Defensive end Mike Daniels is pretty high on the Green Bay Packers’ roster.
Take a look at what he had to say to the NFL Network today.
“This is an All-Star roster,” Daniels told NFL Media. “That motivates you, but that also can really upset you when things don’t go right because it’s like, ‘Man, we have some of the best players in the league. We have a bunch of All-Pros, a bunch of Pro Bowlers, bunch of fringe All-Pro, fringe Pro Bowl guys year in and year out.’ The scouting they do here is amazing and then the development they do is amazing as well.
“Just getting to the NFC Championship isn’t good enough. Winning the Super Bowl is what the expectations are. Here, there’s such a rich history of success that, when you come here, you’re supposed to win. If you don’t, you really fell way short of the line.”
Daniels doesn’t really describe an “all-star” roster there, but okay.
We take the point.
The Packers are supposed to win Super Bowls and they haven’t done that for five seasons now.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to echo the same disappointment Daniels expressed.
“We have a standard we’ve set around here,” Rodgers said. “We all, myself included, came up short last year. So we’ve got to back to doing what we do best on offense — being consistent and take some pressure off our defense.”
No one has come out and said Super Bowl or bust this season. Nor do we expect them to.
However, that appears to be the expectation that’s being set.
The roster certainly looks capable if injuries don’t get in the way.