Good morning Packers nation. I have posted once on the site before, and while I do not consider myself an official Packers fan (I am a Browns fan...ugh), I do watch the team with interest and root for them as my "NFC team."
I do have plenty of friends who root for Green Bay, and being a Midwesterner, it is hard to avoid following the Packers intently. And I realize that this season is not going well for you all (but remember, it could be worse -- you could root for the Browns), and that it is hard to see Brett Favre performing well for the Jets, but don't you think the team made the best decision for its long-term interests by turning things over to Aaron Rodgers?
A site that I read often is called Midwest Sports Fans, typically because they cover the Browns a lot, but I've noticed more Packers coverage on there lately. I read a good post there this morning that lends some perspective to what I am sure is a disappointing Monday morning for every in GB. The basic premise of the post is that while losing Brett Favre hurt, and still does, the team is still in pretty good hands with Aaron Rodgers moving forward.
Aaron Rodgers proves he can lead Packers
2008 has been disappointing for both Browns and Packers fans -- but at least going into next year you can be confident in your QB situation. Remember, if the Packers D had played this poorly last year, Favre's final season might not be regarded with the high esteem that it is.
I appreciate you all giving me a forum to discuss the Packers, even though I am not officially "one of you." At the very least, being a Packers fan gives you all legitimate hope going into the season that your team can make the playoffs. The Browns provide me with no such thing.
I know that there will be much sorrow in Packerland today, but just know that plenty of fans would gladly take the QB who has been so maligned by so many Packers fans this season. Missing Favre is understandable, but make sure that you don't take for granted what you do have in Aaron Rodgers. A lot of us Browns fans would gladly trade you both of our QBs for Rodgers...although that probably doesn't sound like much of a deal anymore.A