Letters to the Editor

Here are a few thoughts from Packers fans from the past week. Also, Packer Report managing editor Todd Korth is seeking memories from fans of Green Bay's 1996 NFL championship season for use in an upcoming Packer Report magazine. E-mail your thoughts on that season, or thoughts on the Packers as they start training camp, to Korth at packrepted@aol.com.

Sydney deserves more respect!
I agree 110% with Jan Mandel (Letters to the Editor, July 21). Harry has paid his dues and earned the respect of real Packers fans.

I live in the heart of Bears country. It's great to have a straight shooter in our corner, even when the news isn't always that great. Keep it coming Harry!

Jacques (Indiana Pack fan), Gameday26@wmconnect.com

Why did Reggie leave for Carolina, anyway?
I've been reading the many well-deserved tributes to Reggie White, and also about hurt feelings between his wife and the Packers, and I was wondering, why did Reggie have to go to Carolina to finish out his career? Why didn't the Packers keep him? Wasn't he willing to take a pay cut to stay, yet sent packing (no pun intended) anyway, or did I misunderstand the reason for his departure?

By the way, I think the Packers are going to surprise a lot of people this year. My guess is a 9-7 record. What do you think?

Let's tee it up!

Ken Parrish, KenParrish53@aol.com

If the ball bounces the Packers way, maybe 9-7, but I'm guessing 8-8 or 7-9. New coach, young O-line, lot of other rookies. It might take a while before they all get on the same page.

Regarding Reggie, he retired - a second time from the Packers in 1998. White briefly announced his retirement during the off-season in 1998, then reconsidered and decided to return for the 1998 season. After he was out of football in 1999, he decided that he wanted to extend his career, but he was no longer in then-general manager Ron Wolf's plans. White signed with the Panthers in 2000, and retired for good after that season.

Note: E-mail your thoughts on the Packers to managing editor Todd Korth at packrepted@aol.com. Please include your name, city/state, and e-mail address at the end of each letter.

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