Originally Posted by Mutaman
Struggle to win 8 games Hey? Lets see, I am familiar with the Packers of 10 years ago- Mike Sherman's 2001 Team. That team won 12 games in the regular season and one game in the playoffs before Favre had a major meltdown against St Louis. That Packer team was good but they couldn't get within 10 points of the 2010-2011 Pack. The present team has a much better organization, better coaching, a far superior passing attack, better kicking, more playmakers on defense, and is much, much deeper than the 2001 team. Its not even close. To say they would have "struggled to win 8 games" is simply foolish.
Ten years ago, they'd have been manhandled by defenses and their inability to consistently run the football would cost them games. They're a very good team now, but a major product of the current rules which disallows physical play in the secondary and allows teams to be one-dimensional.