I was asking Bedard about the lackluster performance by Greg Jennings this season, and the Del Re eating pen warrior made a pretty valid point.
“The Packers have a lot of talent when they play together, but they don’t have a guy who can take the team on the shoulders.”
As much as I hate to admit it, it’s the truth. There isn’t a single player on the present squad that has elevated his play to a level that can singlehandedly take over a game.
Packer fans had hoped that Greg Jennings or even Aaron Rodgers would reach that point, but it’s fairly evident at the halfway mark that no one on the current roster is a bonifide superstar. The Packers have a lot of individual talent, but no one that can dominate consistently week in and week out.
All the elite teams have that guy right now. The Patriots have Brady and Moss, the Colts have Manning, and the Saints have Brees. The Cowboys have Barber, the Cardinals have Fitzgerald, and as much as I hate to say it, the Vikings have the last “guy” the Packers ever had that could truly take over.
In order to be elite, you need “that guy.” I don’t know if anyone is going to able to step up and fill that role, but if not, the Packers will only play as good as the combined sum of their parts.
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