An Open Letter to Packers GM Ted Thompson


Published: March 28, 2009

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... Packers every Sunday during football season (even in the preseason).

But Thompson's free agency strategy of "wait and see" is getting a little old.

When the decision was made to hire Dom Capers and the Packers switched from a 4-3 defense to something more like the Pittsburgh Steelers' 3-4, one thing seemed obvious: Free agents were going to have to be brought in to help with the transition.

Nearly a full month has passed, and the Pack have picked up one unrestricted free agent: offensive lineman Duke Preston. They also signed former Steelers safety Anthony Smith.

Apparently, two new men is all Thompson feels is necessary to change a team that is still built to play a 4-3 into a contender with a 3-4. And heck, apparently one of them can be on the offensive side of the ball.


Now, the tiny quantity of players signed isn't for a lack of trying on Teddy's part. He asked DE Chris Canty to come in for an interview, but was shunned b...

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