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Donald Driver scored the Packers final touchdown.

Yesterday, the Green Bay Packers completed a miserable 6-10 season with a 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions, and in the process managed to avoid infamy by not becoming the only team to lose to the Lions this year.

The Lions are the first team in league history to go 0-16.

At times it was ugly. In fact, most of the time it was ugly.

As usual, the Packers defense played sub-par football. The offense was inconsistent. Stupid mistakes were made, and we all sat there with that here-we-go-again feeling, which, according to Ryan Pickett, is something that we weren’t alone in.

“You feel like, ‘Oh man, we’re trying to hand this game over again,’” defensive tackle Ryan Pickett told the Press Gazette. “But that’s how I felt all year. We’d be winning and it’s just like, just waiting for them to come and take it from us. That’s good that we got to finish like that. It’s good that they pushed us to the end and we were able to come through and finish like we should have been doing all year.”

In the end, it was really only the near complete ineptitude of Detroit that allowed the Packers to win the game.

And so the Packers move into the offseason with a multitude of problems to address.

Certainly, there will be changes made on the coaching staff, although I would prefer to see the entire staff overhauled.

Player personnel needs an upgrade, most notably the defensive and offensive lines. Fortunately, the Packers have ample salary cap space and there will be some big names in free agency.

The culture also needs to be changed. Too often in the past season have stupid mistakes, lack of effort and fire been accepted.

As the Packers move into the new year, let’s look forward to a new start. And remember, we could be from Detroit, where the overhaul is beginning today with the ouster of coach Rod Marinelli.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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2 Comments

  1. AL - Bizzo December 30, 2008

    I was really hoping that the Packer’s organization was going to lose against the Detroit Lions. The pressure was really on GB rather then Detroit seeing the circumstances.

    This would of been the best ending for such a disgusting season.

    Bring back Dorsey Levens.

  2. Jason December 31, 2008

    Is there any way that we can get ride of MM and get Shanahan now that he is available?

    Just a little FYI…Viqueen fans are great..they finally make it to the playoffs and they still have 16,000 tickets to sell in order for the NFL to not blackout the game..what a bunch of duche bags, even the bandwagonners can’t fill the inflatable toliet bowl.