Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 1/19/13
Linebacker Erik Walden was one of many mediocre starters for Green Bay There’s no excuse for how poorly the team performed against the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs, but looking back, it’s hard to be disappointed in the 2012 Green Bay Packers. If you look objectively at the 24 players (including kickers) who took the majority of snaps at their respective positions, a third of them would be classified as no better than average NFL players. The mediocre eight include: running back Alex Green, left tackle Marshall Newhouse, center Jeff Saturday, defensive end C.J. Wilson, linebackers Erik Walden and Brad Jones, safety M.D. Jennings and kicker Mason Crosby (I was being generous by not including fullback John Kuhn and linebacker A.J. Hawk on this list). The Packers simply didn’t have the talent to win the Super Bowl this season. People like to compare this year’s team to the one that won it all in 2010, but that team only had five mediocre players (Frank Zombo,
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