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Packers Ted Thompson: I Am the Inside Information

Packers Ted Thompson: I Am the Inside Information

By Lance Allan. CREATED May 2, 2014
You have to respect Ted Thompson's ability to be one of the best poker players on the planet this time of year. When it comes to the draft, the Packers GM gives you as close to zero information on what Green Bay is doing. And that's just the way he likes it. When asked if he pays attention to mock drafts, Ted summed up his tenure as Packers GM the best he's ever done it: "I know for a fact they don't have any inside information because for the most part, I'm the only inside information. And I'm not telling anybody." The other thing better would have been if Teddy T dropped the mic right there. But there's more: "I think it's great that fans have these parties where they get together and try to decide on who's going to get picked. But you can't let yourself be steered by that. If you wind up sitting in the draft room, and you decide to pick a guy because you think you're going to get a loud ovation from the fans, that's poor thinking in my judgment." "Not that the fans can't be right. But you have to pick it because it's a football decision, and it's an organizational decision, and a long term decision." Classic comments. Follow me on twitter @lanceallan
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Lance Allan joined TODAY'S TMJ4 in 1996. He attended Rice Lake High School, UW - Barron County, and UW - Madison.