From the mid 1930s through 1945, Lambeau, Hutson and the Green Bay Packers threw their way to three league championships. Hutson’s generational talent combined with Curly Lambeau’s forward thinking led to a league wide offensive reformation in the passing game. As explained in a September 1969 Article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “…His principle legacy to the game, which became the national pastime during his lifespan, was his early and ardent development of the forward pass, a highly appropriate expression of his flamboyant personality.”1 Many teams followed this type of playstyle after witnessing the dominance that Lambeau portrayed with his heavy pass game. The combination of Lambeau’s play style and Don Hutson’s athletic ability led the Packers franchise to be excellent in the pass-game before other NFL teams did, significantly impacting the way football was played.

Coach Lambeau points downfield

  1. Lee Remmel. “Lambeau was a Confident Fiery Leader” Green Bay Press Gazette. 1969.