Packers GM on backup quarterback situation: ‘It’s my fault’
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said in an interview with USA Today’s Tom Pelissero that he is responsible for bringing in backup Seneca Wallace even though he didn’t have familiarity with the offense or have him in preseason camp.
In a wide-ranging interview, Thompson admitted fault with how he handled the situation. The team cut Vince Young during the preseason and brought in veteran Wallace.
“If something went wrong at the backup quarterback position, it’s my fault,” Thompson said. “It’s not somebody else’s fault. It’s not even one of those quarterbacks’ fault. I just didn’t get it worked out right.”
“I had a pretty good comfort level with him,” Thompson said about Wallace. “I was in Seattle when we drafted him out there. I know the kind of person and I know his football intelligence. I know he’s got good mobility, has confidence as a player.”
He also had some things to say about retired quarterback Brett Favre, saying it was the toughest situation he had to deal with as a GM was when Favre left the team in 2008.
“I don’t think it was the fault of Brett. It just was one of those car wrecks that you could see coming, but it wasn’t like you could dodge. It just happened. That was a shame,” he said.