Hello all who read this. This is my first article for B/R. Hopefully I manage to express all my thoughts on the Packers upcoming season as well as everything leading up to Sept. 13, which I will be present at.
Since February, the Packer fans have expressed disgust with the Packers front office for their inability to attract any big name free agents, but remember my friends, we attracted Dom Capers to be our defensive coordinator. That is already a plus for our team as well as the organization.
After watching several of Big Dom's interviews, you cannot help but get excited because clearly Dom understands the game and what it takes to win. He has had success everywhere he has coached as a deefensive coordinator. Yes, I realize he has been a head coach, but the success doesn't quite match up to the success he has had being a DC.
Another plus for the Packers are the coaches that Capers has assembled. Darren Perry, Kevin Greene and Mike Trgovac were all hired to help assist Green Bay's transition to the 3-4. I believe all three coaches named will be a huge steal for the team because look at what each coach has done, with the exception of Greene.
I'm basing my opinion on Greene just on the fact of how well he played the OLB position and his reported love for the game. Perry will no question help improve our secondary (look at who he has worked with) and Trgovac will bring a new life to our defensive line that has been termed "boring" since Bob Sanders was retained in 2006.
After the draft two weeks ago, Packer fans have every reason to get excited about stomping Jay Cutler and the Bears into Lambeau's newly refinished surface. Two up-coming defensive players in the first round is enough to get happy about as it is.
I will tip my hat to Ted Thompson for addressing everything that needed to be addressed (OT, NT, DE, OLB and S.) All prospects look promising and no question look to be what Green Bay has always been about—Football.
I argue a lot with Cowgirl fans down here in Texas about how promising our team looks for the 2009 season. Our division is growing fierce, but look at how we are being built. Ryan Grant has no reason to hold out now that he is under contract for a few years. It's time for him to mesh with the rest of the team. We have our QB for a long time to come.
Our WRs, led by THE DOUBLE D (Donald Driver), can only get better, especially signing Jennings to a long term contract (whenever that occurs). Our TEs will become deadly weapons over time much like Keith Jackson and Mark Chumura. I have a good feeling about Finley becoming what Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates have become. I feel I do not have enough time to discuss the defensive side of the ball, because I know thats another article all on its own.
The upcoming OTAs and training camps guarantee plenty of competition and no question will the puzzle start to come together. I am not saying we are going to the Super Bowl this year, but I feel we have plenty of good years to come with this organization. I feel a 10-6 or 11-5 is indeed possible.
Time to get excited, Packer fans. Put on your favorite green and gold jersey (Got my No. 87 Nelson already hanging on my closet door) and go toss around the football in backyard. GO PACK GO!