The talk started before the lights at Cowboys Stadium had been turned off following Super Bowl XLV: These Packers are in position for a long run of success.
In the days since, it’s become a popular opinion around NFL Network. Michael Lombardi made a compelling argument. I know Torry Holt, among others, is on board. Pat Kirwan even used the D-word, although that conversation feels premature.
The Packers have left little doubt they’re confident they have the nucleus, something I wrote about earlier this week.
Now, add Mike Mayock to the list of analysts who believe the Packers are in for a run of sustained success.
“This entire organization, led by a young quarterback, has more talent on the field than any team in the league,” Mayock told NFL Network. “And they are poised to make consecutive runs. This is a heck of a football team. And that general manager does not get enough credit.”
I’ll echo a thought by Lombardi in that it will be interesting to see how the Packers deal with their success, as so many internal and external factors are involved in sustaining it over a long period of time. The anointing of the Packers has happened rather quickly, but really it’s great offseason conversation. Expect quite a bit more of it.