With all the Packers dysfunction talk lately, Tyler Dunne, now Tom Silverstein, it’s a wonder the Packers don’t just call it quits and join the XFL.
For those of you Packer bashers and Packer basher followers, think of the Packers structure like any Corporation. You have a Board of Directors, a CEO/President Mark Murphy, COO/CFO (one of the best in the NFL at Cap Management) Russ Ball, VP/GM/HR Brian Gutekunst, VP/Field Ops Matt LaFleur. Collectively they all report to Murphy who reports to the Board. This is the exact formula to monitor accountability, something the Packers lacked under the previous format.
To those who point to the Packers previous success, 2 Championships and 3 appearances in 52 years is hardly a success story. Contrast that with New England who has 6 SB wins since 2002, that’s a success story. Don’t come back with the cheater response either because I didn’t see the NFL revoke any of those Lombardi Trophies.
The Wolf/Thompson era included two first ballot HOF QB’s and yielded the two aforementioned titles. Really? I contend it was the previous organizational format which proved dysfunction and limited success. The lack of FA signings and the 100% reliance on draft and develop proved fatal to the Packers on many occasions.
Ron Wolf did bring in key FA’s but did not continue the trend under Mike Sherman. That misstep cost the Packers years of success with Favre at the helm and at least 3 more titles. We saw the same mistakes under Ted Thompson with Rodgers at QB. The Packers should already have 3 SB titles with Rodgers. Now we have to depend on a Elwayesque finish to Rodgers career.
I’m hoping with the structure of accountability under Mark Murphy the Packers can achieve the success for which 1265 Lombardi Ave had been known.
Give it a chance all you Negative Nellies. The World of NFL football changes. So, if you’re standing still, you’ll be left behind.
Go Pack Go
As Always, PackerGreg

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