Blogger Blitz: Packers front office

As NFL front offices go through their post-draft hirings and firings, it's worth taking a look at the machine the Green Bay Packers have created in the 21 years since hiring Ron Wolf as their general manager. So that's exactly what I did in this week's Blogger Blitz.

I realize that I glossed over the four-year period when coach Mike Sherman made personnel decisions between Wolf's retirement and the hiring of Ted Thompson. But for the most part, the Packers have been run the same way for more than two decades.

Consider that over that stretch, the Chicago Bears -- considered one of the NFL's more stable franchises -- have changed directions three times. So have the Detroit Lions. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, have had by my count six changes of front-office direction since 1991.