Murphy: No Changes Before End of the Season
You can count Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy among those disappointed in the team’s craptacular 4-4 start to the season, but don’t expect any changes to happen during the season.
That is, despite how much everyone outside of 1265 Lombardi Ave. seems to hate Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, they will be evaluated after the season is over, not during it.
Murphy told as much to the Press Gazette’s Rob Demovsky on Monday.
“You really need to wait until the whole season is completed. I’ve seen it both ways. Teams get off to great starts and collapse, or struggle early and play well at the end. But obviously I’m disappointed in where we are now, especially the loss to Tampa, very disappointing to everybody, but we’ll see how we respond.”
Murphy offered a vote of confidence for Thompson, but didn’t have much to say about McCarthy.
“I still have confidence in Ted. Obviously for me, I work through Ted, and he and I are always in touch with each other, and I have a lot of confidence in Ted.”
“You’ll have to talk to Ted, but my sense is that he does have confidence (in McCarthy) but (is) disappointed in where we are right now. We’re all hoping that we can make the changes that are needed to get us to where we want to be at the end of the season.”
So there you have it. The Packers suck right now, but no major changes in the organization are going to be made until after the season.
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