The Green Bay
Packers The Dan Devine Years 1971-1974 Volumes
have been written about the Green Bay Packers detailing virtually every
aspect of their storied history except one, the two decades of folly that
lay between the legendary reign of Vince Lombardi and their resurgence in
the 1990s under Mike Holmgren and Ron Wolf. The most pivotal of those years
were the four presided over by college football Hall Of Fame Coach Dan
Devine. During those years, the Packers won what would be their only
division title between 1968 and 1994. Their decline from that pinnacle was
so inexplicable and precipitous that it has defied pundits for four decades,
engendering a mythology in Green Bay that has defamed a brilliant coach.
In his time, Dan Devine was a lightning rod for opinion, generating either
intense loyalty or extreme loathing. Some have called him the worst coach in
Packer history, but his record belies that. He turned around one of the
sorriest teams in professional football in a single season, earning NFC
Coach Of The Year honors in 1972. But by the end of 1974, Devine had so
polarized the Packers that a group of players had mutinied and threatened to
try and forfeit the season closer. Even legendary quarterback Bart Starr had
gotten in on the intrigue as he maneuvered to take over the Packers.
Devine also pulled the trigger on perhaps the worst trade in NFL history,
giving up five top draft choices to the Los Angeles Rams for a sore armed 34
year old quarterback. Little remembered is his equally brilliant dealing
which brought NFL Hall Of Fame linebacker Ted Hendricks to the Packers that
Using contemporary sources, the author has pulled together a never before
told tale of glory, ineptitude and intrigue that will shed new light on
Devineís tumultuous years in Green Bay. Plus a myriad of facts, trivia and
statistics including a full analysis of every regular and preseason season
game from 1971 to 1974. A must read for Packer fans.
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