READ THIS ARTICLE!!!
Just like the EODs in college (chicks who were good looking seemingly Every Other Day), McGinn keeps up with his EOAs (has one great article, then one highly questionable one and then another great article etc). Considering his season summary overall was poor, McGinn redeems himself with this one. A fascinating article this morning at jsonline.com re what some Packer insiders (apparently some assistant coaches and some players) really thought of the 1998 Super Bowl game against Denver. I gathered that Holmgren and Wolf may have seen their relationship sour when Holmgren left for Seattle, but judging from this article, seems likely to me there was significant tension well before Holmgren left.
Wow – I continue reading this article and I’m kind of blown away. I had no idea. Wolf laying the blame squarely on Holmgren, Holmgren blaming it on Favre and Chmura and Butler both blaming Holmgren too. Some Lovat guy I’m not sure I even knew was a coach for the Packers defending Holmgren. Like a mini Packers soap opera!
And, we learn again why we love Leroy Butler so much: “At halftime, we made no adjustments. We just sat there and drank Kool-Aid, and they bitched at us for a while”.
And while I’m not a huge Chmura fan anymore, this is money: “The last call of the game was maybe the dumbest ever” referring to the 4th and 6 play call.
And of course the memorable Wolf quote: “We’re a one-year wonder, just a fart in the wind.”
Really, take a minute to read this article – well done McGinn.