What has been the biggest surprise during free agency?
Packers All Time Team
QB-Bart Starr: Sorry Brett, Starr brought home five NFL titles. Case closed.
RB-Jim Taylor: The engine that drove the team of the ‘60s.
B-Tony Canadeo, Johnny “Blood” McNally, Paul Hornung: Right, like I’m going to pick just one of these three.
WR-Don Hutson: Greatest WR in NFL history.
WR-James Lofton: Sterling Sharpe would have eclipsed him had his career not been cut short.
TE-Keith Jackson: A slight edge over Paul Coffman, because of what he meant to a title contending team that won a Super Bowl.
T-Forrest Gregg: I’d have much fonder memories if I could erase the memory of his stint as Packer coach.
G-Jerry Kramer: It’s a travesty that he’s not in the Hall of Fame (runner up: Gale Gillingham, an homage to longtime “Packer Preview” listener/emailer, “Gale Gillingham Guy”)
C-Jim Ringo: Hall of Fame Class of ‘81
DE-Willie Davis, Reggie White: I defy you to name a better pair of defensive end all-timers on any other team.
LB-Ray Nitschke: My all-time favorite Packer. I refuse to include another linebacker on this list.
CB-Herb Adderly, Charles Woodson
S-Willie Wood, LeRoy Butler
K-Ryan Longwell: He once told me his dad wouldn’t speak to him for months when he left the Pack to kick in the friendly confines of the Metrodome
P-Craig Hentrich: The one that got away.
KR-Travis Williams: With apologies to Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard, Williams was my first Packer hero. I had a helmet with 23 stenciled on—I don’t think you could buy player jerseys back in the late ‘60s.