With 12 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues.
Thursday, Sept. 4, is the day when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.
Over the course of the next 12 days we focus on the number that represents the days remaining … and for today we take a look numbers 13 and 12.
Most recently, we took a look at number 14 – Don Hutson, one of the greatest, if not the greatest Packer of all time, who wore the number from 1935 to 1945.
Read those names again – Jacke, Marcol, Dickey, Rodgers – three of them are in the Packers Hall of Fame and the fourth, Rodgers, is bound to be inducted at some point in the future … we hope well into the future.
Yes, the arguments about the best player to have played for the Packers should include the names of Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Reggie White, but it was Jacke, Marcol, Dickey, and now Rodgers who continued and have continue to set the standard for the modern game with their abilities and their actions that helped Packers teams through the years.
We’ll start with Marcol and Jacke, and finish with Dickey and Rodgers, with contributions once again from John Maxymuk, the author of “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore them.”
His words will provide insight and background on Marcol and Dickey, while I’ll provide the narrative for Jacke and Rodgers.
Turn the pages and enjoy …