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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Ted Thompson's Future Reply with quote

Report: Packers GM Ted Thompson likely to step down this season

Here's more on what Rapoport had to say about Thompson.
If you're looking for a surprise, the Packers could be it. While the coaching staff may tinker after the season, including possibly OC Edgar Bennett likely getting head coach interviews, it is expected to have minimal changes. The front office, however, is a different story. GM Ted Thompson is under contract through 2018, but this could be the year he steps aside and becomes a senior scouting adviser. If Green Bay has success in the playoffs, that possibility increases. There are a few reasons why: First of all, Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf is coveted and he'll have opportunities to interview as a GM elsewhere. The organization could risk losing him if he's not promoted. Second of all, CEO Mark Murphy still hasn't hired his own guy, and he's been around the organization much more this year as he studies things from the inside. There are plenty of talented people in the Packers front office -- VP Russ Ball, Director of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst and Senior Personnel Executive Alonzo Highsmith among them. And this could be the year Thompson steps aside to make way for them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearly a move to keep Eliot Wolf if it's true...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a source?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000766647/article/bears-expected-to-stay-the-course-with-john-fox?campaign=Twitter_atn

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If you're looking for a surprise, the Packers could be it. While the coaching staff may tinker after the season, including possibly OC Edgar Bennett likely getting head coach interviews, it is expected to have minimal changes. The front office, however, is a different story. GM Ted Thompson is under contract through 2018, but this could be the year he steps aside and becomes a senior scouting adviser. If Green Bay has success in the playoffs, that possibility increases. There are a few reasons why: First of all, Director of Football Operations Eliot Wolf is coveted and he'll have opportunities to interview as a GM elsewhere. The organization could risk losing him if he's not promoted. Second of all, CEO Mark Murphy still hasn't hired his own guy, and he's been around the organization much more this year as he studies things from the inside. There are plenty of talented people in the Packers front office -- VP Russ Ball, Director of Player Personnel Brian Gutekunst and Senior Personnel Executive Alonzo Highsmith among them. And this could be the year Thompson steps aside to make way for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be very happy if true, especially if ted stays with gb to help
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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@AdamSchefter: 49ers will interview Packers Director of college scouting Brian Gutekunst, per source. Also Packers exec Eliot Wolf, as @TomPelissero said.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marky mark wrote:
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@AdamSchefter: 49ers will interview Packers Director of college scouting Brian Gutekunst, per source. Also Packers exec Eliot Wolf, as @TomPelissero said.


leverage for wolf Very Happy
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PossibleCabbage


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my heart I kinda hope that TT is some sort of immortal and will be the Green Bay GM literally until the collapse of civilization/the NFL.

But I don't want to lose Elliot Wolf either.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would GB let Wolf interview somewhere if he is the heir?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Why would GB let Wolf interview somewhere if he is the heir?


how could they stop him?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Why would GB let Wolf interview somewhere if he is the heir?


Can't block interviews for promotions, only lateral moves iirc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlexGreen#20 wrote:
Ketchup wrote:
Why would GB let Wolf interview somewhere if he is the heir?


Can't block interviews for promotions, only lateral moves iirc.
Are we sure that's the same for the front office? If they couldn't stop him, the question only changes to why would he want to interview somewhere else if he was the heir?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Gutekunst is also interviewing for 49ers GM position.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Ted Thompsom goes, I want Don Capers to go with him.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible news if true.

I'd much rather have TT than Wolf Jr. What has Wolf Jr. even done besides get preferential treatment due to his father?

I'd rather see someone proven, like Schneider. Yet if it is the only way to keep Wolf and he actually is good, rather than coddled, then this could be a solid move.
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