Guess I was wrong on this prediction!
I’m almost out of sugar.
That’s about all I can think of to describe the first six weeks of the Packers’ 2010 campaign, which I have admittedly sugar-coated and near-“homered” when addressing the team. But after a 3-3 performance, including another uninspiring loss, this time at the hands of the Dolphins, it’s becoming more and more difficult to come up with excuses for why the Packers are not performing to the standards many thought they would.
There’s no question things could be worse, just ask Wade Phillips and the 1-4 Cowboys or Norv Turner and the 2-4 Chargers. And it’s true the Packers are just one game out of the NFC North lead and still have four division games left.
So while there’s certainly optimism the Packers can right the ship and still contend in the uninspiring NFC and even less impressive NFC North, there comes a time when expectations need to change, and that time is now: the 2010 Green Bay Packers are no longer Super Bowl contenders.
I have been as optimistic as anyone in finding positives to take from two-point wins over the Lions and three point losses in overtime and on the road, and even last week I told my readers to take a step back and assess the team in a positive light. But the weaknesses and injuries the team have sustained less than half way through the season have become too much to overcome, and what was once thought to be “the year” where all the pieces fell right into place has become a scattered jigsaw puzzle and no one to put them back in place.
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