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Greatest of all time?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by JBlood, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. JBlood

    JBlood Cheesehead

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    Even though the reporter spells defense with a "c", I like the article.


    Giving the Packers their place in history

    February 12, 2011

    WHERE do the 2010 Packers rank among the best in club history? Lambeau Field sold out in a matter of hours on Tuesday - not for a game, but for what amounted to a pep rally celebrating the Super Bowl champion Packers. Considering the entire town's population is only 101,000, that means roughly half the town was there.
    The 2010 Packers should be celebrated, and despite their status as a sixth-seed turned Super Bowl champion, they belong among the franchise's elite teams. But are they among the best of all time?
    Any time you dwindle 90 years of football to only five memorable teams, there will be some debatable cuts. The 1967 Packers, despite winning Super Bowl II, are one of them. Ditto several other championship teams. The 1982 Green Bay squad was difficult to ignore, not because they made the play-offs, but rather because quarterback Lynn Dickey had maybe the best white-guy afro seen in the NFL.
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    The toughest cut is from way back … pre World War II, pre Depression era, pre David Lee Roth. The 1929 Packers gave up 20 points - all season! Led by legendary head coach Curly Lambeau, they went 12-0-1 and won the title. Yet, in those days, teams didn't have to play in a championship game to win, so this group didn't pass the test.
    But the 2010 Packers had to win the hard way. Sure, maybe these guys eked into the play-offs. But Mike McCarthy's squad overcame more than a dozen players being put on injured reserve. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay's talented receiving corps exploded in the play-offs.
    Despite that offensive success, Rodgers put it best after the Packers won the NFC Championship when he said, ''sometimes the offence gets too much credit around here''.
    Like its 1929 predecessor, this club was a team built around a darn good defence. The Packers allowed the second-fewest points in the league and held opposing quarterbacks to a league-low 67.2 rating. In the play-offs, they shut down the Eagles, Falcons, and Bears - all on the road.
    What clinched them a spot on this list was the difficult path this team traversed to get the title and the calibre of the defence.

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    (Personally, I think the "62 team still is the greatest of all time, but I'm not going to argue with anyone who thinks any Packer team ranks up there.)
     
  2. ivo610

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    No, 62 like you said was the best. The greatest team of all time IMO.

    Where does this one rank? To me not that high just because they were a 6th seed. This team healthy might have been a 14 win team though.
     
  3. JBlood

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    Still think MM deserves coach of the year for turning the team around after the Lions debacle. Amazing stretch run.
     
  4. JJP41

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    He deserves it more than Belichick, that's for sure.
     
  5. fettpett

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    yeah, I think John Clayton had an article on it, could be wrong, but it's ridiculous that all the honors are voted for prior to the post season. Beilcheck didn't do **** to get his team to 14-2, yeah he had a weak defense but they haven't had a sub 10 win season in what? 7-10 years? Just the fact that MM got Green Bay to the Playoff with 16 guys on IR is grounds for Coach of the Year and that would go for ANY Coach of any team. Seeing as the teams that have ended the season with that many guys on IR all ended the season with 6>wins and we go to the Playoffs
     

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