We’ve all talked about the Green Bay Packers’ failure to win more than one Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers. We wouldn’t say no blame should go to Rodgers on that one — his NFC Championship performance in Seattle comes to mind. However, the overarching theme is the organization hasn’t surrounded him with enough talent.
Brett Favre, who only won one Super Bowl himself, would seem to agree.
Favre spoke at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards banquet on Wednesday and said as much.
“That in itself tells you how hard it is to do it,” Favre said. “As good as he is, I would have thought they would have won more than one by now. I don’t know if he can do anything else other than what he’s done up to this point.
“It always seems like one piece of the puzzle is missing and you don’t know what that is until you get it, like Reggie White. ‘Ah, that’s what we needed.'”
And there it is.
The Green Bay Packers’ Achilles heel in the Rodgers’ era.
Unfortunately, I don’t think anyone is going to be able to reincarnate Reggie White. And of course, we’re talking about one of the greatest defensive players to ever put on a uniform.
We’re also talking about a free agent signing, something Packers general manager Ted Thompson is largely averse to.
That isn’t to say the Packers won’t win another Super Bowl in the Rodgers era, but Rodgers seems to know this is part of the legacy he’s building.
And this will be part of the narrative until that second title arrives.
GTFO of here putting the blame on Rodgers for the Seattle game. That’s maybe what you think, but i’m guessing this was before you were a Packer fan and you didn’t watch the game. As far as i remember, being up 12 points usually wins a football game, unless of course there’s 5 minutes left and a handful of your teammates don’t have a clue what they’re doing, or some just figure they’ll sit out the rest of the game and coast into the Super Bowl.
You can repeat it another 50 times if it makes you feel better but this shit is getting old for knowledgeable fans who watched the actual game.
Exactly, it wasn’t like Rodgers was Russell Wilson that game and turned the ball over every other play.
Also, must be football season because we get Favre chiming in. Go sit on your tractor and stay away from the press.
Amazing how so many can see that the three stooges are the problem holding this team back by not fixing the defense the last six years. Instead they will ride the talent of Aaron Rodgers till he is done and then retire before the next qb starts . Then they will be exposed for who they really are.
Amazing. No game preview, analysis, what to look for, who needs to make an early impression, ect.
So far it looks like Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are making statements about making the roster, both players I didn’t think would make it.
The Reggie White signing was a once in a lifetime thing for the Packers. There’s no chance the Packers will ever have a free agent opportunity like that one.
Teams knew the salary cap was going to hit for the first time ever in 1994 and so they were shedding good players. The Packers had recently got rid of Majkowsk and Sharpe who were two big salaries on the payroll and 1993 was an ONLY uncapped year, allowing the Packers to front load White’s contract. Teams like the Redskins, 49ers, and Giants, who Reggie White REALLY wanted to play for simply couldn’t compete with the salary the Packers were offering, which was 25% higher than the next highest team.
Nowadays, the Packers aren’t going to get JJ Watt because the Texans have $25 million in salary cap space remaining and they aren’t going to get Khalil Mack because the Raiders have $15 million in salary cap remaining. Gripe all you want that Thompson isn’t WOlf, but the situation is vastly different.