GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As storied as the tradition of the Green Bay Packers is, with four Super Bowl victories and 13 total league championships, there was a 20-year stretch when the franchise struggled to even finish a season with a winning record.
But ever since Mike Holmgren was hired as head coach in 1992, the Packers have consistently been one of the best teams in the NFL. In the 22 seasons prior to Holmgren's arrival in Green Bay, the Packers had only four winning seasons -- or three if the strike-shortened 1982 season isn't included. But over the past 20 seasons, even though Holmgren was only in Green Bay for seven of them, the Packers have had a losing record only twice.
That successful run -- which is still in full swing coming off a 15-1 regular season record -- began with Holmgren.
Now that Holmgren is being inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame, he believes his legacy in Green Bay is the role he played in helping to turn around the franchise's fortunes.