Ted Thompson Has Built This Packers Team Through The Draft
Aaron Rodgers. Clay Matthews. B.J. Raji. A.J. Hawk. Greg Jennings. Nick Collins. Charles Woodson. Shall I go on?
This team is loaded with talent. They have stuck with the plan and built through the draft. Many have questioned Ted Thompson's decisions the past few years, but his master plan is starting to come together.
They have a lot of young players who are meshing very well. Combine all of this with a coaching staff of McCarthy, Capers, Philbin, Moss and Slocum, who are meshing as well as the players, and the Packers are on a collision course with a Super Bowl date in Dallas.
Teams that make long playoff runs usually get an extra boost from some of their players who "break out" at just the right time. Tramon Williams and James Starks fit that bill.
Rodgers is playing at the highest level a quarterback can play at and is therefore garnering most of the attention. But, make no bones about it, this team is playing team football right now.
The offensive line is playing better. The talented wide receivers are finding ways to get open and are catching nearly everything thrown within their zip code.
So many players on the defense are playing well, the Packers now have the luxury to float Woodson around the field, utilizing him a little at linebacker, safety or cornerback, depending on the matchups. The opposing team doesn't know where he is going to be on the field from one play to the next.
Many believe that the Packers are the best of the four teams remaining. I'm not sure how anyone could come up with a convincing counter-argument at this point.