Random thoughts on Packers' off-season

PackerReport.com correspondent Dylan Tomlinson offers his opinion on Bob Harlan's second thoughts on John Jones, the upcoming season, Favre and Ferguson, and more!

Quick hits on the Green Bay Packers off-season …

One can't help but wonder if Bob Harlan's latest book tour made him realize he's not quite ready to walk away from it all …

I agree John Jones wasn't the right guy to replace Harlan, but the Packers should have been able to come to that realization awhile ago rather than just days before Jones was about to take over …

It's also too bad that Harlan didn't have second thoughts six years ago when he thought it was a good idea to make Mike Sherman the general manager …

By the way, the decision to make the Jones announcement on Saturday during Memorial Day Weekend was truly an inspired effort to bury the news …

At the beginning of the off-season, when the Randy Moss trade seemed like a done deal and Cal running back Marshawn Lynch was still expected to be there at No. 16, the Packers looked like a team that could win the NFC North during the 2007 season …

But given the current state of the Packers offense as well as an extremely difficult schedule, it's hard to imagine the Pack improving on last year's 8-8 season …

The biggest reason to feel optimistic about the upcoming season is coach Mike McCarthy. If McCarthy can go 8-8 with last year's team, one can't help but think that anything is possible …

The best thing that has happened to the Packers this off-season is that the Lions didn't fire Matt Millen and the Vikings didn't fire Brad Childress …

If you think Vernand Morency or Brandon Jackson is capable of rushing for 1,000 yards next season, you are a lot more optimistic than I am …

Note to Brett Favre: Until your touchdown passes outnumber your interceptions, you are not allowed to criticize your general manager …

The good news for Favre is that he is having a better off-season than Michael Vick, but at least Vick showed up for minicamp without a week-long production …

After six seasons of nothing, one has to wonder what exactly Robert Ferguson has to do to get cut …

When Ferguson finally gets cut, here's betting Sherman convinces the Texans to sign him …

Proof that everyone gets a second chance: Earlier this month, former Packer punter B.J. Sander got a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals. Since Sander hasn't been arrested in the past year, it was of little surprise that the Bengals took a pass …


Dylan Tomlinson

Dylan Tomlinson is a frequent contributor to PackerReport.com. E-mail him at dylan1226@gmail.com.


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