Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, share an image that represents the potential of things to come.
The NFL draft for 2016 is April 28-30 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Coaches, general managers and others within each football team are in preparation. They have attended the scouting combine, spent hours and hours pouring over college football film, and had numerous meetings and discussions about their intended top picks. Those picks attempt to fill “holes” in the offense, defense or special teams with the intention of having a winning team and season.
The Green Bay Packers are no different. They have already filled a Tight End position with free agent Jared Cook. With the 27th draft pick in the first round, I suspect they have their eyes on defensive players and the possibility of a stand-out wide receiver (to complement Jordy Nelson). The decisions that each team makes on draft day will impact the future of their team. It may be a good impact, a so-so impact, or a total bust of an impact. One never knows the outcome…sometimes the 6th round pick turns out to be the star rookie while the 1st round pick can’t fight his way out of a paper bag.
At this time of year, I am always hopeful for the future of the Green Bay Packers, which includes a winning season and trip to the Super Bowl. This team always has been and always will be MY TEAM. Forever and ever. Diehard fan here.
The pre-season for the Packers begins at the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on August 7, 2016. This game will not immediately speak to the future of the team and its season, but will begin the road for each player’s future. It’s up to them if they can rise to the task and avoid player cuts.
What does the future hold for your NFL team? Or your rugby/baseball/soccer/other team of choice? Will they have a winning season?