Ted Thompson to remain Packers GM ‘as long as he wants’

Ask a group of Packers fans to give their opinion on Ted Thompson and you will get a wide range of answers.

To some, the Packers general manager deserves praise for having the foresight to draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft as the heir apparent to Brett Favre. To others, Thompson is responsible for the bitter divorce from Favre, who was traded to the Jets before finishing his Hall of Fame career with the rival Vikings.

Golden is looking for the team to have a bounce-back year and being dominant.

“If you’re not making the playoffs and competing for the Super Bowl, all that [other] stuff doesn’t matter,” Golden said.

Golden is entering the third year of his four-year rookie contract that pays him $3.9 million. He could be headed for a big payday if he continues to play at a high level — though he’s not in this for the money, he says.

“I don’t really worry about stuff like that,” said Golden, who has a goal of Find Cheap Jerseys retiring with more than 100 sacks. “I know it’s going to happen. I know what I Houston Texans Cheap Jerseys have to do to make it happen.

“I’m more worried about being a legend and working on my craft every day to become a legendary player. Everything else will then play out how it’s supposed to.

“I just want to keep getting better and, as long as I put in the work, I know the sky’s the limit for me.”indians_002

George Springer proves he’s the real deal with two more home runs

All aboard the George Springer Express; it’s about to leave the park.

Remember the annual fun to be had with way-too-early mock drafts? The ones compiled right after this year’s draft, for next year, were almost in lockstep. Out of 10 2018 mock drafts by nine outlets (including Sporting News) posted within days of the end of the 2017 draft, seven had Darnold as the first overall pick. One had him second, another third, another eighth.

Darnold is the target, much the way Andrew Luck was five years ago. This, with everybody knowing he hasn’t started a full season in college yet, and that he just turned 20 last month.

Anything can happen during the course of a season. (You’ll recall that last year’s too-early mocks had Deshaun Watson overwhelmingly as the top prize.) The deadline to declare is early Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys January, after the college playoff championship game. That’s a long time for teams to ponder how to approach a draft that looks a lot different than it did a week ago.

It’s also a long time for Darnold to ponder his own future. In the Cheap NCAA Jerseys meantime, the present has given his future NFL employers a lot to think about.

The reward for the season full of hot garbage might not be the pot of Southern California gold these teams thought there would be. Not mentioning any names of any green-clad teams in north Jersey, of course.indians_001