Packers great Lofton ready for alumni game

IRVING, Texas — Steelers and Packers… who do you got? The Steelers have won the most Super Bowl championships, but the Packers have the most NFL titles. Titletown vs. Sixburgh.

The debate will rage long after this week as to which team is the greatest franchise in NFL history. In fact, the esteemed Dave Dameshek and I will be break down the all-time rosters of these franchises later in the week.

But when you see Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton milling around the Packers’ team hotel, you have to get him to break down the matchup. Lofton told me that Don Hutson was his choice as the Packers’ all-time receiver, with he and Sterling Sharpe tied for the second spot.

“Sharpe would have been considered as good as Jerry Rice if he had not gotten hurt,” Lofton said. “He was a fantastic receiver and his strength was just off the charts.”

That is a pretty impressive receiving corps, but how would they have matched up against an all-time team of Steelers defensive backs, which would include Mel Blount and Rod Woodson?

Lofton just shot me a smile, headed for the door and said, “Mel Blount still can’t cover me.”

Noted.

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