It’s been a busy week for the Green Bay Packers. Recapping the key points of the season and offseason to date.
The Green Bay Packers just finished a season to forget. To quote Vince Lombardi, “What the hell is going on here?”. Let’s reflect a minute, shall we?
The Packers didn’t win the division. They didn’t even make the playoffs. They finished below .500 for only the third time since 1992. That’s three times in 25 years, folks.
They were without one of the NFL’s best players for most of the season when Aaron Rodgers got pile-driven to the Minnesota turf in October. Now the guilty party, Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, is on Packers fans’ “Most Wanted” list for the foreseeable future.
Many starters spent time on injured reserve, the PUP list or were just chronically banged up. All teams have injuries and I have a theory on that but it will have to be for another time.
There were a lot of highly paid individuals who did not live up to their value this year. On and off the field. Mr. Matthews, your career is wondering where you have been. It, and the all Packers, have missed you.
They had numerous players who were expected to contribute but for one reason or another didn’t.
That is just during the season. After last week’s game against Detroit the Packers fired long time defensive coordinator Dom Capers and moved GM Ted Thompson to another role within organization.
What does all of this mean? Let’s take a closer look.