Ted Thompson happy to welcome Brett Favre back to Green Bay

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 6, 2014 – 11:03 am

140806-thompson-300GREEN BAY–Count Ted Thompson among Packers fans happy to welcome Brett Favre back to Lambeau Field.

“I think it’s great. It feels comfortable that we now have a plan and we’re going to do things a certain way,” the Packers general manager said on Wednesday.

“What he’s done for this place is remarkable. I was here in ’92 when Ron (Wolf) acquired Brett. We sort of grew up with the Packers. We’re happy all of that other stuff has been put aside and let’s go forward with the relationship.”

Thompson met with reporters in his weekly training camp press conference. He deferred comment on tackle Don Barclay’s knee injury to Coach Mike McCarthy and his post-practice press conference later in the day.

“Guys go down and other guys step up,” Thompson said.

Saturday marks the Packers’ preseason opener and Thompson will get his best look to date at his draft crop.

“Try to ascertain if the game is too big for them,” he said of what he’ll try to learn this Saturday. “Sometimes it will be in the first game but won’t be in the second game. Hopefully you make the right decisions at the end. It’s a very difficult process at the end. As you get closer, it gets harder. You can’t pull for a partricular player. It has to play itself out.”

Half jokingly, Thompson told reporters: “You guys are almost always wrong. If you were close, I’d give you credit. I’ve seen young guys read the newspaper and get all depressed. I feel bad for the guys that have to read that.

“They wrote that about me when I was with the Houston Oilers in 1975.”

Packers.com will provide a training camp look in from today’s practice, which was to begin at 11:45 a.m.

 


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