Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Sunday, March 17, 2013 8:47:12 PM(UTC)

Rank: Member
United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)
Applause Received: 111
PackersNews said:
In a span of two days last week, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson watched his team lose a two-time Pro Bowl receiver and miss out on signing a three-time Pro Bowl running back.
Offline texaspackerbacker  
#2 Posted : Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:27:21 PM(UTC)

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2015

Rank: Veteran Member
United States
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas
Applause Given: 609
Applause Received: 418
Afraid? I hardly think that's the right word for it. Negative about it? Maybe too smart? The Packers will be better off without Jennings and Jackson than Minnesota and Atlanta will be with them.
thanks Post received 3 applause.
Packerchick on 3/18/2013(UTC), Zero2Cool on 3/18/2013(UTC), nerdmann on 3/18/2013(UTC)
Offline yooperfan  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 4:14:14 AM(UTC)

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014

Rank: Senior Member
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 961
Applause Received: 432
Ted, comotose, say it isn't so!
Offline K_Buz  
#4 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 5:26:03 AM(UTC)

Rank: Member
Joined: 8/17/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 6
Applause Received: 41
I'm beginning to think that coming/staying in Green Bay is a last resort for most players. There is something wrong when Greg Jennings goes to the Vikes for "a little" more money.
Offline Glorydays  
#5 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 6:56:30 AM(UTC)

Rank: Registered
United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: Ohio
Applause Given: 4
Applause Received: 4
I used to be old school and want to hang on to veteran players right up until they couldnt play anymore ala Ray Nitschke. Now I see the wisdom in letting a player go two years too early instead of two years too late. The Patriots have been doing it successfully for a long time and they are perennial contenders. I think Ted Thompson is following that model. There is just too much risk in paying big bucks for someone elses retread. If it works youre a genius but if it fails you are looking for a job elsewhere. I would love to have kept Jennings, but you cant cant let the "tail wag the dog". He was demanding too much that would have jeopardized the future of someone more valuable in the next couple years. Getting Steven Jackson had me drooling, but when you pay too much for something that doesnt live up to your expectations, then you regret your decision. Ted Thompson is making the tough choices. Thats what they pay him to do. I believe he is keeping us competitive and for that im thankful. I have no desire to back into the abyss where I waited 29 years between SuperbowlII and SBXXXI.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
QCHuskerFan on 3/18/2013(UTC)
Offline nerdmann  
#6 Posted : Monday, March 18, 2013 9:11:55 AM(UTC)

Rank: Select Member
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,864
Applause Received: 914
K_Buz said: Go to Quoted Post
I'm beginning to think that coming/staying in Green Bay is a last resort for most players. There is something wrong when Greg Jennings goes to the Vikes for "a little" more money.


Green Bay was viewed as the Siberia of the NFL for many, many years.

That changed somewhat when Reggie came here. Reggie got Keith Jackson to come here by telling him that a black man in Green Bay is a celebrity, because everyone knows you're a Packer. That's changed somewhat too.

Holmgren's regime started incorporating black culture into the organization.

One rap on Green Bay is that there's never been anything for black guys to do recreationally. They had to go all the way to Milwaukee for night life. I think that's changed somewhat, but the situation that went down with Nick Barnett's night club was not helpful at all.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (5h) : Matt Blanchard?
Zero2Cool (18h) : Doubt any QB is cut before Thursday. I want to see more of Matt and Brett.
Smokey (30-Aug) : Why be a guest, come join us today !
Zero2Cool (30-Aug) : Hyde is the injury I'm most concerned about. Cobby fine.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl 50
Sunday, Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM
SEAHAWKS
Monday, Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
CHIEFS
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3:25 PM
at 49ers
Sunday, Oct 11 @ 12:00 PM
RAMS
Sunday, Oct 18 @ 3:25 PM
CHARGERS
Sunday, Oct 25 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Sunday, Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Broncos
Sunday, Nov 8 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Sunday, Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Thursday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
BEARS
Thursday, Dec 3 @ 7:25 PM
at Lions
Sunday, Dec 13 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Sunday, Dec 20 @ 3:05 PM
at Raiders
Sunday, Dec 27 @ 3:25 PM
at Cardinals
Sunday, Jan 3 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
16m / Green Bay Packers Talk / porky88

19m / Green Bay Packers Talk / porky88

26m / Green Bay Packers Talk / porky88

30m / Green Bay Packers Talk / porky88

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / CaliforniaCheez

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / CaliforniaCheez

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / greengold

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mikesecure

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

30-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn


Tweeter