I was one of the loudest critics of Ted Thompson’s decision not to welcome Brett Favre back after the QB decided to unretire. Thompson is right in his assessment that Aaron Rodgers is a good quarterback. I just didn’t like the timing, considering they were a missed field goal away from the Super Bowl. But at this point, that’s water under the bridge.
Thompson’s second big mistake was not drafting a young tackle, especially since the Packers didn’t re-sign veteran Mark Tauscher. The offensive line was already suspect after last year’s performance. As much as I like rookie DT B.J. Raji, you have to draft a franchise caliber tackle. And before you say all the good ones were gone by the ninth overall pick, most of the teams in the top 10 were trying to trade out, so the opportunity to move up was there.
I’ve always said when it comes to quarterbacks … they’re like the fine family china. You don’t let everyone eat off the china. You put it in a cabinet to protect it.
What say you?
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