First, that's a personnel argument, not your original training staff argument. Second, the Saints were a bastion of mediocrity for years before this season. It's important to have a longer memory than one year.
With Aaron Rodgers for a full season, wouldn't be surprised if we saw much more production out of Lance Kendricks. He's the type of move tight end Jared Cook was in the offense.
Good question. I'm not sure. Will be curious to see what Mike McCarthy says later this week.
The Vikings are a well-built team. Ultimately, it's a quarterback league. So long as they're putting Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford up against Aaron Rodgers, the Packers will win much more than they lose.
I don't know who you've been hearing that from, but I'm fairly confident it's no one at Packers News.
Of course. The Packers want to win a Super Bowl. I don't doubt their sincerity. They believe they're approaching all aspects of their football ops in a way that gives them the best chance to do that.
OK, but no key members of the Packers franchise were around for the inglorious 80s either, so your point doesn't mean much.
I think if the Packers make a change at defensive coordinator, they'll look outside the organization.
Thumpers don't win in today's league. You need versatile, athletic players with speed. It's a hybrid, sub league now.
Everything on the personnel side comes back to Ted Thompson, but Russ Ball is his chief negotiator and plays a part in all those conversations. So, technically, it's both. But the buck always stops at Thompson.
No, Mark Murphy is not on the hot seat.
You hand him a pink slip, literally or figuratively. Nothing much more to it than that.
Good question. In hindsight, seems pretty clear the Packers could've used a new defensive coordinator after their meltdown in Atlanta.
There aren't much rumblings when there's no vacancy.
Because I report on the team, and you don't.
Good question. He's had time to think about it, so I'm sure he'd have a short list in mind, should he make a change. But there's also competition for services around the league, so it is an unpredictable market.
No. That just comes naturally.
If memory serves, Kenny Clark trained remotely. I believe. Hard to recall. I'm not sure where Montravius Adams plans to train this offseason.
You know, they've got as good a chance as anybody. I think the NFC is wide open. I'm really curious to see who comes out of the conference. Very different than the AFC.
It wouldn't be the worst thing, but I really don't. They've got to take this edge rush more seriously than they did last offseason.
I wouldn't expect it, but you're right. Removing Dom Capers is not a cure all for the defense. They need more impact players at impact positions.
It's not looking good at the moment, but those evaluations aren't made after just one year.
I don't like repeating myself. So for that reason, perhaps. But if there's new ground to cover, I'm happy to answer.
They're going to be a legitimate contender for the Super Bowl next season so long as Aaron Rodgers stays healthy, so one?
Yes, but the pass rusher(s) should come in the draft. Think the Packers should look at the cornerback free-agent market.
No, finally locker room is Tuesday. Make sure you follow PackersNews.com for all updates as the Packers depart into the offseason tomorrow. Here's a good place to end today's chat. Thank you all for following along throughout the season. Until next time, take care everyone.