Turning the Tide: Why Green Bay Packers’ Ted Thompson Can Become Popular in 2010

June 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Do not adjust your monitors, I actually typed the headline correctly.
Such a scenario two years ago would have labeled insane, stupid, loony, and everything else in between.  However, after the Packers' 7-1 surge to finish 2009 with an 11-5 record and a wild card berth, the improbable could very well become reality.
General Manager Ted Thompson could become a popular figure for a majority of Packer fans by the time the 2010 season concludes.
Now before anyone starts kicking my e-butt in the comments below, hear me out.
As last season wound down with the Packers winning seven of their last eight, Packer fans were as united as they had ever been in the A.B. (After Brett) era.  
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was lighting up scoreboards behind a repaired offensive line, and the new 3-4 defense shut down opponents, rising to finish the year ranked second overall.  While the season ended with a heartbreaking wild card round loss to the Arizona Cardinals ...

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