During his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN Milwaukee with Jason Wilde, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he believes that they’re very close to once again being a great team.
“I think this organization understands we have a chance to be great,” Rodgers said via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “We just need a couple more pieces.”
Rodgers continued, “I think this is the end of a window and the beginning of a new one. This is the year when we can really open up a new window that can last for four or five years. It looks really bright. I think if you look at the core of our team, our offensive line is looking the way we want it, the receivers look incredible. We have a big-time back in Eddie (Lacy). Not sure what James Starks will do, (DuJuan Harris) is coming back.
“We have a lot of things that are setting up to be really good for a long time. A lot of really good young players with Sam (Shields), Micah Hyde, Casey (Hayward), when Casey comes back (from a hamstring injury) and Morgan Burnett and Sean Richardson, and veteran guys playing well, A.J. (Hawk) had his best season, Clay (Matthews), (Ryan) Pickett, (B.J.) Raji, Johnny Jolly coming back.
“This window has a chance to open up and be really bright for four or five years if you can get guys signed and keep them around. My contract is for six more years. I expect to be playing at a high level for all six of those years. We’ll see what happens after that. Maybe I’ll be able to go another three or four after that.”
Now that the Packers have a running game they really need to fix their defense. It seems like for whatever reason Dom Capers isn’t the dominant defensive coordinator that he has was in the past.