Favre's gone for good, but Packers fans shouldn't panic

Those who expect the Packers to implode now that Brett Favre is in New York fail to recognize the proficiency of GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: August 7, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Now that Brett Favre is a New York Jet and Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson is the most scrutinized executive in the NFL, let's get one thing straight: The Packers will be fine.

You can talk all you want about how much better the Packers would've been with Favre. You can point out the mistakes Thompson made in handling the longest-running soap opera in recent league history. What you can't do, however, is make a case for the Packers falling apart now that old No. 4 is working ...

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