Dear Ted Thompson,
I write this letter because, like all Green Bay Packers fans, I’m a bit confused – we don’t know what to expect from you anymore. We’ve come to know you as the fuddy-dud who’s gone about your business deep in the bowels of 1265 Lombardi Avenue, mixing together concoctions of undrafted free agent reports and scouting tapes mixed with analyses of draft day trades.
We’ve come to expect that you would horde all of your third and fourth round draft picks and scour those reams of papers to steal the best players available on your draft board … it’s come to be so boring.
And as for the Free Agency period? Well, we knew for sure that you might wake from your March slumber to make an occasional appearance to sign some sure-fire team contributors. Yes, we remember those scintillating signings – guys like Duke Preston in 2009, and Jeff Saturday and Anthony Hargrove last year. Those were huge.
Well, OK, so you did hit a home run in 2006 when you brought Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett to town. Someone must have dropped something into your egg nog that year … you need to revisit that moment.
Have you had a resurgence, we all ask? Does the fact that you brought in Chris Canty for a visit signal a new beginning? Does all this talk that the Packers may be interested in bringing back Cullen Jenkins mark a turning of the page for you?
And might you be enticed to consider that one player everyone is talking about? Steven Jackson? C’mon, you know that he’s the sexiest of any of the free agents out there and wouldn’t he shore up the Packers running game in one fell swoop? It might even help us forget about the failure that was Cedric Benson and Ryan Grant.
No, you say? No, no, no?
You won’t consider any of that nonsense? You won’t take the elevator out of the basement of Lambeau Field, but you might consider taking the slow walk up the spiral staircase? That you might make it to street level by the time the draft hits?
Well, we’re not surprised.
Just be sure to bring those reams of undrafted free agent reports with you.
We’ll see you in April.