Point being, you can't draft as poorly as this team has since 2015 and expect to stay good. At some point, those chickens come home to roost. And this is the year for that to happen.
But really, for the initial question, the correct answer is "all of the above".
Guetkunst - way too many draft picks contributing little to nothing; I think he also is guilty of the same 'overestimating of our own talent' as Thompson and Mike Sherman were. It's a GB tradition - overestimating just how good of players some of these guys are.
LaFleur has deferred too much to Mr. $50mil instead of being the coach - it's the same mistake Mike Sherman made with Favre. Also, I'm all for a 'player's coach' - but player's coaches don't seem to do well adversity strikes. They're great as long as everything is going well, but when things start to go wrong, they don't seem to have as strong of an ability to turn things around - the accountability often seems to be lacking.
I still believe the DC was a panic, last-minute hire after the first choice (Leonhard from UW) turned them down. He had a track record for exactly the kind of defenses we've been seeing.
They had all their WR eggs in the "we'll get Adams back" basket, and had no plan B when he chose to leave. And before anyone says "they could have franchise-tagged him", he already had indicated he would not play on the tag. In fact, he didn't even sign the contract until he was traded.
They depended a LOT on Bahk and Jenkins returning to form a lot more quickly than has happened. They also, IMO, grossly over-estimated the quality of play they could expect from Royce Barclay-Newman (and possibly others).
A LOT of players who should have taken a step forward (or even stayed the same) instead took a step backward and/or got injured and ended up contributing little to nothing.
Really, it's a perfect storm where everything that could go wrong, does. Everything they expected to go one way, went the other. Now, I do think you could argue that some of the hopes/expectations were unrealistic to begin with, but even so, you'd have expected that SOME of the things I listed would have fallen in the Packers' favor. In reality, NONE did.
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