“I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT! LOUD NOISES!”
OK, I do know what everyone is yelling about and it’s understandable….to a degree.
The 2013 season has completely come off the rails for the Green Bay Packers who are 0-4-1 since quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down against the Chicago Bears with a fractured collarbone. Green Bay since then has gone through three starting quarterbacks (Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn) that have all struggled badly at some point. The Packers defense, meanwhile, has suffered a complete meltdown.
Unfortunately, though not necessarily surprising, so has a decent chunk of the team’s uber-passionate and ever loyal fan base.
Everyone knew it would be a struggle for the Packers to win without Rodgers. What so many didn’t expect, however, was that the team would basically not even be in any of the games since the 2011 NFL MVP went down. The defense in particular would have to step up and they didn’t. That’s not necessarily a surprise, either.
Many Packers fans, however, are suddenly in a white hot rage and ready to storm Lambeau Field with pitchforks and torches. Packers Nation consists of some of the most knowledgeable fans in the NFL yet the team’s longest losing streak in years suddenly has them thinking the return to the dark ages (post-Lombardi to the arrival of Mike Holmgren, Ron Wolf and Brett Favre) are suddenly upon us. They want to fire everybody, including the general manager that just three short years ago hoisted a Lombardi Trophy.