St. Cloud, MN
Obviously the people in charge in Green Bay are in denial. To think that the Packers did not need to make ANY serious moves during the off season, meant that they felt like last year's over-rated team, was good enough! Green Bay lost players to free agency on both sides of the ball, and did basically nothing to fill the holes. I wrote an article that you were good enough to print in the Feb/Apr 2003 Packer report. The title was "Big Changes are Needed". I guess no one in the Packer Organization ever read it. Fellow packer fans, I'm afraid that this is going to be A LONG SEASON.
MIKE SHERMAN CANNOT BE TH COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER! IT'S TOO MUCH TO ASK OF ANYBODY, AND NO TEAM HAS EVER WON A SUPER BOWL WITH A HEAD COACH / G.M. CALLING THE SHOTS! SEATTLE MADE THE RIGHT MOVE BY TAKING AWAY HOLMGREN'S G/M TITLE! DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO ANYBODY BUT ME!!??
Dear friends at Packer Report,
The time has run out on a game in which the Packers were never really in. First of all, congratulations to the Vikings. They beat the Packers for only the second time in the last ten years, and they did it decisively. We now have the game in the Metrodome to look forward to.
I am sure that other fans will also be questioning the intensity of our team, but I for one will also question the motivation of our team by our coach. I know it is a little early to be questioning Mike Sherman, and I have been a fan of his for years, but where was the intensity in this game? Where was the intensity in the final games last year?
In an attempt to play down the emotions of last year between Chris Hovan and Brett Favre, did the whole team become sedentary? What the Vikings lack in talent, they displayed in hustle and fire. They brought a controlled intensity to the game, while we looked mired in the new cement encompassing the facade around the stadium. In doing so they emphasized their strengths, took advantage of our weaknesses, and came out the better team on Sunday.
I hope the Packers will wake up from their self-imposed sleep, focus on the next game, and wipe this one from their memories. Detroit is not the same team they were last year either.
Jon L. Olson
Andover, MN 55304