I was looking for a Ron Wolf article... no luck.
But I stumbled across this nugget from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
Later in the article...
The money shot...
Mike Sherman's reign of terror had begun.
Can I get an LOL
Just to b e clear:
Mike Sherman took over an 8-8 team after the 1999 season.
2000 as Head coach only.......9-7 missed playoffs
Named GM/HC after 2000 season
2001 12-4 reg season....1-1 playoffs(beat SF, loss to Rams)
2002 12-4 reg season....0-1 playoffs(loss to Falcons)
2003 10-6 reg season....1-1 playoffs(beat Seattle loss to Philly)
2004 9-7 reg season....0-1 playoffs(loss to Vikings)
5 years.....52-28 reg season....2-4 playoffs
Reign of terror????
How can you blame Mike Sherman?
The whole thing started 2 years before mike Sherman ever came to Green Bay.
Anyone remember why Holmgren got on a plane in SF and went to Seattle instead of coming back to Green Bay??????
Because he wanted more player control, he wanted to be GM/HC, those in charge at the time refused his wishes so he left.
Ray Rhodes 1 yr wonder(whoops those in charge realize they have made a HUGE mistake)
Enter Mike Sherman after 1 year of being HC, he is given the power that was refused to MiKe Holmgen.
The GM/HC experiment was a total disaster in most places, blame Mike Sherman if you want, but remember it was THE GUYS UPSTAIRS who made these dumbass moves.
Who knows what would have happened if Mike Holmgren would have stayed in Green Bay?
I know it's "the in thing" around here to Make fun of The Mike Sherman years, but when you take a look back at what really happened, it wasn't bad at all, The Packers could never get over the hump in his 5 years and win it all.
Reign of terror???? I think not
Overwelmed after 4years of being GM/HC, that's probably closer to the truth.