Year in Review: Good, Bad and Ugly of Green Bay Packers

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One of the issues plaguing the Green Bay Packers the past few years has been sacks. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports photograph

One of the issues plaguing the Green Bay Packers the past few years has been sacks. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

Another year of NFL football is in the books; well at least for the Green Bay Packers.

I have to admit – I was just as surprised as I was disappointed by the home playoff loss to the 49ers on Sunday afternoon. After all, I had written just the day before how I felt that this year’s Packers team was destined for greatness. I still believe that. Sometimes, being destined is just not enough; and on Sunday, it wasn’t.

It always takes a couple of days to swallow all those raw emotions and deal with them. Pain, heartache and anger all begin to culminate in those closing seconds. When you are on the edge of your seat on 3rd and 8 and you see Colin Kaepernick take off running for the coveted first down, right inside field goal range. Timeouts are expiring, the clock keeps running. You start to realize that … Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to get the ball back.

Now that emotions are settling, we are able to reflect back on everything that transpired: 2013, a year in review.

There were a lot of surprises this year … some were GOOD, some were BAD … and some were just plain UGLY.

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