Sherman's version of the Packers is taking me down memory lane to the good old days post- Lombardi and pre-Wolf Holmgren when they were fun to watch and nobody got too excited or down because we expected them to lose. Like losing 3 in a row, something that hasn't happened since before I was 60. Like losing the first 2 home games of a season, something that last happened when I had just turned 50. Like giving up an average of 5.5 yards per rush over the first four games, something that no one remembers because it never happened before. In fact, I was only 19 in 1956 when the Pack gave up 5.1 yards per carry for a season, their record for futility which might be threatened this year. Is Sherman Rossley's hit and miss handling of WOLF'S record-breaking offense just a hiccup? Was Sherman's firing of Donatell and selection of Slowik to run SHERMAN'S defense as poor a choice as it seems?
Aikman commented that we have seen Packer life after Favre and it isn't pretty. How pretty will Packer life be with Sherman but without Wolf's last 19 remaining players, including Favre, Green, Henderson, Wahle, Rivera, Tauscher, Clifton, Flanagan, Franks, Driver, Ferguson, Longwell, Sharper, Diggs, KGB, Hunt and McKenzie? Except for Barnett, Walker and maybe Harris, how pretty is Packer life today with the 35 current Sherman acquisitions of the last 4 years? Can you imagine them being the foundation of a successful NFL team? But there are better days ahead, 'cause there's no way in hell the Pack could lose 3 straight at Lambeau.... is there?
Walter Shirer, email@example.com
I think that Mike Sherman should pay a little more attention to personnell duties. We all know that Sherman is a good coach and maybe he should stick to that. I know that even with 11 men on the injury report the Pack can do better. Dr. Vincent W. Winter, Minnetonka, Minn.
I am a Packers season-ticket holder, "team-owner," and have been an enthusiastic fan since the days of Billy Grimes and Tony Canadeo. It seems to me that the team's current struggles to win a game are because of inadequate coaching. The Packers are a better team than their coaches are able to showcase.
In the Bears' game, it was embarrassing to be out-coached by a rookie head coach named Lovie. Why was the ball taken out of Favre's hands for most of the game? What was our offensive coordinator thinking?
In the Colts' game, the Pack was kept in its base defense for almost the entire first half while Indianapolis rang up 35 points. What was our defensive coordinator thinking?
In the Giants' game, why was Craig Nall held out until the last play of the game as a substitute for the injured Favre? Playing Doug Peterson for the entire fourth quarter was tantamount to a concession of defeat. Was anyone thinking? Does Mike Sherman have one or two jobs too many?
We could have won all three of these games. Of course, the coaches do many things well. I believe that the Packers can still have a good season and go deep into the playoffs, if the entire coaching staff gets gets its act together. Go Pack!
Bill Sperber, Minnetonka, MN, (formerly De Pere, WI)
We can call Favre's Super Bowl or bust prediction a "BUST"!! They never generated hardly any offense in the 2nd half,and now at 1-3 they have dug a hole for themselves that will be hard to crawl out of into the post season.
I don't know about the rest of the Cheeseheads out there, but I for one am tired of week after week watching Mike Sherman and his staff being out coached by the opposing teams coaches. This is the same guy who traded away our 2nd round pick instead of getting a DE to compliment KGB, and then drafted a punter.
I said it once,and I'll say it again, the Green Bay Packers will never win another championship as long as Mike Sherman is head coach.
Peter Schwind, Lima Ohio
Dear Packer Report,
This topic has come up many times before, but I think there should be no doubt what so ever now, that Mike Sherman can't handle both jobs, and maybe not even the one for that matter, but let's give the benefit of the doubt. I've heard Mike described as a great disciplinarian, teacher, whatever. If so, then they should at least be very prepared for their opponent come game day. This team looks very confused! What are they doing with their time? We have no home-field edge, we are riddled with injuries, and we have two punters on the roster. What is wrong with this picture?
Admit the mistake and get someone who can help this team win and relieve some of the others. The biggest shame of all here is, there is very little time left here to capitalize on the talent this team has and hope to capture the elusive crown one more time before our hero retires.
I think any one of us fans could have coached 3 losses in a row! I rest my case, somebody do something. PLEASE! Go Packers. Craig Schlomer, Mt. Laurel, N.J.
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