Well, maybe not nicely. There wasn’t much nice about the Green Bay Packers’ 2015 season, but that’s the thing.
On paper, it doesn’t look bad. Ten wins, a road playoff win… and that’s the other thing.
That’s great if you’re the Oakland Raiders or the Detroit Lions.
“We won, what, 10 regular-season games this year?” Packers defensive back Micah Hyde said. “Won a playoff game. But man, this has been the toughest winning season I’ve ever been a part of. Week in and week out, win or lose was brutal, and I really don’t understand it. I don’t know if it was just the mentality that we should be doing better than what we were or the whole outside world saying we should’ve beat this team by more or stuff like that.
“I think all that adversity we had this year is going to help us out in the future. We thought it was going to give us a longer playoff run, but it came to an end.”
So at least there’s a bright side, but everyone expects more of the Green Bay Packers.
Obviously, that goes for the fans, but is also goes for the coaching staff and the players.
Coach Mike McCarthy admitted the team didn’t achieve the desired level of success in 2015 during his season-ending press conference.
This season was brutal because the Packers didn’t live up to expectations. The expectation was they were a Super Bowl contender. Then everyone realized they weren’t when they went to Denver and got throttled.
Then people started asking why and both the coaches and players were constantly reminded of their shortcomings.
That is brutal. It was brutal to watch.
Ultimately, this is just another Packers team that fell short.
and this time i didn’t even get another NFC North Champs hat to throw in the closet…….blah….maybe next year..
There were ample signs that this was not championship caliber prior to Denver. That was the most unimpressive 6-0 start I can remember. They were a couple of bounces away from 2-4.
I have been a packer fan for 45 years.I have seen my share of bad teams.I am grateful for the success we have had under Favre and Rodgers what bothers me most tho is the last two years especially we have not lost because of the players but because of poor coaching decisions.
I’m with you on that Nic !
I’ve been a fan for 50 years now (as of last New Years Eve). Certainly followed them through alot worse seasons, but the pisser is that this team had/has so much potential to go all the way (as did many of the teams around #4).
The back-breaker is that they now have a reputation for miraculous last minute choke acts in the play-offs ….
Micah worded it well – let’s see if they can hold this frustration through the 2016 season – (I recall saying that same thing a year ago after the Cheese-melt in Seattle).
Took my GB #15 jersey out of limbo – packing it away until September …
I am getting tired of maybe next year.I want super bowl victories now and every year going forward.I am not content having a winning season.
I want a Jeff Janis glory hole everyday of the week
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I remember Micah Hyde dropping a huge INT from Kaep in the 23-20 loss against SF in the playoffs. Maybe a game winning pick-six. Every year I get a new nightmare, except last year they gave me 10 fresh nightmares in how they lost. Coulda shoulda woulda, dammit bring on the draft already…