Packers’ 2017 Strategy Has Been Revealed

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The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots have been complete opposites since about February.

The Packers lost in the NFC Championship game and the Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl. Instead of resting on their laurels, the Patriots went out and started the offseason like a house afire. They have dramatically strengthened their roster.

Meanwhile, the Packers’ roster has gotten worse, not only by letting their own free agents sign elsewhere, but by largely doing nothing to address their glaring holes. To suggest the Packers have more holes today than when the offseason began would be an understatement.

That has plenty of people wondering what, exactly, general manager Ted Thompson and the Packers’ brass are thinking.

Well, we’ve snuck inside Lambeau Field and located their top secret strategy for the 2017 season.

Now, we’re sharing it with you.

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Packers 2017 strategy

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About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

24 Comments on "Packers’ 2017 Strategy Has Been Revealed"

  1. PF4L

    Rodgers should sit out this season and say fine, you play without me, and show the world just how good you and Ted are at building a team and coaching and i’ll be back in May of 2018.

    I see a 3-13 season and call me a fucked up Packer fan, but i’d enjoy every fucking second of it.

    This will accomplish 2 things….It will shut up a lot of people….and i’ll guarantee you, there would be personnel changes in the President, and GM positions.

  2. GoPack

    Goes to show what teams that wanna win will do and what teams that want money will do. They’re more interested in title town district and playoff appearances than championships. Using past titles t make money and Rodgers to keep a job.

  3. Ace

    To the writer: could you do some blogs this week on the defense and who they’re looking to acquire. Strength/weaknesses- seriously. Also is Goode gone ? And who replaced Tom Clements. And what exact pucks do we have in the upcoming draft. Thnx.

    • Cheese

      Nobody replaced Clements because his position was made up out of thin air to keep him on the payroll after McChicken decided he wanted to be the offensive coordinator again so he could call plays.

  4. Sean

    Dumb article. I was actually expecting a decently explained strategy plan rather than a Pats d*** sucking.

    Free Agency prospects are terrible this year. Obviously the draft is what the Packers are banking on which would be the smart thing to do this year.

  5. Allen

    That’s absurd. GB going 3-13? Really? I’ll take that bet because GB is a RB,CB, OLB and G away from 13-3. They’ll address 3 of these 4 in the draft. They’ll probably grab 1 veteran from another team. This world is definitely short on patience

    • Nelson Cobb

      Short on patience?? Look, I’ve taken the “patience” approach for the last 5 years, and we’re no better off right now than we’ve been since we were last in the Super Bowl. Patience runs out, and a lot of people had it running thin last year, including me. After once again seeing the same result from the same process, my patience has run out. If it happens again, that’ll be 7 straight years without a single Super Bowl appearance despite arguably the leagues best QB. At what point do things need to change with arguably the best QB in the NFL?? 10 years?? Do we ever get to the point where coming up just short despite having a QB who can carry the team to the playoffs is not enough?? The other team with arguably the best QB in the NFL, has been to 4 Super Bowls since 2007, won 2, and after coming off winning 1, only got better by making a big FA addition, and trades. Us on the other hand, same old same old. We haven’t done really anything to better our issues, and unlike most years though where we keep players, we’ve actually lost more than usual, and got weaker. When is it enough?? Aaron Rodgers is already the 1st QB in NFL history to make the playoffs 6 straight years without a single Super Bowl appearance, and we’re only the 3rd team in history to do it. When do you expect more out of the Packers with potentially the best QB to ever play the game??? It clearly hasn’t been him holding this team back. Things need to change!!! If Ted Thompson isn’t gonna adjust to today’s NFL, and realize it takes more than just draft and develop, then he needs to go and we need to get somebody in here who understands things change. Look at what John Dorsey has built in KC. Imagine if that team had Aaron Rodgers. Look at what McKenzie has done in Oakland, by utilizing all avenues to build a roster. John Schnider in Seattle, who’s been to 2 Super Bowls in the last 4 years by using all avenues to build a roster. Imagine Aaron Rodgers with their defense. It’s time for Ted Thompson to move the hell on and let Elliot Wolf or Brain Gutekunst, young guys with more of a new era look on things take over.

      • PF4L

        Nelson Cobb…..Not only do they need more than draft and develop…..This draft and develop theory has been pretty much a failure on it’s own.

        Allen….Yes …Really

        You’ll take that bet because they’ll fill 3 of those spots in the draft? Yes, because Ted’s been so G D successful at that. Then grab a veteran for a the 4th need?

        Maybe your right, maybe they’d win 4 games…idk.

        Patience?…..Are you absolutely fucking clueless?

        • PF4L

          I remember the last time Ted got a veteran for the 0 line…Jeff Saturday and he was terrible, and…….got benched.

      • Tubedog101

        You are so right Nelson Cobb…I couldn’t have said it better. We were all on here last year saying the same things during the FA period. Guys like Justin Houston, Josh Norman and Malik Jackson were all FA players we could’ve tried to get to bolster our roster. I think if we had gotten even one of those players, it might of made a difference playing Atlanta or we would’ve been in a better seeding position during the playoffs. Other teams aren’t hurting their cap futures by signing FA’s…Denver, Seattle, NE, Oakland, all had plenty of cap space this year. Tight-wad Teddy is obviously doing something wrong. But you’re right…our patience is wearing thin. Draft picks are going to come in and start..? That’s fine and it pays dividends for these players to be thrown into the fire. But then again, these rookies make mistakes that could allow a game or two to be lost and that essentially could affect any playoff chances we come across. D & D is great but only works if you use it WITH FA acquisitions. Getting 2 TE’s for your offense is great but that’s not where our problems existed. I am fully confident our offense will be fine this year…Our defense however, will be worse than last year if we ignore FA once again….This is getting ridiculous…!

  6. Kato

    I doubt they go 3-13, unless Rodgers gets hurt and misses significant time. Even then idk, although this team is clearly worse than the 2013 team that went 3-5-1 without Rodgers. I could totally envision 8-8 though. Rodgers should sit out the season.

  7. Ted jr

    Omg….we need to hit Murphy & TT where it hurts. $$$$. Ban together and boycott every pre-season game. Tickets are already sold but loss of parking, concession revenues etc would get point across. We are sick of the BS. Murphy and TT need to go. Rodgers should sit. We could and should of won multiple Super Bowls. Seriously look at TT drafts since 09. THEY SUCK. Pray for 12.

  8. MJ

    Good points by Nelson Cobb. We’ve been the same or even regressed in these five seasons, while the Raiders have gone from joke to second best in the AFC in those very same years. And we were starting far better off than the Raiders.

  9. Abe Frohman

    Ted’s contract runs out after this year. No need to get overly dramatic unless that’s you’re thing.

    I’m reminded of the year TT left Seattle. They went to the Super Bowl the year after. He was good enough to get close, but not good enough to get over the hump. Sounds about where we are now.

    It will be interesting to see how much freedom, or lack thereof, Wolf or Gutekunst will have with this years draft. That should tell us quite a bit.

    • Packers fan

      I hope Wolf is like his dad. And if the Packers miss the playoffs or get a first round exit, he is probably gone.

    • PF4L

      That Falcons game was more than a hump Abe, we were down 31-0. According to one major news source, Teds contract run’s through the 2019 draft. No one knows for sure, unless you know for sure.

  10. Packers fan

    Ted Thompson is a idiot when it comes to building a defense. He may be good at finding offensive talent but he sucks at building a defense. Thank god Ted’s contract is almost up, he doesn’t deserve a new one and it’s time he retires after it expires. I think 2017 might be the year the Packers miss the playoffs since we have to play several good offenses. Ted, thanks for your time here but your time is up. Time for Wolf to happen after the contract expires.

  11. stickman

    Ted Jr…… I think your right. But also boycott the regular season games. This organization is all bout the money. Yet we are loyal as all hell, we keep going back year after year. Me for over 50 yrs. Fuck um, I don`t think it`s TT that makes all the decision`s up there. Money talks and bullshit walks.

  12. Ted jr

    TT hits on one out of every 4 or 5 picks. You think that’s success? I sure don’t. That’s one reason draft and develope has us in this boat. You need a few proven signings very year to help the mistakes. TT will never leave with all those compensatory picks next year. We are screwed thru next years draft. Sorry for bad news.

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