1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

The 5 Greatest Green Bay Packers of All Time

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by XPack, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. XPack

    XPack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Ratings:
    +183
    http://wallstcheatsheet.com/sports/the-5-greatest-green-bay-packers-of-all-time.html/?a=viewall

    The site lists the below:

    Opinions? No place for Golden Boy Hornung?
     
  2. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    5,389
    Ratings:
    +4,176
    My opinion is this list is a bad joke. Taylor at #1? Also, I predict this will turn into yet another Favre thread because many, including me, don't think he deserves to be on that list, or even a longer one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,741
    Ratings:
    +2,948
    A top 5 list covering 96 years and 1000's of players is going to leave out "a few" that each of us think are "Top 5" for various reasons. I prefer the "Top 100", less room for error LOL

    Really? Another Favre thread breaking out? I'm not saying anything about #4 on the list.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. yooperpackfan

    yooperpackfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +568
    WHAT!
    No Nitschke.
    Say it isn't so.
    This list stinks.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    4,741
    Ratings:
    +2,948
    I would rather see a "Top 5 Most disappointing Packer Players of all time".....might spur less anger :tup:

    Put Tony Mandarich somewhere on that list.

    ooops...sorry XPack......wasn't meaning to hijack the thread
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. net

    net Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    980
    Ratings:
    +86
    The greatest Packer of all time? Hard to pick one. I would say the most revolutionary was Don Hutson, the man who changed professional football. Imagine football where you didn't throw? Hutson's records held until Jerry Rice beat them in the 1980's(with a longer season).
    My own list would include:
    1)Don Hutson
    2)Bart Starr
    3)Ray Nitschke
    4)Brett Favre
    5)Forrest Gregg
    6)Jim Taylor
    7)Herb Adderley
    8)Aaron Rodgers
    9)Jerry Kramer
    10)Donald Driver
    11)Paul Hornung
    12)Mike Michalski

    Really too many....which says much about the Packers!
     
  7. Sanguine camper

    Sanguine camper Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    387
    Ratings:
    +200
    Nitschke
    Hudson
    Starr
    Rodgers
    Gregg

    Reggie has got to be on the list too!
     
  8. XPack

    XPack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Ratings:
    +183
    Yeah. My definitive list by era will be as below.

    Don Huston
    .
    Gregg
    Nitschke
    Hornung
    Starr
    .
    Favre
    White

    Kramer, Taylor, Freeman, Driver make a close 2nd tier.
     
  9. HardRightEdge

    HardRightEdge Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,810
    Ratings:
    +3,747
    I'm saving up my Favre comments for the week prior to his number retirement. ;)
     
  10. GoPGo

    GoPGo Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,862
    Ratings:
    +845
    And I'm sure they will include nothing we haven't heard before. :rolleyes:
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  11. Curly Calhoun

    Curly Calhoun Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Messages:
    551
    Ratings:
    +269
  12. XPack

    XPack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Ratings:
    +183
    I'm so not convinced on Canadeo. Anyone care to enlighten me as I'm unaware of his achievements?

    From what I read, a 77th pick who spend most of his prime serving the US Army, with exception of being the 1st packer (3rd player in all NFL) to reach 1000 rushing yards. Maybe it was huge in that day, but with hindsight...I'm not sure he should make a All Time list.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. Half Empty

    Half Empty Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,772
    Ratings:
    +670
    Decide for yourself - http://nfl.packers.com/history/hall_of_famers/canadeo_tony/
     
  14. Curly Calhoun

    Curly Calhoun Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Messages:
    551
    Ratings:
    +269

    It's difficult to evaluate players from different eras. Tony Canadeo was a dominant player in his time, can't say for sure how that would translate. The fact that the Packers, who are quite stingy about retiring numbers, chose to retire his, must be worth something.
     
  15. RRyder

    RRyder Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    682
    Ratings:
    +505
    Honestly Id go with the retired numbers as my list u posted minus Canadeo and adding Farve.

    1: Hutson
    2: White
    3: Starr
    4: Favre
    5: Nitschke
     
  16. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,590
    Ratings:
    +4,273
    I'd put Rodgers in over White.
     
  17. yooperpackfan

    yooperpackfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +568
    I lean that way as well.
    Although I enjoyed White's time in Green Bay I had this feeling he was more a high priced rental rather than a true Packer.
     
  18. Half Empty

    Half Empty Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,772
    Ratings:
    +670
    I was really leaning this way, too, until I checked. Reggie played 8 years for the Eagles and 6 for the Pack.
     
  19. yooperpackfan

    yooperpackfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +568
    Wow, off the top of my head it didn't seem like he was in Green Bay that long.
    Thanks for that tidbit.
    I must re-think.
     
  20. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,590
    Ratings:
    +4,273
    Rodgers has started more games in GB than Reggie and is a 2x mvp so I gotta go arod
     
  21. XPack

    XPack Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Messages:
    454
    Ratings:
    +183
    I'd still lean towards White. White was a main reason for our revival. We had Favre, but that critical piece was White.
     
  22. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    16,590
    Ratings:
    +4,273
    The main reason was wolf.
     
  23. DOCTORAPK

    DOCTORAPK Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Ratings:
    +26
    I like the list. There are simply too many good Packers to put on a 5 man list without leaving off somebody someone else loves.
     
  24. Packerlifer

    Packerlifer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,766
    Ratings:
    +518
  25. Helmets

    Helmets Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    615
    Ratings:
    +222
    Where is the Willie Davis love?
    162 straight games played
    5x Champion
    5x All Pro

    Psst...Nitschke was a 2x All Pro...pass it on...
     

Share This Page