With Sam Shields allowed to escape from the Packers' grasp without so much as a tag or offer, some Packers fans are already on the verge of panic. It's time for a healthy dose of reality...and patience.
The Cheesehead Radio gang are joined by the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz, who is well-positioned to let us know what's happening behind 1265 Lombardi's doors, as well as his insights as to what Ted and Mike have in their long-range plans this offseason.
It's been 21 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks since a Packers' backup quarterback has made a meaningful start. Ted Thompson has rolled the dice for years that that streak would continue indefinitely. Today, the Pack will start a washed-up veteran with no training camp experience and Thompson has no one to blame but himself.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."