Amidst high expectations, 2008 was a season to forget for the Green Bay Packers. It was a disappointing season on many accounts, but there were a few positives to look back on.
It landed us two highly reguarded defensive prospects in B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews, and forced us to make significant changes on the defense side of the ball, bringing in Dom Capers to take over the defense and install the 3-4.
The NFC North might just be the most interesting division in the NFL this year. The Bears added QB Jay Cutler, it appears that the Vikings will be adding Brett Favre as a QB. The Detroit Lions are also going forward with a new QB in Matt Stafford, and no longer have Matt Millen running things.
I look for the Packers to be right in the mix in the NFC North race, as they have tons of talent across the board and a very favorable early schedule. The offense will be fine and I expect improvement from both the defense and special teams.
Here are 10 reasons why I think Packer fans should be very optimistic about their chances for the upcoming season.