This is a blast from the past, and you’ll have to bear with me for a moment.
Former Green Bay Packers’ backup quarterback Blair Kiel and his general stupidity were in the news recently.
Our man Blair, who played quarterback for the Packers from 1988 to 1991, is a belligerent drunk.
According to sources, Kiel struck a police officer at an Indianapolis Indians baseball game after the officer responded to a report that a woman was afraid to leave a restroom while Kiel was present. The officer escorted Kiel out of the ballpark and then… the incident.
Many of you will remember Kiel as one of Don Majkowski’s caddies. At the time, the other backup was Anthony Dilweg (who came to my school when I was young and handed out photocopied autographed pictures – also a classy move).
Unfortunately for the Packers, both Kiel and Dilweg got on the field from time to time. After his career season in 1989, Majkowski never could stay healthy.
In 1990, Dilweg threw for 1,267 yards, 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions while playing nine games in place of Majkowski. The next season, he was out of football and those 8 touchdowns, which are the thing of Dilweg family lore, can only be the result of having Sterling Sharpe to throw to.
In his four seasons in Green Bay, Kiel saw the field in seven games. Guess when. That’s right, in the Majkowski seasons of 1990 and 1991.
In those seven games, Kiel threw for 865 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Again, Sterling Sharpe could be the only explanation for those 5 touchdowns. After his magical 1991 season, which produced the most touchdown passes of any season in his career (3), Kiel was out of football.
To put it mildly, these guys would have made Brian Brohm look good. Wait a second… that’s probably not true.
These guys would have made Matt Flynn look like and All Pro. Kiel, Dilweg and Majkowski’s injuries contributed heavily to Packers’ coach Lindy Infante losing his job in 1991. Infante wasn’t a bad coach, but he was dealt a bad hand (and some bad players).
Then again, if Infante hadn’t lost his job, the Packers probably never would have had the chance to hire Mike Holmgren and thus, wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl in 1996.
So there you have it, Blair Kiel, Anthony Dilweg and Don Majkowski are entirely responsible for the Packers last Super Bowl victory.