I was a little surprised, but not shocked. When they gave him the extension this July I figured that he might be around for a while, but the Packers went 4-12, injuries or not, something needed to happen. I think Sherman's time in Green Bay was getting to a close. With Thompson as the GM I think this is the right move, I konw we will get someone that should do very good. Bates was the best move offseason, they showed a stat during the Packers-Seahawks game that the Packers are #1 in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game. Last year we were just awful. This does, however, lessen the chances that Favre will return for the 2006 season. Thompson is going to start interviewing candidates this week, so we should have a good idea who will be coaching in the near future.