Thursday, September 24, 2009

Accountability -- what a concept!

Apparently, the notion of actually being accountable for one's performance as a member of the Green Bay Packers hasn't entirely kicked in with some members of (again) the NFL's youngest team.

But if the release of third-year player Aaron Rouse yesterday doesn't get somebody's attention, well, then perhaps it's time for coaches and players to start being a bit more vocal about this matter. And, according to a report in today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, that has seemingly begun. Check out the article for yourself here.

As the article points out, the Pack hasn't exactly been a bastion of accountability in recent years. As fans well know, and have shouted at the TV probably on more than one occasion, Vince Lombardi would have never abided with some of the antics and level of play that goes on. Players that crossed Lombardi's level of professionalism would find themselves gone...immediately. Of course, as the article points out, it's a different time. Too bad. Lombardi's name is on that Super Bowl trophy for a reason. And a lot of it had to do with him knowing what to put up with from his players and what not to.

Perhaps Packers coaches and management might want to ponder this past as they work on the future.