Well, here’s an assessment from Ted Thompson that I think we can all agree with, for once – the Green Bay Packers should be better.
“The preseason and the regular season are a whole different kettle of fish, but yeah, I would have thought we would have played a little bit better starting out,” Thompson said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette. “But at the same time, we feel like we’re a work in progress, and we’re going to get better.”
“I think everybody to a man would say we have room to improve. We’re fighting, we’re scratching, we’re playing hard. But we think can do better. We think we can play better.”
The Packers have a myriad of problems – the offensive line, the transition to the 3-4 defense, injuries to key players, lack of output from key offensive skill position players, etc. Whether it makes a difference or not, Thompson still believes the Packers are a playoff team, though.
“We’ve played a quarter of the season, so we’ve got a long way to go,” Thompson said. “Our team is confident enough, but at the same time we understand that we have the work to do. I think we have the kind of team where if we play well, I do think we have (a playoff) team. I think we have that kind of people on our team.”
It’s hard to accurately judge a team after four games, but that remains to be seen at this point.