Losing Bates hurts, but personally the more I see MM (Mike McCarthy) and the people he's hiring the more impressed I am with him.
I would call the defense fair last year. There was nothing special about them, but it had more to do with talent. The main problem was on offense and they have made moves in hiring to remedy that.
It also seems like a number of asst. coaches on defense MAY get the chance to stay on with the new def coordinator (I'm betting on Gray from Buffalo).
Not expecting Super Bowl or anything, but there will be accountability again in GB and currently that's all I can ask for.
I'm skeptical, but I'm willing to give McCarthy the benefit of the doubt. Still think the Packers should have went with Bates. He's a no-brainer.