Packers GM Ted Thompson transitioning to new front office role, team will hire replacement
After 13 seasons as general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Ted Thompson is transitioning to a new role in the organization, leaving the team in search of a new man for the job.
Thompson will be the Packers’ senior advisor to football operations, the Packers announced Tuesday.
If the Packers choose to promote from within, there are several potential candidates, including director of football operations Eliot Wolf, CEO Mark Murphy, vice president Russ Ball, director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst, or senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith.
At around 10 p.m., gold grill still in his mouth, he heads to Chicken & Watermelon, a counter-service wings dive. “I’m finna take you to the hood,” he announces, saying that’s where the best food is. Not to mention the daquiri shack next door, where the drinks are strong and the DJ is spinning Juvenile. “I gotta get some food in me before I do some crazy s— tonight,” Kamara says, before ordering 100 BBQ and lemon pepper wings and several colorful daiquiris for the group. He daps up the group of men standing in a circle outside the front door, smoking cigarettes and passing blunts. “Your real n—- points out the roof right now,” one man says to the Saints player just hanging in the hood with the real New Orleanians. As he leaves, there’s a loud bang somewhere in the distance. “That one was a gunshot,” Kamara notes.
At 11 p.m., Kamara is shirtless in his kitchen, drinking Cupcake white wine straight out of the bottle. His mom calls. “I’m bout to get f—ed up,” he tells her. “Bout to get turnt.” He opens a drawer and pulls out a stack of $1 bills. “Left over from the strip club,” he says, being unapologetically Alvin Kamara, the best rookie in the NFL, organic, authentic, distinctly himself.
They warned that Saints rookie safety Marcus Williams, who inexplicably missed on the Diggs tackle, will unfortunately go down with playoff goats like Bill Buckner of the Red Sox.
Trailing 24-23 with the ball on their own 39 yard line, and 10 seconds left with no timeouts, the Vikings needed a miracle — and they got it with:
Keenum steps into it. Pass is caught. Diggs. Sideline. Touchdown. Unbelievable. Vikings win it, screamed Joe Buck.
A stunned Troy Aikman could only ask: What the hell was Williams thinking?
[Williams] comes in, he’s got [Diggs] dialed; all he’s got to do is make a play.
Rapoport also reported, citing unidentified sources, that the Titans are preparing to go after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels if they part ways with Mularkey.