More than a decade after the Packers SuperBowl loss to Denver, we're finally finding out what GM Ron Wolf thought about the outcome.
According to the February 1st edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , when asked back in August about the Packers' loss to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII, Wolf essentially blamed Mike Holmgren for failing to adjust his offensive game plan to offset the Broncos' blitzing schemes.
Wolf referred to Holmgren as "pig-headed".
When reached by the Green Bay Press Gazette this week, Wolf said, "for something like that to come out 11 years later makes me look like an idiot."
Wolf is concerned about his friendship with Holmgren and considers him a brilliant coach.
I think what Wolf is really worried about is his own stupid comments reaching those that he offended, in this case Holmgren.
Ron Wolf knows more than anybody, if you say it, you had better be willing to deal with the consequences. Those consequences may have come 10 to 11 years later, and they have Wolf squirming.
Wolf has always been one to say what's on his mind. As a member of the media that has dealt with the man, it's many times been appreciated. But there's no statute of limitation here.
Why the Journal Sentinel waited until now to print Wolf's comments that
were acquired back in training camp is a mystery, but that doesn't take away
the fact that Wolf uttered the words and must now live with them.
The lesson here is this: If you don't want to look like an idiot, don't act like one.