About Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers were established in 1919 and are the third oldest NFL franchise. They are the only non-profit owned by a community team, in major league professional sports based in the United States.
The team is a member of NFC North division and has a long story of great battles against its divisional rivals, Vikings, Lions and Bears. The rivalry with Bears is one of the oldest dating back all the way to 1921.
Team’s colours are Dark Green, Gold and White. Packers are one of only few teams without a mascot but you can see plenty of their fans wearing cheese head hats as it’s the team’s fans nickname.
The franchise has won the most league championships including nine in the period prior to the Super Bowl era and four Super Bowls including the first two.
It’s a franchise with plenty of traditions, great games and many records and awards.
Currently it is coached by Mike McCarthy who joined them in 2006 and led them to Super Bowl XLV. He was voted Coach of the Year in 2007.
His on field general is Aaron Rodgers, perhaps the most accurate quarterback in the league’s history. He currently holds many records including the single-season passer rating or career passing-interception percentage. It’s not a surprise he’s been voted the MVP of the league twice and also received Super Bowl MVP when they won in 2011.
He can rely on sure hands of wide receiver, Jordy Nelson who he played with since 2008 and who was part of the Super Bowl run.
In the back Packers have Eddie Lacy, a running back the team had picked in second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Lacy went onto becoming a Rookie of the Year as well as being invited to a Pro Bowl.
Packers are well known for drafting and developing their young players instead of relying on free agency.
Defensively the team’s coaches can rest assured knowing there’s Clay Matthews III, a sack specialist line-backers who easily can play both outside and inside positions. Matthews is another home grown product drafted in first round of 2009 Draft.
In the secondary the team uses services of a cornerback, Sam Shields who has been with the team since 2010 and Ha Ha Clinton Dix, a free safety drafted in first round of 2014 Draft. The pair is still developing but it already provides much needed help in passing defence.
While Packers are not the most talented team, they are definitely very well coached and can never be discarded when talking of possible Super Bowl runs.