The Green Bay Packers formally announced they’re doing the Brett Favre thing on Thanksgiving, on Monday. Well, we already knew about that, so who cares? What we didn’t know is the Packers will also be honoring former general manager Ron Wolf.
Wolf is part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. He was voted in as a member of the first ever contributors class.
The Packers will honor Wolf and present him with his Hall of Fame ring on Nov. 15, which is when the Lions are in town.
And anything the Packers do for Ron Wolf, we are firmly behind.
No one was more responsible for resurrecting a franchise that was nothing short of dog shit for two full decades than Ron Wolf. Wolf was the guy who brought the winning culture back to Green Bay and effectively put the franchise back on the NFL map. Prior to his arrival, the Green Bay Packers were a goddam joke and not even a funny one.
You surely know the resume highlights. Hired Holmgren, traded for Favre, signed White.
All of that winning you take for granted today — because of Ron Wolf.
I really cannot overstate the importance of this guy in Packers history. I might even go so far as to make the argument that next to Lambeau and Lombardi, comes Wolf.
Those in the organization understand this.
They made the unconventional move to add Wolf’s name to the inner facade of Lambeau Field back in 2006. Previously, this honor was reserved only for members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but it was assumed that Wolf would never join that fraternity. Personnel guys didn’t really have an opportunity to make the Hall prior to this year.
Now, Wolf will be where he belongs, both in Packers’ and NFL history.