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Old 07-14-2001, 11:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can the Pack Come Back?

As Marc mentioned in one of his post Brett Favre has not been very dedicated to the team so far this year.
When did I say that?

Brett passed for 3,812 yards last year and threw for 20 scores. He had 16 interceptions.
The high number of interceptions is because his receiver corps were injured all year long and his TE was an inexperienced rookie. I think these reasons combined attribute to that stat.

Coach Mike Sherman is no Mike Holmgren, but he can hold his own.
Sherman is an excellent coach - he did a great job last year leading a team almost into the playoffs despite various key injuries and youth.

RB Ahman Green did a very good job running when Dorsey Levens went down with injuries last year. He rushed for 1,175 yards on 263 carries. He caught 73 passes, but he didn't run well after he caught them. Dorsey Levens should be back, but he's not getting any younger either.
Points taken, but no matter what you say, that is a good one-two punch. Lots of depth there, especially if Green picks up where he left off. Levens is only 29, I believe... these guys are not THAT old. Favre will be 31.

What hurts the Pack is the tough division their in. They must fend off Tampa Bay and Minnesota. Nobody is quite sure what Detroit is capable of.
I disagree - the NFC Central is overrated mostly. Minnesota will be weak with no running game and no defense. They are not nearly as talented all around as the Packers. And will Culpepper keep it up? Chicago isn't going to win any division. Tampa Bay is soft and has an unproven offense, Brand Johnson or not. Everything was supposed to be dandy last year with Keyshawn - it didn't happen, and I don't expect it to be any different this year. Plus, the Bucs can't win in the cold. Detroit is an average team, IMO, they can pull off upsets, but I don't see them winning the division. I see the Packers winning it.
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