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The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was their 82nd season overall and their 80th in the National Football League. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team.[1] Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history.[2] The Packers finished 9–7, failing to qualify for the playoffs.[3] The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.[4]

2000 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Sherman
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersFS Darren Sharper

OffseasonEdit

Additions Subtractions
DT Russell Maryland (Raiders) LB Anthony Davis (Ravens)
CB Allen Rossum (Eagles) TE Jeff Thomason (Eagles)
DE John Thierry (Browns) DE Vaughn Booker (Bengals)
TE Ryan Wetnight (Bears) LB George Koonce (Seahawks)

2000 NFL draftEdit

With their first pick (14th overall) in the 2000 NFL draft, the Packers selected future all-pro tight end Bubba Franks.[5] Later in the draft, they selected future long-time starting tackles Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, as well as pro bowl defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

2000 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 14 Bubba Franks TE Miami
2 44 Chad Clifton T Tennessee
3 74 Steve Warren NT Nebraska
4 98 Na'il Diggs OLB Ohio State
4 114 Anthony Lucas WR Arkansas
4 126 Gary Berry FS Ohio State
5 149 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego State
5 151 Joey Jamison WR Texas Southern
7 224 Mark Tauscher T Wisconsin
7 229 Ron Moore DT N.W. Oklahoma
7 242 Charles Lee WR Central Florida
7 249 Eugene McCaslin LB Florida
7 252 Rondell Mealey RB Louisiana State

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Notable transactionsEdit

Undrafted Free AgentsEdit

2000 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Adam Newman Tight end Boston College
Travis Williams Wide receiver Navy

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2000 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Vice President of Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Player Finance/Football Operations – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of College Scouting – John Dorsey
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Vince Workman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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RosterEdit

2000 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured Reserve

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Preseason resultsEdit

Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
August 4, 2000 New York Jets W 37–24 Lambeau Field 1–0
59,585
August 13, 2000 at Denver Broncos L 20–26 Mile High Stadium 1–1
75,367
August 21, 2000 at Miami Dolphins L 14–17 Pro Player Stadium 1–2
60,287
August 26, 2000 Cleveland Browns W 34–33 Lambeau Field 2–2
59,687

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Packers finished with a 9–7 record in 3rd place in the NFC Central division, ahead of the Detroit Lions due to a divisional tiebreaker.[3]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 New York Jets L 16–20 Lambeau Field 0–1
59,870
2 September 10, 2000 at Buffalo Bills L 18–27 Ralph Wilson Stadium 0–2
72,722
3 September 17, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles W 6–3 Lambeau Field 1–2
59,869
4 September 24, 2000 at Arizona Cardinals W 29–3 Sun Devil Stadium 2–2
69,568
5 October 1, 2000 Chicago Bears L 24–27 Lambeau Field 2–3
59,869
6 October 8, 2000 at Detroit Lions L 24–31 Pontiac Silverdome 2–4
77,549
7 October 15, 2000 San Francisco 49ers W 31–28 Lambeau Field 3–4
59,870
8 Bye
9 October 29, 2000 at Miami Dolphins L 20–28 Pro Player Stadium 3–5
73,740
10 November 6, 2000 Minnesota Vikings W 26–20 (OT) Lambeau Field 4–5
59,854
11 November 12, 2000 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 15–20 Raymond James Stadium 4–6
65,621
12 November 19, 2000 Indianapolis Colts W 26–24 Lambeau Field 5–6
59,869
13 November 27, 2000 at Carolina Panthers L 14–31 Ericsson Stadium 5–7
73,295
14 December 3, 2000 at Chicago Bears W 28–6 Soldier Field 6–7
66,944
15 December 10, 2000 Detroit Lions W 26–13 Lambeau Field 7–7
59,854
16 December 17, 2000 at Minnesota Vikings W 33–28 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 8–7
64,183
17 December 24, 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14 (OT) Lambeau Field 9–7
59,692

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

Week 10: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
1 234OTTotal
Vikings 3 10700 20
Packers 0 101006 26

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 397 371 L3
(5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 388 269 L1
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 353 323 W4
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 307 307 L1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 216 355 W1

Best performancesEdit

  • Brett Favre, Week 5, 333 Passing Yards vs. Chicago
  • Brett Favre, Week 12, 301 Passing Yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 7, 116 receiving yards vs. San Francisco
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 10, 118 receiving yards vs. Minnesota
  • Ahman Green, Week 12, 153 rushing yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Ahman Green, Week 15, 118 rushing yards vs. Detroit
  • Ahman Green, Week 16, 161 rushing yards vs. Minnesota
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 12, 155 receiving yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 14, 119 receiving yards vs. Chicago

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Na'il Diggs, PFW/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team[8]
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Attempts (580)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 3
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 16[9]
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Made (33)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Attempted (38)
  • Allen Rossum, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 12[9]
  • Darren Sharper, NFL Leader, Interceptions (9)
  • Darren Sharper, All-NFL Team (selected by Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly)
  • Darren Sharper, Associated Press All-Pro Selection
  • Darren Sharper, Pro Football Writers of America All-Pro Selection

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mike Sherman player card". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p.121
  3. ^ a b "2000 NFL standings". NFL. Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 215
  5. ^ "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL. Archived from the original on January 29, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 156
  7. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 203
  9. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 202