These are some of the same people who want to bench Brett Favre, or at least get Aaron Rodgers a few snaps throughout the game to get him some seasoning for the future. The second part of this thought process is that Favre needs to decide before the end of the season as to his future so the team can possibly play Rodgers in anticipation of next year if Brett were to retire. While I understand the logic behind their thinking, I also understand how broccoli is good for you. Does not mean I like it one bit. In fact I hate it.
Is not Green Bay, Wisconsin the place where, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" got its start? Has history not taught us that winning is a habit, but unfortunately, so is losing? Has not history taught us that we do not do things right once in a while, but all the time? Has not history taught us that we should strive for excellence in everything we do? Is not Green Bay Titletown? Did not my Grandfather utter those famous words, "I never won as many as I wanted, which was all of them"?
In every contest this team plays, they must play to win. To do anything less would be an insult to the memory of Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson, Tony Canadeo, Vince Lombardi, Ray Nitschke and Reggie White. We as followers of the Packers should expect nothing less.
Editor's note: John Lombardi is the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi. John resides with his family in Green Bay . His football experience includes stints with two teams in the World League (now NFL Europe); in the scouting departments of the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans; and graduate assistant coach and director of football operations at Vanderbilt. He will be contributing columns for PackerReport.com.