And so it begins.
It's been seven long months since we had a Packer football game that mattered to look forward to. The fanbase and, it would seem, Packer coaches and players are thinking Super Bowl. The national media has hoped on board with what seems like every significant national prognosticator picking the Packers to at least reach the big game in Dallas if not outright win the thing.
Now, of course, they have to start playing the games. And the second guessing will begin. "I TOLD you they should have picked up that linebacker"; "What the hell was Thompson thinking not drafting a cornerback?"; And, yes, even "They're crazy if they think they can use Tramon Williams or Greg Jennings on punt returns."
That last one obviously was all the talk yesterday on Twitter. I thought the idea was beyond absurd. Alex thought otherwise. After a long night spent dealing with various things and stepping away completely from the blog and Twitter I came to one conclusion:
Alex is right.
Damn the torpedoes. Full steam ahead. This team has a chance to do something special and it won't do it by playing it safe or being tepid in the decisions it makes. If Tramon Williams or, heaven help us, Greg Jennings are the best options, then they are the best options and that's how they're gonna roll.
All the second guessing, all the "I told you so's", all that nonsense will surely follow us throughout the year - and I'm sure I'll have more than my fair share along the way. But for this week - I'm on board, one thousand percent. Thompson has made all the right moves. McCarthy and his coaches have the lineup perfectly set. The coaches and players have, for the most part, been working and preparing since March.
That kind of commitment and effort deserves and demands your respect.
This is your team.
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