Different Teams, Different Styles

In the wake of Tuesday's big non-move by the Packers and the big move by the Vikings, we look at the talent-gathering philosophies of these teams, what it's meant during Ted Thompson's five years as general manager and what it means for this season.

Without the injured Ryan Grant, the Green Bay Packers don't have a big-time running back. So, naturally, they took a pass on sending a third-round pick to Buffalo to get Marshawn Lynch.

Without the injured Sidney Rice, the Minnesota Vikings didn't have a big-time wide receiver. So, naturally, they sent a third-round pick to New England to get Randy Moss.

The Packers and Vikings entered this season as two of the chief championship contenders in the NFC, and little that has taken place during the first four weeks of the NFL season has changed that thinking. Nonetheless, the Vikings' move and the Packers' non-move show the contrasting management styles between these bitter rivals.

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