The legacy of Ted Thompson

Updated: October 30, 2009, 10:14 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There was a time when Ted Thompson knew exactly what the guys were going through, legs wobbling on the first morning of two-a-days, mind drifting to the random critiques on a clipboard. He felt 45 men come together as one in the locker room, the same room he carefully passes by now to say hi and exchange small pleasantries. Teddy -- that's what his old coach, Bum Phillips, still calls him -- wasn't much of a physical specimen. Ten years as an NFL player, and Thompson's signature ...

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