Packers GM: We’re always in win-now mode in Green Bay

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The Packers took a very aggressive approach to the start of free agency, shelling out $56 million in signing bonuses to add defensive end Za'Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos, and offensive lineman Billy Turner. That’s a very different approach from General Manager Brian Gutekunst than the Packers’ front office took with the old regime led by Ted Thompson.

But Gutekunst downplayed how big a change he has made to the Packers’ philosophy, saying Green Bay always wants to win.

“Obviously, this is Green Bay, Wisconsin; we’re in a win-now mode all the time,” he said, via ESPN. “I thought we needed to add to our defense significantly, and I think these guys will. So, I don’t think it’s any different than it ever has been.”

Teams always want to win, but they don’t always make the kinds of aggressive signings that Gutekunst made. Teams often build for the long run through the draft and prioritize that over free agency, and Gutekunst’s approach is very different than Thompson’s. Gutekunst downplayed talk that the Packers are running out of time to win with Aaron Rodgers, but he did say he’s working hard at improving quickly from last year’s 6-9-1 record, the Packers’ worst since Rodgers’ first year as the starting quarterback.

“Obviously, you can’t kick the can down the road forever, but at the same time I don’t think we really did that here. I think if you really look at it, we didn’t really jeopardize anything in the future,” he said.

When the Packers gave Rodgers a huge contract extension last year, the idea was that they should be Super Bowl contenders over the life of that contract, which expires after the 2023 season. Gutekunst wants to make that happen quickly.

66 responses to “Packers GM: We’re always in win-now mode in Green Bay

  1. 2023!? Rodgers is way too banged up & reconstructed to last 5 more good seasons! But an extra $100M of his extension is guaranteed. So a win-now approach makes sense – those FAs will then be offloaded but a SB title will get fans (and staff) thru the cap-hell rebuild that’ll come after.

  2. Every team is in a win-now mode. If they aren’t, they should just pack it in.

    As for the Packers, it’s no secret they COULD have won more championships if Ted Thompson hadn’t been so stupid as far as free agency goes. Their GM now — Brian Gutekunst — realizes it’s smart to utilize all aspects of building a team, something Ted Thompson was not willing to do.
    The Patriots have proven that you don’t have to sign top superstars in free agency and give them mega-contracts. You can sign second or third tier guys and win with them. That’s what Gutekunst has done here. Instead of signing one guy for big bucks, he got 4 guys for a lot less money. And all of them are good players, so the team is much better already and can use their draft picks in ways they couldn’t before they made these moves.
    Packers fans are happy with what he has done because at least he’s trying to give them the best chance to win. That is what any GM should do.

  3. I don’t think you’ll find many athletes more attuned to their physical health than Aaron Rodgers. This is a new era of health-awareness compared to black and blue git er done mentalities. Elway played through major injuries, so did Brady, so did Manning, and so is Rodgers. Barring unforeseen catastrophe I expect him to be on the field and productive for at least five years. I’d like to see him pull at least one more trophy out of the hat before that time comes.

    But I’ll say it again…….and this is just me personally…….I’ve seen it all with the Packers. I’m an Ice Bowl Veteran. I was there all through the Dark Years. Never waivered. Starr, Makjkowski, Favre, Rodgers, and a whole lot more. If the Packers never win anything substantive ever again, as a fan, I’m good.

    Having said that, I think Rodgers is as smart, tough, and athletic as they come. He’s a leader and he wants to win. Anybody counting him out is going to lose that bet.

  4. But Gutekunst downplayed how big a change he has made to the Packers’ philosophy, saying Green Bay always wants to win.

    “Obviously, this is Green Bay, Wisconsin; we’re in a win-now mode all the time,” he said, via ESPN. “I thought we needed to add to our defense significantly, and I think these guys will. So, I don’t think it’s any different than it ever has been.”
    ###

    Gutekunst doesn’t know much about Packer history.

    Either that or they are very bad at “win-now mode”, historically.

    How else do you explain the Packers all time NFL record of failing to score a single TD in the playoffs of a full season for 25 years?

    He screwed up and mortgaged the farm to extend Rodgers contract when he didn’t have to. Now he is forced to throw money at the problem he created in an attempt to avoid total disaster.

    Even after just spending $56 mil in just the signing bonuses (in addition to the $80 mil he is spending on Rodgers in just one year) – he still has the 3rd best roster in the NFC North.

  5. “Cap Hell”

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    “I think if you really look at it, we didn’t jeapordize anything in the future”

    This is Brian Gutekunst running the show not Rick Spielman. I know little Viking fan wants so badly for this to somehow not be good for the Packers, but nope. It’s all good!

    “This is Green Bay, Wisconsin; we’re in a win-now mode all the time”

    Can’t wait for the draft and those 10 picks being added to the riches.

    #TitleTown

    #PackerNation

    #GoPackGo!👏

  6. Let’s sign a couple more middle of the road guys as depth top of the FA with bringing back Jordy, have an outstanding draft and purchase a couple cans of polish for the Lombardi Trophy and bring it home where it belongs!

  7. To all the Packer nay sayers: Sorry, this isn’t Ted Thompson running the show anymore. The days of just draft and develop are over. The new GM has shown he will use any and all available methods to improve the Green Bay Packers. Packer fans embrace this new thought process … opponents not so much.

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:
    March 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

    This is Brian Gutekunst running the show not Rick Spielman. I know little Viking fan wants so badly for this to somehow not be good for the Packers, but nope. It’s all good!
    _________

    That’s quite a track record Gutey has put together. Didn’t they have their worst season since 2008 last year? But forget all that, the Packers have already won the offseason again!

  9. I don’t think he understands what a win now mode means. It means you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to win this year even if it creates downstream problems because you think you’re that close. There’s no better example than my Vikings last year going all in on Kirk cousins. It’s causing them salary-cap heart aches and the team is being dismantled. Being in win now mode is a huge risk. . What he means is the same thing every other team would say, they want to win today. But if are you ready to dismantle your team next year if you fail? I wasn’t a fan of the cousins signing for a lot of reasons. But when you go all in with that amount of money in a win now mode, bad things happen if you don’t win.

  10. bunners1 says:

    To all the Packer nay sayers: Sorry, this isn’t Ted Thompson running the show anymore.
    ###

    We do miss TT.

    But Gutekunst is overcompensating in a vain attempt to rectify what TT screwed up.

    For years we were told by most Packer fans that TT was a guru.

    Now, the same people are telling us that Gute is supposedly a guru.

    Please make up your minds…

  11. Should have drafted a QB this year and played out the divas contract. Build the defense with young players and develop that QB. If you need to franchise the diva for a few years so be it. They look desperate as it stands right now.

  12. I get it, and maybe these signings will work out well.

    But looking at this draft and this division, I’m not sure it jibes. By all accounts, there are tons of good defensive players in this draft, but far fewer skill-position offensive players. And the other teams in the division aren’t exactly offensive powerhouses.

    Seems to me what the Packers need to be doing is beefing up their offense in free agency and beefing up the defense mostly in the draft.

    It seems good they at least signed one OL player. But unless Rodgers gets great protection and gets some elite people to throw and hand off to, it’s going to be the same ragged game of catch-up for them this year.

  13. @kevpft, I agree to an extent, but I think Packers brass feel like they do have good people to throw and hand off to. The three receivers we drafted last year are tall and fast and should come along well in their second year. Our rb also had the highest ypc in the league, so I don’t really think those positions are as dire a need as you do.

  14. kevpft says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I get it, and maybe these signings will work out well.

    But looking at this draft and this division, I’m not sure it jibes. By all accounts, there are tons of good defensive players in this draft, but far fewer skill-position offensive players. And the other teams in the division aren’t exactly offensive powerhouses.

    Seems to me what the Packers need to be doing is beefing up their offense in free agency and beefing up the defense mostly in the draft.

    It seems good they at least signed one OL player. But unless Rodgers gets great protection and gets some elite people to throw and hand off to, it’s going to be the same ragged game of catch-up for them this year.

    They now have more flexibility in the draft. Before this week, it seemed likely that two of their top three picks would be an edge rusher and a safety. They STILL may go there with at least one of those picks. But now there is more room for offensive options, like say one of the Iowa TEs at either of the first round picks.

  15. 2ruefan says:
    March 15, 2019 at 7:04 am
    “Do whatever you want or say whatever you want but the reality is “As Aaron Rodgers goes, so go the Packers.”

    that used to be true no doubt in MMs offense but now with their new young coach they are going in another direction and that direction is the veer block, run scheme. it will depend on the running game alot more and save AR from the hits he has taken with a mediocre offensive line.also the defense will be much improved keeping the Packers in every game next season.

  16. Seems to me what the Packers need to be doing is beefing up their offense in free agency and beefing up the defense mostly in the draft.
    _____________

    Wrong. The Packers have one of the best receivers in Adams, and Aaron Jones graded out the best running back in the division. They need last year’s three WR draft choices to improve, not a big ask, and they have the top pass blocking left tackle in the league. A veteran right tackle and center.
    Their biggest hole is at guard, where they signed one vet who can also play tackle. Guard is the most fungible position in football.
    They have a hole at tight end, which may be hard to fill even with a high draft choice.
    And in general they need depth, for which they have draft capitol, and could still sign second tier FA’s.
    Meanwhile Chicago and Minnesota are strapped, one having no draft capitol and one hard up against the cap. And Detroit is Detroit until they prove otherwise.
    So win now? No question. And beyond this year they are in better shape as well, where Chicago will be shedding more talent if Trubisky pans out, and Minnesota may be tearing down the old barn by 2022.
    On paper, it looks good for the Pack. What happens when the shooting starts is anybody’s guess.

  17. Maybe the goal this season should be to get to at least .500 and finish better than third in the NFC North. That’s something they’ve failed to accomplish the past two seasons.

  18. Win-now mode with the fortune of having 25 years of Favre/Rodgers as your starting QB. I believe the Vikings and Bears have had more complete teams over those 25 years but just haven’t gotten the QB position right. Then there’s the lions…

  19. Fact is a small market team like GB HAS to primarily build through the draft. We don’t have the capital to hand out large signing bonuses year after year. These signings better work because we aren’t going to be able to spend like this every year.

  20. Kelly: The Packers have over $380 million in their reserve fund (think cash). Capital is not the issue. The salary cap is the issue, just like every other team.

  21. “I thought we needed to add to our defense significantly,”

    Why is that? I heard on here all last year hows the defense was pretty good? How on earth did it now need significant addressing? hmmm?

    Well lets hope those high priced free agents are the answer this year? LOLOL

  22. I think if you really look at it, we didn’t really jeopardize anything in the future,
    ———–
    Their future is in the past with Rodgers now in full decline. “Win now mode” and “Gute” has produced 3rd place in a division. Nothing more.

    History shows over paying in free agency does not help a team to even make the playoffs. History shows first year head coaches don’t make the playoffs. Get comfortable with 3rd place in the division Packer fans.

  23. Green Bay still builds the foundation of the team through the draft. That hasn’t changed.

    Using free agency to free up your draft board is ideally what you are supposed to do and Gute has hit one out of the park so far.

    Being able to be flexible and take the best player available is the best way to go into the draft.

    We are in good hands. Some teams are run by clowns.

    #GoPackGo!👏

  24. History shows over paying in free agency does not help a team to even make the playoffs. History shows first year head coaches don’t make the playoffs.
    >>><<<
    Revisionist history much? Five 1st year head coaches have made the playoffs in just the past 3 years alone. One of those clubs were the Jaguars, for whom "over paying" in FA [whatever that means] did indeed propel them into the playoffs.

  25. “I understand the desire to move on from disappointing veterans and upgrade the edge rush, and there’s certainly upside here, given that both Smiths are 26. At the same time, though, the Packers are paying something north of $20 million per season to two players who haven’t produced a single nine-sack season in eight tries. They both benefited from playing alongside excellent talent and rarely saw double-teams.”

    Green Bay free agency review

  26. ragnarthegreat says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I don’t think he understands what a win now mode means. It means you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to win this year even if it creates downstream problems because you think you’re that close. There’s no better example than my Vikings last year going all in on Kirk cousins. It’s causing them salary-cap heart aches and the team is being dismantled. Being in win now mode is a huge risk. . What he means is the same thing every other team would say, they want to win today. But if are you ready to dismantle your team next year if you fail? I wasn’t a fan of the cousins signing for a lot of reasons. But when you go all in with that amount of money in a win now mode, bad things happen if you don’t win.
    ___________

    Ragnar, how is the team being “dismantled”? They cut some players that were being overpaid for their productivity. That happens every year with every team. The only guy they aren’t bringing back that they would like to is Sheldon Richardson, who was only with the team for one year. He wasn’t exactly the heart and soul of the team. The problem I see is that they haven’t added in positions of need, but by keeping players they haven’t created new positions of need.

  27. leroysbutler says:
    March 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    The Packers don’t give $84M to a quarterback that throws the ball to the other team.
    _________

    No, they give $134M to a quarterback that is so afraid to throw the ball to the other team that he throws it directly into the ground on critical third downs.

  28. they give $134M to a quarterback that is so afraid to throw the ball to the other team that he throws it directly into the ground on critical third downs.
    —–
    So you’d prefer interceptions and fumbles ala Cousins? Got it

  29. The GM will either look like a genius or an idiot in about 9 months. There are a lot of factors in building success. The right pieces to complete as much of the pool puzzle as possible is important. Being able to build something that lasts is also important. I will reserve my judgment until the 2019 season concludes. Hopefully it is with the Packers hoisting another Lombardi trophy.

  30. gtodriver says:
    March 15, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Gutekunst doesn’t know much about Packer history.

    Either that or they are very bad at “win-now mode”, historically.
    _____________

    What’s truly comical is the fact that you clearly don’t know very much about Packer history, or obviously how they’ve faired over the long haul.

    The Green Bay Packers have accumulated 743 wins (2nd most in NFL history) against 571 losses.
    Throw in 38 ties, and that’s an overall winning percentage of .564. (Tied for 2nd overall)

    Green Bay has been winning Championships since the inception of the league and beyond.
    13 in all, and I’m quite sure they’ll continue to do so.

    They’ve adapted and won through every significant era as the game has continually changed.
    From the very beginning when football resembled more of a rugby game, to the stoic T formation, and with the expansion of the forward pass, the hard knock 60s, as the passing rules were further changed to favor scoring, the onset of free agency, and finally, as the game we know today, Green Bay has won.

    Seriously, I believe that has been what is truly remarkable about the Packers, is that fact they’ve constantly adapted to this changing game.
    Adapted well and has reaped a tremendous amount of success along the way.
    Unfortunately, some teams, and their small fans, haven’t been able to experience even a fraction of that success.
    Some haven’t even been able to experience the fraction.

  31. …”At the same time, though, the Packers are paying something north of $20 million per season to two players who haven’t produced a single nine-sack season in eight tries.”….
    >>>>><<<<<<<
    So because Z Smith had only 8.5 sacks last year, the Packers are in trouble with the signing?

  32. streetyson says:
    March 15, 2019 at 6:10 am
    2023!? Rodgers is way too banged up & reconstructed to last 5 more good seasons! But an extra $100M of his extension is guaranteed. So a win-now approach makes sense – those FAs will then be offloaded but a SB title will get fans (and staff) thru the cap-hell rebuild that’ll come after.

    \\\\\

    Brady’s knee was more serious than any of Rodgers Injuries.

    Just stop.

  33. kevpft says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:52 am
    I get it, and maybe these signings will work out well.

    But looking at this draft and this division, I’m not sure it jibes. By all accounts, there are tons of good defensive players in this draft, but far fewer skill-position offensive players. And the other teams in the division aren’t exactly offensive powerhouses.

    Seems to me what the Packers need to be doing is beefing up their offense in free agency and beefing up the defense mostly in the draft.

    It seems good they at least signed one OL player. But unless Rodgers gets great protection and gets some elite people to throw and hand off to, it’s going to be the same ragged game of catch-up for them this year.

    \\\\

    There is a lot of year 2 players on this offense. Whether free agent or draft pick. You can’t just pile up on players without seeing what these guys can do with the new staff.

  34. ackattack22 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 10:43 am
    Maybe the goal this season should be to get to at least .500 and finish better than third in the NFC North. That’s something they’ve failed to accomplish the past two seasons.

    \\\\

    Why stop there? That’s what your division rivals would want.

    No low expectations please.

  35. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    “I understand the desire to move on from disappointing veterans and upgrade the edge rush, and there’s certainly upside here, given that both Smiths are 26. At the same time, though, the Packers are paying something north of $20 million per season to two players who haven’t produced a single nine-sack season in eight tries. They both benefited from playing alongside excellent talent and rarely saw double-teams.”

    Green Bay free agency review

    \\\\

    While other reviews peg both players as vast improvements over Mathews and Perry.

    Talent upgrades are talent upgrades. Superstars put you over the top and they usually come from the draft. That’s the next order of business.

  36. As long as Rogers stays upright and they don’t have massive injury issues then I suspect they will always be vying for the North Title.
    That being said even when HEALTHY last year Rodgers was just not the Rodgers of old.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m NOT saying he’s done. Just something was amiss for sure.

    I think they’ll get it fixed, but they are in for a season of change and I think it will impact them more than Pack fans will like.

    Here’ show I see the North next year. (And the differences in wins will NOT be great.

    1) Chicago (Defense is just too good)
    2) Minnesota (Only a few missed kicks in the GB game caused missing Playoffs in 18)
    3) Green Bay (will be only 1 game or .5 game behind Vikes)
    4) Detroit. Well.. because… It’s Detroit. 1 playoff win in history. Enough said

  37. More free agent reviews

    “The Packers also just paid Za’Darius $16.5 million per season, which is a staggering amount of money for a player who has one year of notable production as a pass-rusher.”

  38. The evaluations posted of the Smith’s contract details miss the point
    They are based on past production. That would make sense if they were 30 or more years old. But they’re not. They are both viewed as entering what is universally regarded as a player’s prime years.
    They are also being paid what the market dictates.
    And lastly, the contracts are structured so if they don’t produce, there is not much long term damage. Yes, it would suck, but the Packers would be able to chalk it up and move on.

  39. I hate when people say TT was awful in FA, what did he do that was so bad?

    Tell me who would you have signed? Overpay for names the first day of players paat their prime? This isnt Madden. They also would likely have kept Sitton Lang and Nelson around longer.

  40. nyneal says:
    March 15, 2019 at 6:52 am
    Every team is in a win-now mode. If they aren’t, they should just pack it in.

    As for the Packers, it’s no secret they COULD have won more championships if Ted Thompson hadn’t been so stupid as far as free agency goes. Their GM now — Brian Gutekunst — realizes it’s smart to utilize all aspects of building a team, something Ted Thompson was not willing to do.
    The Patriots have proven that you don’t have to sign top superstars in free agency and give them mega-contracts. You can sign second or third tier guys and win with them. That’s what Gutekunst has done here. Instead of signing one guy for big bucks, he got 4 guys for a lot less money. And all of them are good players, so the team is much better already and can use their draft picks in ways they couldn’t before they made these moves.
    Packers fans are happy with what he has done because at least he’s trying to give them the best chance to win. That is what any GM should do

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Agree. nyneal you are the only Packer commenter I read. You talk football.

  41. pkrlvr says:
    March 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    they give $134M to a quarterback that is so afraid to throw the ball to the other team that he throws it directly into the ground on critical third downs.
    —–
    So you’d prefer interceptions and fumbles ala Cousins? Got it
    ————————-

    So you’d prefer 0-37 when down by 1 or more points in the 4th quarter against teams with a winning record ala Rodgers. Got it.

  42. why are Vikings fans taking about Rodgers should’ve won more super bowls? if anyone knows how hard it is to do that, it’s them. 50 something years and nothing. but hey its easy. lol. you hold the Packers to a higher standard than you do your own team. i wonder why that is. 🤔

  43. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    March 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    they give $134M to a quarterback that is so afraid to throw the ball to the other team that he throws it directly into the ground on critical third downs.
    —–
    So you’d prefer interceptions and fumbles ala Cousins? Got it
    ————————-

    So you’d prefer 0-37 when down by 1 or more points in the 4th quarter against teams with a winning record ala Rodgers. Got it.
    ________________

    Oh yeah, more than a 4-24 record against winning teams at the opening kickoff.
    Thanks for playing.

  44. Russ Ball is a Magician says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    pkrlvr says:
    March 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    they give $134M to a quarterback that is so afraid to throw the ball to the other team that he throws it directly into the ground on critical third downs.
    —–
    So you’d prefer interceptions and fumbles ala Cousins? Got it
    ————————-

    So you’d prefer 0-37 when down by 1 or more points in the 4th quarter against teams with a winning record ala Rodgers. Got it.
    ________________

    Oh yeah, more than a 4-24 record against winning teams at the opening kickoff.
    Thanks for playing.
    ——————————

    Erin Rodgers— 14 year QB Green Bay Packers

    Kirk Cousins — 1 year QB Minnesota Vikings

    I can play this game all day long….

  45. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Erin Rodgers— 14 year QB Green Bay Packers

    Kirk Cousins — 1 year QB Minnesota Vikings

    I can play this game all day long….
    ____________

    Really?

    Aaron Rodgers: 100-57-1
    2 League MVPs, 1 Super Bowl MVP

    Kirk Cousins: 8-7-1
    _______________

    And I can play without resorting to using childish effeminate names.
    Seriously, what are you, 12?

  46. flviking says:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm
    Agree. nyneal you are the only Packer commenter I read. You talk football.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    How sweet.

    When do you plan to start?

  47. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    March 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm
    ragnarthegreat says:
    March 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I don’t think he understands what a win now mode means. It means you’re prepared to do whatever it takes to win this year even if it creates downstream problems because you think you’re that close. There’s no better example than my Vikings last year going all in on Kirk cousins. It’s causing them salary-cap heart aches and the team is being dismantled. Being in win now mode is a huge risk. . What he means is the same thing every other team would say, they want to win today. But if are you ready to dismantle your team next year if you fail? I wasn’t a fan of the cousins signing for a lot of reasons. But when you go all in with that amount of money in a win now mode, bad things happen if you don’t win.
    ___________

    Ragnar, how is the team being “dismantled”? They cut some players that were being overpaid for their productivity. That happens every year with every team. The only guy they aren’t bringing back that they would like to is Sheldon Richardson, who was only with the team for one year. He wasn’t exactly the heart and soul of the team. The problem I see is that they haven’t added in positions of need, but by keeping players they haven’t created new positions of need.

    /////

    The Vikings sold out on Cousins. That can’t be disputed. Keenum got you further than Cousins but your GM can’t help himself to try and make the big splash and your coach can’t Seem to own any failures.

    Both the coach and GM are dismantling the team. The coach with his “not my fault” mentality and the GM selling out on a qb that has never proven to be a winner.

  48. Russ Ball is a Magician says:

    They’ve adapted and won through every significant era as the game has continually changed.
    ###

    Remind me of all the significant wins and how well the adapted from 1968 – 1992. That is the NFL record for post season ineptitude at the end of a full regulation season.

    Not one single TD scored in the playoffs. Only 1 playoff appearance. Only 3 seasons with more than 8 wins during that quarter of a century.

    And it’s just not that era. You need to look back at the previous dark era in Packer history. The Packers went from 1945 – 1959 without ever finishing higher than 3rd place. More often than not, the team finished 4th, 5th or 6th.

    Not much credence to the myth of the Packers “always” being in a win now mode. Not when they have consistently taken decades off from competing.

  49. gtodriver, are you seriously this dense?

    The Green Bay Packers have played 100 years of football, totaling over 1,300 games, yes, there are going to be periods of losing.
    It happens to every team.
    But, the fact that they’ve had such a huge sample size of games and have still maintained a winning percentage of .564 (tied for 2nd, all time) is truly amazing.
    The Packers have won through every singe changing era of football, and at times, truly dominated.

    And that goofy, silly, wordy stat you’re so fond of repeating doesn’t account for anything.
    Nobody even knows if it’s true.
    Who cares if they’ve never scored a TD in a postseason game for 25 years.
    Some teams haven’t been able to notch a single Championship in 58 years.
    Now that’s truly pathetic.

  50. Russ

    I guess if you are satisfied with going decades with watching your team more often than not, so be it.

    I have never experienced such long periods of my team being competitive, and I’ve been a fan since 1961.

    The Vikings, as an expansion team weren’t as bad as the Packers of the 70s and 80s.

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