Look, I don’t want to be that guy. That guy who, while the Packers are sitting at 8-0 as defending Super Bowl champs, finds things to whine about.

The way I see it, Ted has been batting close to 1.000 with his player moves the last couple of years. And the includes the moves he didn’t make – some of which I and others wanted him to make (AJ Hawk for Marshawn Lynch, anyone?) His drafts have been outstanding, and he continues to let go of the fan favorite veterans at just the right time, despite the backlash that comes from it. I’m not even talking about He Who Shall Not Be Named either (though you can definitely chalk that up in the win column) but rather the Aaron Kampmans and Al Harris’. His resigning of Mason Crosby to a mega deal by kicker standards is now looking like a master stroke, despite the initial criticism from some fans – again, including me.

But it’s time to knock that batting average down just a notch.

Putting aside the questionable decision to pay John Kuhn for doing a job that any of Green Bay’s five tight ends could probably handle, the decision to let Cullen Jenkins join the “Dream Team” reigns as the worst of Ted’s last off-season. Yes, I know, the Eagles are 3-6. Yes, I am aware that their defense is not much better than Dom Capers’ disastrous unit. But Cullen Jenkins continues to do his job with five sacks through nine games this year, plus the hits and hurries that don’t show up on the stat sheet. The exact job that Packers are failing miserably at performing every week. Despite the worries of Packer fans and management, he has not missed time due to injury.

Granted, injuries are just as much luck as anything else. Nobody could have predicted how healthy he would be. But the question we have to ask now is, would it have been worth to pay the guy big money even if he missed a few games each year? In hindsight, the answer would have to be a resounding “yes”.

Again, the Packers are 8-0. That’s with the porous, sloppy unit that surrenders passing yards to Kyle Orton like he’s Aaron Rodgers and not a guy who gets benched for Tim Tebow. Can you imagine how good this team might be if Clay Matthews wasn’t double teamed every play? Can you imagine how different the Chargers game might have looked with a defense half as good as what Green Bay had in 2010? Yes, they would still be 8-0 in the end. But it’d be an 8-0 with no “but…” at the end of it. There would really be no question that the Packers are capable of repeating.

Some fans will argue it’s a moot point because of the Packers perfect record. That’s fine, but you might want to ask the 2010 Patriots what happens when you go into the playoffs with a high powered offense and no defense to speak of.

You know, those Patriots who had the best quarterback in the league putting up insane numbers, led the league in points scored, but ranked 30th in passing yards given up. Sound familiar?

We’re in the era of the quarterback. If you can’t pressure the one on the other team, be prepared for postseason failure.

Others will argue that the Packers can survive because their defense still makes plays when it counts, and gets turnovers. Look at the Chargers game for example. The Packers returned two Phillip Rivers interceptions for touchdowns, and got another to seal the deal late. The problem is, they almost let the game get to overtime against the mediocre Chargers. So what happens when the Packers actually face good teams and good quarterbacks in January? What if they don’t get three interceptions? And what if, unlike what happened in the week 1 game against the Saints, that other good quarterback scores first? Can the Packers play catch up against elite teams and win with this defense? I really have my doubts.