Hello Green Bay fans - first off, congrats on your season thus far and good luck in the playoffs. The success Green Bay is having is definitely not lost on us over here in the Northwest, especially considering our current GM, John Schneider, had a small (maybe large?) role in building the team now dominating the National Football League. He, at least, learned the M.O. in which Ted Thompson operates, and with that in mind, and knowing that John Schneider has brought, and will continue to bring large parts of the roster building and cap management philosophy he learned/helped to develop in Green Bay to Seattle, we've endeavored to study that model over at Field Gulls.
I wanted to share some of our research with you, because the model TT uses is actually very interesting and probably fairly cutting-edge. You probably already have an good idea of how it works but one of our writers, Davis Hsu, has broken it down in amazing detail, providing graphs and charts to illustrate how Ted Thompson has gone about building one of the youngest and most talented teams in the NFL.
Please take a look and let me know what you think - and Part IV is what we published today, and is sort of the kicker! Thanks guys/gals/cheeseheads.
The Green Bay Model and its Influence on John Schneider Part I - Field Gulls
John Schneider took the call he was looking for.
The Green Bay Model & its Influence On John Schneider Part II - Field Gulls
Why am I studying another franchise besides the Seahawks? Why have I purchased books on the Pittsburgh Steelers and plan on purchasing books on the Baltimore Ravens and other franchises? Why have I downloaded articles and studied the Green Bay roster on www.packers.com? Why?
The Green Bay Model & its Influence On John Schneider Part III - Field Gulls
A continuing look at Green Bay's roster building model and how it relates to the Seahawks.
The Green Bay Model & its Influence On John Schneider Part IV - Field Gulls
A continuing look at the Green Bay model of roster building, the culture and identity it creates, and the implications for this Seattle franchise.