Packers and GM Thompson Beeming w/ Confidence for 2009

Ted Thompson claims to be confident in the 2009 Packers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed Thompson at the NFL owner’s meetings about the upcoming year and his lack of offseason moves. He attempted an air of confidence, “I think we have a fair group of players that now can play the game and play it well. I don’t think we played as well as we should have last year. Notwithstanding, I think we have a good group of players who make up our team.”

His statement is shakily confident at best and definitely not motivational. Still, I think that I will actually have to agree with him here.

This year’s Packers will be solid. I refuse to predict big things yet, but they have very few holes on the roster right now. Outside of the passing game, which is one of the best in the league, no part of this team is great. However, not one part of this team is bad.

In the only professional sport that can claim complete parity, rarely are there outstanding teams. The key to winning in the NFL is not to build a team that will win games, but one that won’t lose them.

Last year’s Packers lost a lot of games that they could have won, leaving them to finish a very disappointing 6-10. Losses against Atlanta, Tennessee, Minnesota, Carolina, and Houston should have been avoided and other than the early season loss to Dallas and the debacle in New Orleans the rest were winnable.

I am confident that this year’s Packers won’t lose that type of game. They won’t be great, but they will make the playoffs. In this league, that gives them a chance to do something amazing.

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3 Responses to “Packers and GM Thompson Beeming w/ Confidence for 2009”

  1. How do you think the Packers will do this season?

  2. Like I said, I won’t make any predictions, but the 2009 Packers will have a chance to make the playoffs.

  3. Jim Lee says:

    I have to say that being a Packer fan for over 40 years that I am very upbeat about this Packer team. The reason is that the offensive line seem to get stronger at the end of the last season even with the injury ot Tauscher. Also … The running talent is there but that is up to in most part the O’Line. Aaron Rodgers! Enough said there. Since 2007 the Packers have had the best deep group of recievers I have seen on any given Packer team in my fan history.

    Defense was suspect in 2008 but was outstanding in the backfield, and the rest of the defense was even good until Jenkins and Barnett went out with their injuries. With Jenkins in at defense end or tackle the whole team is above average as a whole, and with young talent emerging, I am hopeful they will even be better.

    All the Packer teams in years past have had 2 or 3 really good players, a few pretty good and average players and a lot of subpar players. This is the first year (2009) where I see them starting out with at LEAST average and above players as a team overall. I am positive when thinking about the current team chemistry which should be a factor. The only unkown factor is how well they will be coached, and if they can keep healthy.