For the third straight year, the Packers lost in the playoffs. For most teams, this wouldn’t be so terrible, but the Packers feature one of the two or three best quarterbacks of the past decade. Someone who is believed to be a sure fire Hall of Famer. A quarterback who has nine seasons behind him and might be seeing his window of opportunity closing.
The early responses point to a few common themes in the Ted Thompson era. Many critics are saying there’s a lack of overall toughness, citing repeated losses to very physical Giants and 49ers teams. Others say the defense is terrible. And there’s a healthy mix of complaints about a lack of veteren leadership / free agents.