Packers: Class Of The NFL?
Sure, the Green Bay Packers are the best team in the NFL right now… probably by a mile. No one else is undefeated. No one else has an offense like the Packers. In fact, we can’t remember the last time we’ve seen an offense as dominant as the one Green Bay puts on the field.
Are the Packers unbeatable? No way in hell. Their defense is suspect at best. They win because they have the best player in football guiding the ship. They win despite the buffoonery of their head coach, who insists upon passing on 3rd and 2 and then, when he decides to go for it on fourth down, passing again instead of just handing the ball to James Starks, who always falls forward.
Yes, the Green Bay Packers are the best team in the league. Yes, Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league. Yes, this offense may be historically good. That doesn’t mean all the hype adds up.
Take, for instance, this statement from PFT’s Michael David Smith.
The Packers showed once again on Sunday that they’re the head of the class in the NFL, jumping ahead of the Chargers early and holding on late to win 45-38.
We can’t argue with anything that was stated.
There are holes on this team, though. That’s not to take anything away from the team’s 8-0 start or Rodgers’ otherworldly performance thus far, but the Packers will be exposed as an imperfect team eventually and all the “experts” and their dumbass opinions will fall by the wayside.
If the team doesn’t improve, especially on defense, that’s only a matter of time.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.