After watching the Browns v. Redskins game last night, I found myself reflecting on our quarterback situation as Packers fans. The Browns fielded two quarterbacks, none of which were…well…good. Brian Hoyer went 2-6 for 16 yards and Johnny “football” was 7-16 for 65 yards, one touchdown and one middle finger to the Redskins fans caught on video. Classy…very classy.
I’m SO thankful to be a Packers fan right now, and here’s why:
Packernation, we need to stop and reflect on the decades of success we have had that have put the 1980’s so far in the rear-view mirror that we struggle to remember what disappointment felt like aside from the disappointment of NOT going far enough in the playoffs.
How fortunate are we as Packers fans for having the “ironman” Brett Favre followed by another elite quarterback who is already compiling a resume that could get him into the Hall of Fame, even as Brett Favre will be inducted in a couple years.
Contrast this to a team like the Browns, who constantly reach for quarterbacks who never seem to pan out. We have a LOT to be excited about, and a LOT to be thankful for. To the organization for refusing to reach but making key acquisitions (Brett Favre, Reggie White, Julius Peppers) when the opportunities presented themselves. For a team that comes together even when severly injured. And most of all for quarterback play that has been so exciting and fun to watch for so long.
*The results of this week’s poll “What do you think of the NFL’s emphasis on illegal contact?’ are in and 94% of Packernation thinks that the flags are too much and could make the games less enjoyable. Thanks for voting Packernation!