Green Bay Packers Tickets – Big Cheeses Behind The Packers
Green Bay Packers fans are arguably some of the most diehard in the entire National Football League. In fact, they even have their own nickname: Cheeseheads. Thousands of people sporting their signature cheese hats can be seen at every single one of the Packers games, which makes it no surprise thatGreen Bay Packers tickets are perennially popular.
The devoted fans of the Packers are in the know when it comes to their team. They are familiar with the stats and other info about all of their players and also know a fair amount about the coaching staff. Even those who bleed green and gold, though, may not know much about those behind the scenes in football operations. Below is a little about a few of them.
Ted Thompson, Executive VP/General Manager/Director of Football Operations: Ted Thompson wears a lot of hats in the Green Bay Packers organization and has done so for quite a while. He has been in his current position since 2005 and it is his second stint with the organization. He started as their Assistant Director of Pro Personnel in 1992 and was elevated to Director of Pro Personnel a year later, where he served from 1993-1996. He also served as the Packers’ Director of Player Personnel from 1997 to 1999.
Thompson left the Packers in 2000 to serves as the Seattle Seahawks’ Vice President of Football Operations until 2004. As a player, Thompson was a standout linebacker at SMU and was also the team captain in his last year. He entered the NFL in 1975 with the Houston Oilers and remained with the team until 1984.
Russ Ball, Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance: Russ Ball hasn’t been with the Packers long-since 2008-but he has a long and storied career in the National Football League. He was a center at the University of Central Missouri and started his coaching career as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Missouri from 1982-1989. The year he ended with Missouri, he began his career in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs. He stayed there until 1998, working his way to the administrative assistant to Marty Schottenheimer.
Ball became the Senior Football Administrator for the Minnesota Vikings in 1999 and stayed for two seasons. In 2001, he became the director of football administration for the Washington Redskins. The next season he moved to the New Orleans Saints, working his way up to Vice President of Football Administration by 2006.
Mike Eayrs, Director of Research and Development: Eayrs has been with the Packers for a decade, the first person to hold his title in the organization. Before joining the Packers, he worked in a similar role for the Vikings. He also coached for 11 years in the college ranks.
Rob Davis, Director of Player Development: Davis is only in his third season in his position, but he has a much longer history with the Packers. He was the Packers’ long snapper for 11 seasons and retired from the franchise in 2008, the same year he took his current role.
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