How the Green Bay Packers Won the Draft by Building for the Future

May 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Green Bay Packers fans have an interesting relationship with the people who run their franchise. Despite a 77-34-1 record while the combination of general manager Ted Thompson, head coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers have been the staple architects of the team, the demand for change ramps up with every season.
It has almost reached a point where fans truly believe that every year of Aaron Rodgers' prime that doesn't end in a new Lombardi Trophy is a failure. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel once published a poll that drew over 12,000 votes on the topic of the potential firing of Capers. Seventy-four percent of the angry mob voted him off the island.
In 2015, per Pro-Football-Reference.com's Defensive Simple Rating System, the Packers performed the best they have on that side of the ball since the 2010 season, when the team won the Super Bowl.
If it wasn't Capers' fault on an individual Sunday, then it was McCarthy's. Even out-of-market talki...

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