It’s time to start looking toward April and the NFL Draft. The Packers have officially been knocked out of the playoff race. Green Bay still has a chance to gain some satisfaction from wins over divisional foes Chicago and Detroit, but but either way it won’t erase the fact that this has been an incredibly disappointing season.
Today’s game showcased all the flaws that have crippled Green Bay this year; namely, an inability to finish. An inability on offense to finish drives. And an inability of defense to finish games. The Packers defense collapsed once again when it mattered most, continuing what has become a routine of giving up touchdowns in the last two minutes.
Ted Thompson has a lot of work to do with this team in the offseason, and few fans will stand for the conservative approach to free agency that has become a hallmark of Thompson’s time as GM. Thompson’s conservative strategy has left Green Bay with millions in cap room. If this young team that only needs a little added depth and veteran leadership doesn’t deserve to have some money spent on it, I don’t know when Thompson ever aims to spend money.
I’ll start adding some content for the offseason soon enough. Right now I just don’t feel up to it.
By the way, root for the Jets, if for no other reason then it will give us a better draft pick in April.