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The 2000 Green Bay Packers - 9-7 (T-3RD-NFC Central Division)

Head Coach: Mike Sherman

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2000 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (2-2)

                                                                                                                                                               OFF     DEF

AUGUST (3-0)                             RESULT     RECORD    ATT RSH PSS RSH PSS STARTING QB         LEADING RUSHER          LEADING PASSER         LEADING RECEIVER

4  NEW YORK JETS                        W 37-24     1- 0-0 59,585                 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (78)        Matt Hasselbeck (162)  Bobby Brown (3-24)

13 at Denver Broncos                    L 20-26     1- 1-0 75,367                 Matt Hasselbeck     Dorsey Levens (68)      Matt Hasselbeck (140)  Antonio Freeman (5-68)

21 at Miami Dolphins                    L 14-17     1- 2-0 60,287                 Matt Hasselbeck     Herbert Goodman (91)    Danny Wuerffel (105)   Bubba Franks (2-37)

26 CLEVELAND BROWNS                     W 34-33     2- 2-0 59,687                 Matt Hasselbeck     Herbert Goodman (88)    Danny Wuerffel (206)   Herbert Goodman (3-67)

2000 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS

SEPTEMBER (2-2)

3  NEW YORK JETS (0-0)                  L 16-20     0- 1-0 59,870  62 149 118 261 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (41)        Brett Favre (152)      Antonio Freeman (3-59)

10 at Buffalo Bills (1-0)               L 18-27     0- 2-0 72,722  40 234  89 220 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (46)        Brett Favre (269)      Antonio Freeman (7-80)

17 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-1)            W  6- 3     1- 2-0 59,869  79 157  85  86 Brett Favre         Dorsey Levens (74)      Brett Favre (189)      Tyrone Davis (5-41)

24 at Arizona Cardinals (1-1)           W 29- 3     2- 2-0 69,568 176 279  28 181 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (93)        Brett Favre (277)      Bill Schroeder (4-94)

OCTOBER (1-3)

1  CHICAGO BEARS (0-4)                  L 24-27     2- 3-0 59,869  44 320 178 192 Brett Favre         Dorsey Levens (24)      Brett Favre (333)      Bill Schroeder (8-108)

8  at Detroit Lions (3-2)               L 24-31     2- 4-0 77,549  69 270  74 179 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (69)        Brett Favre (293)      Ahman Green (8-76)

15 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-4)            W 31-28     3- 4-0 59,870 132 246  95 319 Brett Favre         Dorsey Levens (57)      Brett Favre (266)      Antonio Freeman (6-116)

22 Bye Week

29 at Miami Dolphins (5-2)              L 20-28     3- 5-0 73,740 133 186 140 156 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (94)        Brett Favre (194)      Bill Schroeder (4-48)

NOVEMBER (2-2)

6  MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-1)              W 26-20 *   4- 5-0 59,854  81 217 157 250 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (68)        Brett Favre (235)      Antonio Freeman (5-118)

12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-4)        L 15-20     4- 6-0 65,621  97 205 108 164 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (65)        Brett Favre (117)      Ahman Green (7-35)

19 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-3)             W 26-24     5- 6-0 59,869 145 287  71 267 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (153)       Brett Favre (301)      Bill Schroeder (8-155)

27 at Carolina Panthers (4-7)           L 14-31     5- 7-0 73,295  87 239 133 223 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (61)        Brett Favre (267)      Ahman Green (9-56)

DECEMBER (4-0)

3  CHICAGO BEARS (3-9)                  W 28- 6     6- 7-0 66,944  81 223 104 226 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (69)        Brett Favre (225)      Bill Schroeder (6-119)

10 DETROIT LIONS (8-5)                  W 26-13     7- 7-0 59,854 128 202 103 190 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (118)       Brett Favre (208)      Antonio Freeman (5-80)

17 at Minnesota Vikings (11-3)          W 33-28     8- 7-0 64,183 154 280  68 332 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (161)       Brett Favre (290)      Bill Schroeder (8-78)

24 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (10-5)          W 17-14 *   9- 7-0 59,692 135 184  67 205 Brett Favre         Ahman Green (74)        Brett Favre (1960      Ahman Green (9-78)

* - Overtime

2000 IN REVIEW

After the quick failure of Ray Rhodes, the Packers turned to former assistant coach Mike Sherman who followed Mike Holmgren to Seattle. The Packers would get off to a slow start under Sherman and sat at 5-7, after an 0-2 start. With the playoffs all but out of reach the Packers closed the season on a strong note winning their final four games including two against teams bound for the postseason. Following the season GM Ron Wolf would retire, as coach Mike Sherman was given his responsibilities.

 

THE PACKERS FINANCIAL DOWNWARD SPIRAL

After weathering numerous financial storms in their history, the Green Bay Packers found themselves in another monetary crisis in the late 1990s. After making a profit of just over $7 million in 1998 and just under $7 million in 1999, the team lost $419,000 in the 2000 fiscal year. It was Green Bay's first operating loss in more than a decade. The situation was made worse, as the Packers had to dip into the team's cash reserves, which declined to $49 million, compared with $52.4 million in 1998. With the reserves being drained, and no new sources of revenue, the franchise was projecting that reserves would fall to $7.9 million by 2004 and that a negative cash reserve would require the team to borrow almost $10 million to fund operations by 2005. In 2000, the Packers dropped to 17th of the 31 NFL teams in overall revenue. Two years prior, the Packers were ninth in the league in revenue, and the team was 15th with $102 million in revenue in 1999. In January 2000, the Packers announced plans for a $295 million referendum to renovate, modernize and enlarge Lambeau Field.  Packer president Bob Harlan went out and pressed the case for the referendum everywhere he could. Harlan was going through a personal nightmare at the same time the Packers were facing a financial nightmare. Harlan’s mother suffered a brain stem stroke in December 1999, and, according to later report, his own health deteriorated during a very contentious public battle over the referendum. In a Green Bay Press-Gazette article in 2009, Harlan said he would travel every weekend eight hours to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit his mother, who was paralyzed, couldn’t speak and didn’t recognize him. She died a month before the stadium vote was taken. The project's voter-approved financing came in the form of a half-cent sales tax in Brown County to support over $160 million in bonding. The state of Wisconsin approved funding of an additional $9.1

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million for stadium infrastructure improvements. The Packers, the city and the NFL contributed $125.9 million from a one-time seat user fee. And, the club pledged to cover any project cost overruns in consideration of its authority to direct the design of the building and stadium construction. Their plan won voter approval, by a 53-47 margin, in September 2000, and construction began early the following year, insuring the Packers would remain competitive into the 21st century.

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NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED

Chris Akins         31    S 5-11 195 Ark-Pine Bluff   1  1 23  2 1999 Draft-7th round

Gary Berry          21    S 5-11 193 Ohio State       1  1 22  4 2000 Draft-4th round

Josh Bidwell         9    P 6- 3 222 Oregon           1  1 24 16 1999 Draft-4th round

David Bowens        96   DE 6- 2 261 Western Illinois 1  2 23 14 2000 Trade-Denver

Corey Bradford      85   WR 6- 1 205 Jackson State    3  3 24  2 1998 Draft-5th round

LeRoy Butler        36    S 6- 0 203 Florida State   11 11 32 16 1990 Draft-2nd round

Chad Clifton        76    T 6- 5 325 Tennessee        1  1 24 13 2000 Draft-2nd round

Rob Davis           60   LS 6- 3 285 Shippensburg     4  5 31 16 1997 FA-Chicago (1996)

Tyrone Davis        81   TE 6- 4 260 Virginia         4  6 28 14 1997 Trade-NY Jets

Na'il Diggs         59   LB 6- 4 234 Ohio State       1  1 22 13 2000 Draft-4th round

Earl Dotson         72    T 6- 3 317 Texas A&I        8  8 29  2 1993 Draft-3rd round

Santana Dotson      71   DT 6- 5 290 Baylor           5  9 30 12 1996 UFA-Tampa Bay

Donald Driver       80   WR 6- 0 177 Alcorn State     2  2 25 16 1999 Draft-7th round

Antuan Edwards      24   CB 6- 1 205 Clemson          2  2 23 12 1999 Draft-1st round

Brett Favre          4   QB 6- 2 225 S. Mississippi   9 10 30 16 1992 Trade-Atlanta

Mike Flanagan       58    C 6- 5 297 UCLA             3  3 26 16 1996 Draft-3rd round

Bubba Franks        88   TE 6- 6 260 Miami (FL)       1  1 21 16 2000 Draft-1st round

Antonio Freeman     86   WR 6- 0 198 Virginia Tech    6  6 28 15 1995 Draft-3rd round

K. Gbaja-Biamilla   94   DE 6- 4 245 San Diego State  1  1 22  7 2000 Draft-5th round

Chris Gizzi         57   LB 6- 0 235 Air Force        1  1 25 11 2000 FA

Herbert Goodman     29   RB 5-11 203 Graceland        1  1 23  5 2000 FA

Ahman Green         30   RB 6- 0 217 Nebraska         1  3 23 16 2000 Trade-Seattle

Bernardo Harris     55   LB 6- 2 246 North Carolina   6  6 28 16 1995 FA

Matt Hasselbeck     11   QB 6- 4 220 Boston College   2  2 25 16 1998 Draft-6th round

William Henderson   30   FB 6- 1 253 North Carolina   6  6 29 16 1995 Draft-3rd round

Vonnie Holliday     90   DE 6- 5 290 North Carolina   3  3 24 12 1998 Draft-1st round

Cletidus Hunt       97   DE 6- 4 299 Kentucky State   2  2 24 16 1999 Draft-3rd round

Charles Lee         82   WR 6- 2 202 Central Florida  1  1 22 15 2000 Draft-7th round

Dorsey Levens       25   RB 6- 1 230 Georgia Tech     7  7 30  5 1994 Draft-5th round

Ryan Longwell        8    K 6- 0 198 California       4  4 26 16 1997 FA-San Francisco

Billy Lyon          98   DT 6- 5 295 Marshall         3  3 26 11 1997 FA

Russell Maryland    67   DT 6- 1 308 Miami (FL)       1 10 31 16 2000 UFA-Oakland (99)

Tod McBride         27   DB 6- 1 207 UCLA             2  2 24 15 1999 FA

Eugene McCaslin     56   LB 6- 1 226 Florida          1  1 23  1 2000 Draft-7th round

Scott McGarrahan    43    S 6- 1 198 New Mexico       3  3 26 16 1998 Draft-6th round

Mike McKenzie       34   CB 6- 0 185 Memphis          2  2 24 10 1999 Draft-3rd round

Raleigh McKenzie    63    G 6- 2 290 Tennessee        2 16 37  3 1999 UFA-SD (1998)

Basil Mitchell      28   RB 5-10 200 TCU              2  2 24  1 1999 FA

Jason Moore         40    S 5-10 191 San Diego State  1  2 24  3 2000 FA-Denver (1999)

Mike Morton         53   LB 6- 4 238 North Carolina   1  6 29 16 2000 UFA-St. L (1999)

De'Mond Parker      22   RB 5-10 185 Oklahoma         2  2 23  8 1999 Draft-5th round

Marco Rivera        62    G 6- 4 310 Penn State       4  4 28 16 1996 Draft-6th round

Austin Robbins      99   DT 6- 6 300 North Carolina   1  7 29  2 2000 FA-Oakland

Allen Rossum        20 B-KR 5- 8 178 Notre Dame       1  3 24 16 2000 Trade-Phil

Bill Schroeder      84   WR 6- 2 205 UW-La Crosse     4  4 29 16 1996 FA-New England

Darren Sharper      42   DB 6- 2 205 William & Mary   4  4 24 16 1997 Draft-2nd round

Matt Snider         38   FB 6- 2 240 Richmond         2  2 24 16 1999 FA

Barry Stokes        79  G-T 6- 4 310 Eastern Michigan 1  2 26  8 2000 FA-Miami (1998)

Mark Tauscher       65    T 6- 3 313 Wisconsin        1  1 23 16 2000 Draft-7th round

John Thierry        91   DE 6- 4 262 Alcorn State     1  7 28 16 2000 UFA-Cleve (1999)

Ross Verba          78    T 6- 4 308 Iowa             4  4 26 16 1997 Draft-1st round

Mike Wahle          68    G 6- 6 310 Navy             3  3 23 16 1998 Sup Dr-2nd round

Steve Warren        95   DT 6- 1 298 Nebraska         1  1 22 13 2000 Draft-3rd round

NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED

Nate Wayne          54   LB 6- 0 230 Mississippi      1  3 25 16 2000 Trade-Denver

Ryan Wetnight       83   TE 6- 2 230 Stanford         1  8 29 10 2000 FA-Chicago (1999)

Brian Williams      51   LB 6- 1 245 USC              6  6 27  4 1995 Draft-3rd round

K.D. Williams       50   LB 6- 0 235 Henderson State  1  2 27 16 2000 Trade-N. Orleans

Tyrone Williams     37   CB 5-11 193 Nebraska         5  5 27 16 1996 Draft-3rd round

Frank Winters       52    C 6- 3 305 West Illinois    8 13 35 14 1992 Plan B-K City

Danny Wuerffel       7   QB 6- 1 212 Florida          1  4 26  1 2000 FA-NO (1999)

2000 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD

NAME                POS COLLEGE           HOW ACQUIRED

Kenny Coutain        WR Memphis           2000 FA

Jason Gavadza        TE Kent              2000 FA - Pittsburgh (2000 - 6th round)

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego St.     2000 Draft - 5th round

Chris Gizzi          LB Air Force         2000 FA

Herbert Goodman      RB Graceland         2000 FA

Craig Heimburger      G Missouri          1999 Draft - 5th round

Warner Herndon        S Morgan St.        2000 FA

Mike Horacek         WR Iowa State        2000 FA

Ed Kehl             T-G BYU               2000 FA

Adam Newman          TE Boston College    2000 FA

Tom Schau           C-G Illinois          2000 FA

Gerald Williams      WR Oklahoma          1999 FA

Bold Italics - Made Active Roster NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent

2000 PACKERS DRAFT (April 15-16, 2000)

RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES

1    14 Bubba Franks         TE Miami (FL) 

2    44 Chad Clifton          T Tennessee 

3    74 Steve Warren         DT Nebraska 

4a   98 Na'il Diggs          LB Ohio State    (A) 

4b  108 From Jets for Rick Mirer, traded to San Francisco

4c  114 Anthony Lucas        WR Arkansas 

4d  126 Gary Berry            S Ohio State    (B) 

5a  132 From SF for Craig Newsome, traded back to San Francisco

5b  149 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego St

5b  151 Joey Jamison      WR/KR Texas South.  (C) 

6   185 Traded to Seattle in Ahamn Green/Fred Vinson trade

7a  224 Mark Tauscher         T Wisconsin 

7b  229 Ron Moore            DT NW Okla. St   (D) 

7c  242 Charles Lee          WR C. Florida    (B)

7d  249 Eugene McCaslin      LB Florida       (B)

7e  252 Rondell Mealey       RB LSU           (B)

A-From San Francisco B-Free agency compensatory pick C-From Seattle in Ahman Green/Fred Vinson trade D-From Seattle for Derrick Mayes

FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

PLAYERS SIGNED - P Tom Hutton (Miami), DT Russell Maryland (Oakland), LB Mike Morton (St. Louis), DE John Thierry (Cleveland)

PLAYERS LOST - DE Vaughn Booker (Cincinnati), LB Keith McKenzie (Cleveland)

FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

PLAYERS LOST - None

TRANSISTION PLAYER DESIGNATION - S LeRoy Butler

TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS

FEB 24 - Traded a 2001 7th-round selection (later traded to Atlanta - G Kynan Forney) to DENVER for LB David Bowens

MAR 16 - Traded TE Jeff Thomason to PHILADELPHIA for TE Kaseem Sinceno

APR 15 - Traded CB Fred Vinson and a 2000 6th-round selection (DT Tim Watston) to SEATTLE for RB Ahman Green and 2000 5th-round selection (WR/KR Joey Jamison)

APR 16 - Traded 2000 4th- (SS John Keith) and 5th-round (FB Paul Smith) selections to SAN FRANCISCO for a 2000 4th-round selection (LB Na'il Diggs)

AUG 15 - Traded a 2001 4th-round selection (G Ben Hamilton) to DENVER for LB Nate Wayne

JUL 31 - Traded QB Aaron Brooks and TE Lamont Hall to NEW ORLEANS for LB K.D. Williams and a 2001 3rd-round draft choice (later dealt to 49ers, who sent the pick to Seattle - FB Heath Evans)

AUG 26 - Traded a 2001 5th-round draft choice (TE Toy Stewart) to PHILADELPHIA for CB/KR Allen Rossum

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