The Green Bay Packers did a bold thing when they kept seven wide receivers (and only three inside linebackers) on the 53-man roster at the end of final cuts. After struggling on offense last season and dealing with injuries to multiple pass-catchers, the Packers clearly wanted to keep their homegrown talent on their roster and off other teams', as many players likely would not have gotten through waivers to be placed on the practice squad.
However, for a team that has seven wide receivers at its disposal—all of whom are active on game day, given their roles on special teams—the Packers sure aren't using them much on the field.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson recently promoted Eliot Wolf. Thompson insisted that the promotion had nothing to do with a succession plan. But with a flexible young dynamo like Eliot Wolf ready and waiting in the wings, is there really any reason to wait?
During Mike McCarthy's season-ending news conference he described the emotions of yet another crushing season-ending play when he fired back that his staff and players “do not possess a losing mentality around here”.
"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."