So, I think we basically agree on the majority of those J4.
Sorry for the long post -
I think TT has rebuilt this team through the draft and it now has more depth than it did under Sherman.
I also think this is a very young team that is going through a major transition right now, and is trying to discover its identity. It's only natural to experience growing pains with a young team that just lost its veteran signal caller.
So...to a certain extent, we're probably right where we should be at this point, and if things fall into place, this team should be very competitive again this year (assuming the o-line and d-line get healthy and improve).
However, I am seeing a trend in some of TT's picks, where they show flashes of potential, or even have some really good games...but, then they are either hurt, or incapable of consistently maintaining their high level of play, especially on the offensive line.
Guys like Colledge, Blackmon, Spitz, Jolly, Bigby, Collins, etc. All of these guys have shown flashes of being good NFL football players...but, recently, it has seemed like more often than not, they are either getting hurt, or they're taking steps backwards in their level of play. Does anyone here deny that the offensive and defensive lines have been absolutely pitiful? Or that the same problems with guys like Collins and Blackmon continue to persist?
That really, really concerns me. Maybe once the regular season starts, some of the injured guys will get back on the field, and this team will start looking better again. Maybe they'll turn it up when the games are for real...getting Hawk, Pickett, KGB, Wells, Jones, Jennings, and Grant out there again is HUGE.
But, as of right now, I have to admit, that I'm somewhat on the fence as to whether or not TT did get really lucky last year, and that this would have been a 9-7 team at best if it weren't for Brett Favre.
I guess we'll just have to wait for a little while to see for sure if he should still be the GM for the Pack, or if we need someone who can get some FA talent and get this team to the SB.