The roster is finally set for your 2009 Green Bay Packers, and I can't say there's much that surprised me. Maybe the fact that they opted for the younger, cheaper Brett Swain over the more experienced (at least for a #5 receiver) Ruvell Martin. You could make a case for keeping all 3 fullbacks at the expense of Tyrell Sutton being a surprise. But probably the most surprising thing was that someone traded a real live player for Tony Moll. I think Tony still sees images of Mario Williams, repeatedly beating him like a rented donkey, when he closes his eyes at night. The best line in this article was "I think Tony Moll is average, average, average." At best. It looks like it'll be open auditions for the role of "Reid's Least Favorite Packer" this year.
The Ted Thompson haters (which I believe consists of everyone in the state except myself) will be lining up to take their shots at ol' Teddy once they notice that both Anthony Smith and Duke Preston failed to make the team. That would be both of the Pack's free agent acquisitions, for those who aren't familiar. I know they're such huge names that everyone probably already knows them, but I'm just trying to bring everyone up to speed here. And while the haters are firing away at Thompson, they'll be sure to mention that Harrell is on the IR...again. And that he "wasted" a 2nd round pick on Brian Brohm, who now finds himself relegated to the practice squad. Can you imagine if he'd come out in '07 and some team would've picked him in the top 10? He'd undoubtedly be setting that franchise back 3-5 years right now, at least the Packers don't have that problem.
So who's drinking the KoolAid? Who's firing up the Packer Bandwagon and heading for Miami? I'll admit that I've been experimenting with the Packer KoolAid, but I'm resisting the urge to start chugging it full force. I worry about becoming a fiend and winding up in Packer Rehab. But looking at the schedule, and taking into consideration how good they looked in preseason (yes, I know it's only preseason), I think 10 wins is a realistic possibility for this team. But there's also a realistic possiblity that I'm an idiot, so who knows.