Welcome to the 100th season of NFL football!
For the Green Bay Packers, the league’s centennial marks the dawning of a new era. Matt LaFleur makes his NFL head coaching debut tonight after the Packers spent the past 13 seasons led by Mike McCarthy. For the first time in a long time, no one really knows what to expect from a Green Bay team that has is now unrecognizable from the team that took the field even a year ago.
With a new young coach and a more aggressive young GM in Brian Gutekunst, these are not the Packers of years past. Out are are archaic offensive and defensive systems and in are modern systems that are meant to keep up with the game of 2019 and not 2011. Gone are failed draft picks that hung around far longer than they should have and in are smartly signed but still very talented veteran free agents that won’t need to learn on the job while playing a starting role.
The Green Bay Packers are reborn today. The battle for NFC North supremacy is just beginning and maybe Super Bowl XLV won’t be the last Lombardi Trophy of the Aaron Rodgers era.
Now onto today’s curds.
The Rodgers-Davante Adams connection will be one to watch this season and if the offense clicks as it should, we could be looking at a historical season for both receiver and quarterback.
For the offense to run like it’s supposed to, Green Bay needs Aaron Jones to stay healthy. Jones has gotten hurt during his first two games at Soldier Field (mediocre turf likely to blame) and will need to exorcize that demon for the Packers to have a successful running game tonight.
All eyes will be on LaFleur and Rodgers tonight but there are plenty of intriguing storylines to go around.
AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! GO PACK GO!
On this Throwback Thursday, a nine-minute tribute to one of the best Packers quarterbacks ever. Jay Cutler will be in attendance tonight and hopefully will provide some tips to Mitchell Trubisky.