It goes beyond the ‘Jordy effect’
Many like to resort to the Jordy Nelson injury as the reason for the Packers’ drop-off in 2015.
It’s fair, but widely exaggerated.
It’s not easy to replace a wide receiver like Jordy Nelson, but the depth was there.
You can look at Eddie Lacy and his weight problems. You could point to the failed Tom Clements project. What doesn’t get brought up is the trickle-down effect. The type of trickle-down that has been ongoing for years but is finally catching up with the Packers.
The Packers are not known to make splashes or take chances on a trendy vision. Murphy and Thompson stick with the old adage, “if it aint broke, don’t fix it.”
This is a fine philosophy but just because your eight-year-old car runs fine, doesn’t mean that a new one isn’t better.
The Packers are known to recycle the same staff year in and out regardless of performance with very few exceptions (Shawn Slocum).
What staff has been lacking?
Well, again, let’s take a closer look …
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