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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Thompson, Coaches, and Balance

By C.D. Angeli
PackerChatters Staff
Thursday, 05 January 2006

The search for a new coach of the Green Bay Packers, and already, names have been harvested, celebrated, disdained, and dissected. With Monday's unceremonious firing of Mike Sherman, already many have pinned new hopes on such prospects as Childress, Williams, Saunders, and Lewis...hopes for a very uncertain future.

One thing is for certain, however. Whether you liked Sherman or not, his firing was not cut and dry. His dismissal after compiling the fourth best winning percentage among Packer coaches (take out 2004 as an abberation and its even better), winning three straight division titles, and making the playoffs four times out of six seasons has been confusing to many of those out of the Green Bay circles. This is not a man with health issues and a history of clashes with ownership, like Mike Martz, or simply season after season of dismal effort, like Dom Capers or Jim Haslett. No reason was given, to Sherman or to the fans.

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