Packers Dynasty? Let’s Focus On The First One
The Green Bay fan base has been abuzz with chatter this week. They’re talking dynasty, they’re talking Super Bowl parade, they’re talking championships. And it’s not just the fans. It’s respected journalists. It’s Bob McGinn (subscription required) of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It’s the players. It’s everywhere.
Is the talk justified? Absolutely. Look at what general manager Ted Thompson has done. He has stocked this young team with the necessary talent to compete for the next decade. Built around Aaron Rodgers at quarterback (who is only going to get better), the Packers have surrounded him with world class talent on offense and defense — wide receiver Greg Jennings, tight end Jermichael Finley, cornerback Tramon Williams, nose tackle B.J. Raji, and linebacker Clay Matthews.
Although the buzz may be justified, it needs to be backed up on the field. Winning the Super Bowl is a rare and difficult feat, just ask the Minnesota Vikings…or the Detroit Lions…or the Buffalo Bills. In the early ’90s the Bills were a dynasty. They went to four straight Super Bowls. And never won.
So before we crown the Packers as the next dynasty in the NFL, let’s play Sunday’s Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers are an extremely good team with a great defense, and their players want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy just as badly as Charles Woodson and Donald Driver do.
So before we anoint the Green Bay Packers as the next dynasty, let’s allow their play on the field to do the talking.