Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Mark Murphy's model for building and sustaining a successful organization is through the draft. They also believe in developing and resigning there own players to big contracts instead of signing free agents to big deals.
This year Aaron Rodgers and Clay Mathews are prime examples of that philosophy. Moving forward the Packers will build this organization around those two players, each poised to be the highest paid at there position.
While we watch other teams go after FA such as Seattle and San Fran., neither of these teams has a franchise type Quaterback yet or a defensive player of Mathews talent. Free agency, really since its inception, has been a bust for a lot of teams - Washington and Philly come to my mind right away. The Packers hit it big with the Reggie White signing and that move put the Packers back on the map. Draft and develop Is the mantra around 1265 Lombardi and I get it finally.
We will always make the playoffs and if we get hot at right time we get to another Super Bowl!