View Poll Results: What would you do with Ted Thompson ?

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  • Agree with Murphy. Extend him and let him be the GM as long as he wants

    6 42.86%
  • Doug Melvanize TT. Get his replacemnt in line for a promo next year-TT becomes a consultant

    4 28.57%
  • Wait til his contract expires and see who is available

    2 14.29%
  • One Superbowl; Goodbye and Let's move on now

    2 14.29%
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Thread: COMMENTS BY MARK MURPHY

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    Anti Homer Rat HOFer Bretsky's Avatar
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    COMMENTS BY MARK MURPHY

    Recent Comments from the Packer Brass noted Ted Thompson has done a great job and he can remain as our GM as long as he wants...agree...or disagree ??
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    Hocking a topic from ESPN 1070. Most felt we have a unique opportunity in place to line up an experienced youthful successor in John Dorsey as our next GM for many years to come. Of course....I want Eliott Wolf but it's an interesting debate. I think TT has a yr left on current contract. I don't think anybody feels we should jet from TT. But would you want to actively plan for the future or see where it takes us ?

    They made a comparison...albeit a bad one...with how the Brewers started a movement with Melvin but just felt like it in the best interests for the Brewers to move on. Obviously the Bucks seemed to be going that route as well but when their GM left the search turned out to be a bloody mess within the organization and the assumed heir apparent bolted out the door when one side of management won the battle and he was not hired.

    What say you rats ??
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    I think he's done an above-average job. He's hard to maintain excellence when you're picking so low in the draft every year, especially when you don't like FA historically and your HOF draft pick defender is forced to retire far too young.

    I think they'll bring in Dorsey.

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    So you are in favor of hiring Dorsey now as he's the heir apparent ? That is part of the debate. Dorsey doesn't stay available for that long IMO.
    Fart in the Wind

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    I hire him as assistant to the GM or something and make the transition in a year or so. Pay him what a top tier GM gets paid presently and call it a day. You almost certainly lose Gutenkunst and Wolf then, but oh well. You'd have a proven commodity who went deep into the AFC playoffs without a QB. Very impressive work.

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    A lot depends on Ted. If Ted is thinking one more year, he may be loathe to throw Dorsey in the mix and create even more internal candidates. Dorsey could sit a year, or get a consulting gig, then apply for the job.

    If Ted brings in Dorsey, he might want another couple of years.

    I want Ted to stay, then in order, Schneider, Dorsey, Wolf/Gutenkist.
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    Schneider isn't leaving Seattle any time soon. Rehiring Dorsey is an interesting idea, however. He might be a good #2 guy until Ted decides to retire and/or go back to scouting.

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    Let TT finish his contract then get someone younger. Youth is where it's at according to Ted himself. Be kind of silly go against your own practices.

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    Best GM in football. Keep him until that changes or he decides to retire

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    I'm OK with having a succession plan, but not one that is unnecessarily heavy-handed. If they hired Dorsey back as the hand-picked, someday successor, I'd be fine with that, if he is.

    I would suspect they are making their own plans in-house, and not sharing it with anyone else. When someone does a good job, like TT has done overall, you don't treat him like trash on the way out just because it's a business and you want to stay one step ahead, or keep guys in-house. You do that, you're inviting Karma's wrath. Sure, you don't want to miss out on the next great GM, but you also have to appreciate what you have right now, and that anyone else is an unknown.
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