While I have serious doubts about the actual playing of the 2011 NFL season, I would like to see it played for no other reason than to see if the Packers’ second-round draft pick, Randall Cobb, can become the return man the Packers so desperately need. The guy has amazing skills that could give the Packers a Devin Hester-Percy Harvin-type playmaker. Can you say “unstoppable”?
I don’t mind the Packers going offensive even though they need depth on defense probably more so than they do on offense. The one mistake I always though former general manager Ron Wolf made was not giving Brett Favre enough weapons. We had a lot of great players during Favre’s career here, but he never had the multiple options that Ted Thompson has provided the Packers now.
The Packers were loaded on offense before the draft and if they are able to sign the players they took this week they are the perfect example of the rich getting richer. It is what Ted Thompson does. Take the best player on the board no matter what and let the coaches decide who plays. It makes for more competition in practice and that helps both sides of the ball.
If there is indeed a football season this year, the Packers will clearly be the Super Bowl favorite. Regardless of what Rex Ryan has to say. If it somehow becomes possible to lose points in an NFL game then the Jets might have a chance. Goose-eggs don’t usually result in wins.
Hopefully everything gets worked out because even as hard as I tried I couldn’t completely tune out the draft. And because of my weakness I am now right back to being fired up for football. But of course now the lockout is back in effect. I couldn’t win for losing.