The Packers receiving corp is absolutely outstanding. I mean we got Driver, Jennings and Jones, throw in a few productive tight ends, enter Korin Robinson, and then, just for fun, let’s bring in this new guy from the injured list and let him return a punt. My goodness, we are thick with talent. Really, with Favre or without him, we might be solid enough to be serious contenders for a good three to four years. I really like where we are now, as far as that kind of talent.
I think Favre really set the bar high when he said to the media, and to his guys, that it was the most talented football team he had ever been on. Quite a strategic motivational statement to an aspiring but not convinced or proven group of young guys. We would not be where we are without the old field general and leader himself actually shaping these guys by his leadership and example whether they realized it at the time or not. He has been part player and part coach for these guys and this team. Sure McCarthy has done a great job, but Favre has been critically instrumental in the development of these young offensive players into a performing unit.
None of them are Chad Johnsons, they are all hungry, professional, extremely hard-working and an inspirational reflection of Packer tradition. I mean, what are they gonna do, smart off to Bret Favre? Let Bret Favre down by not playing hard or not giving 100%? I mean if you are a young guy out there in the same huddle with a qb who has started 250 games in a row, how is it going to make you look if you sluff off and don’t take your opportunity seriously? Do you want the frown of this legend? Heck no, you’re gonna bring everything you got on every play.
Just look at the efforts these stallions give AFTER they catch the ball. It’s like they are driven machines, yet they twist and turn like cats. They are all extremely tough, extremely agile and fearless. They usually give you a move after they catch the ball that you didn’t expect and that you haven’t seen before to try to get loose toward the end zone. I attribute some of that to talent, some of that to wanting to be part of the Favre offensive machine.
They are playing with Favre-heart. Favre has passed on his extreme drive to win and his lethal determination to the next generation of Green Bay Packers.