Congrats Pack fans on your team's SB victory yesterday. As a Bears fan, I was trying really hard to root against Rodgers and company, but found that I was secretly admiring their run to the top.
It started when I was furiously defending our much-maligned QB from the hoards of unreasonably driven scavengers. I'm not here to get positive or negative responses, just wanted to give a little appreciation to Aaron Rodgers for defending his friend, and to point out a few things that made the Packers great. He called Cutler's criticism "inappropriate" and was "disappointed" in the way he was portrayed in the media.
“To attack a guy's toughness, when you're not playing in the game especially, I thought was very inappropriate.”
I really liked how Aaron was very "matter of fact" and seemingly disturbed by all of this nonsense.
The hope over at WCG is that Jay takes his failure to heart, and can build off of a fairly successful campaign in '11.
Anyways, enough about that garbage. I came over here to give your favorite team/organization kudos for a job well done. Most people will talk about the amount of injuries the Packers overcame to gain their 4th SB title, but what really impressed me was the great depth TT built on the current roster. I understand that I'm not really informing you guys and gals what you don't already know.
My top five keys for their SB run:
1. The secondary was unbelievable- shut down every team that stood in its way. 4th and 5th stringers playing like starters. Wow.
2. Aaron Rodgers obviously played a huge part. He's taken the next step to stardom, and looks like the next great QB. Accuracy, poise, and arm-strength (which was his knock coming out of college). That throw to Jennings was unbelievable.
3. Offensive line- after a tumultuous '09 season they were solidified by Buluga's play on the right side. No more sacks at an alarming rate. That was left to the Bears!
4. Defensive front seven- these guys could be higher on the list, but I thought the play of the back end of the defense was the key to their success. As much as I like Polamalu Matthews should've been DPOY.
5. Ted Thompson/Mike McCarthy- coaches are only as good as their players execute. TT and company built a winner from top to bottom.
Ok, I'm not trying to patronize everyone here. My secret hope is that the Bears front office can model the Packers drafting success starting this April.
Is a dynasty forming in northern Wisconsin? Possibly. Enjoy the great victory my green and gold brethern!