Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy held his season-ending press conference on Tuesday and as you might expect, he was questioned about defensive coordinator Dom Capers‘ future.
And… how dare you, fans and media types! How dare you question Mike McCarthy about anything!
Mike McCarthy is appalled that he even has to answer such non-sensical questions! Mike McCarthy take his ball! Mike McCarthy go home!
“I think it’s totally premature to make those types [of decisions],” McCarthy said of Capers’ future with the team. “That’s what knee-jerk reactive people do. You don’t make crazy decisions like this, especially a man of Dom Capers’ ability, his experience. I trust him, the level of responsibility he has with our coaching staff. I think it’s ridiculous that I have to answer the question, frankly. I’m appalled by it.
“There is a process that goes on. I would not do my job, I would not fulfill my responsibility, if I didn’t look at the job that Dom Capers has done, what Mike McCarthy has done, what Tom Clements has done, all the way down. I can promise you that’s what is going to happen. I don’t dig the drama stuff. I get the concern. We have great fans. But there are no decisions going to be made today. We’ve never operated that way and never will.”
Yeah! So there! You fuckin’ jerks!
Although McCarthy said he feels confident Capers will be the Packers defensive coordinator earlier in the press conference, his comments obviously left the door open for change.
Capers will be evaluated and so will everyone else. Those evaluations will begin this week and then we’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, McCarthy will have a hoagie, and extra large Diet Coke and a cry, but no more of your silly questions, thank you very much!
Calm down, Monty. MM’s just staying true to form. Going back to your Yin and Yang article, he does an outstanding job of validating your thesis that he needs to bring a firebrand on board to complement his balanced, patient and rational approach.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that MM has his liabilities – he’s waaayyyy to predictable in his play calling and his team has a tendency to reflect his somewhat non-existent emotional nature (even when he’s pissed off, he comes across kind of like Poindexter). But he’s a great Monday to Saturday coach, something the Packers would suffer for if they were to lose him.
So to fix it, just don’t renew Capers contract and then promote Kevin Greene to DC and let him be the fire storm, the young turk you need to complement your style and help this team realize it’s full potential, especially on defense.
To use Kevin Greene’s own words – “It is time”.
Frankly, I’m appalled that I even have to post a comment on this article.
Good one – VOR.
Heavy stuff coming from a guy who’s still smarting from Saturday’s Spank-a-thon.
Give him a few days to get it together…….
I’m the Yin to McCarthy’s Yang.
To be fair, why is Capers the only one with a target on him? MM does sound whiny but he is correct that everyone in the organization needs be scrutinized.
It’s hard to argue that the team fielded in the season ending loss lacked the depth and overall skill that was needed – the product put on field falls directly on the GM.
Let’s breakdown TT’s draft record since the bloodline comes exclusively from there, specifically rounds 1 – 3. Since 2005, there have been 27 players drafted in the higher rounds. The following status of 2012 season:
13 players saw significant playing time in a Packer uniform (Worthy, Hayward, Neal, Brunett, Raji, Matthews, Lang, Nelson, Finley, James Jones, Hawk, Rodgers, Greg Jennings)
4 players saw limited action or on IR (Perry, Sherrod, Green, Bulaga)
3 players are under contract with different teams ( Brandon Jackson, Daryn Colledge, Jason Spitz)
7 players are out of the NFL (Pat Lee, Brian Brohm, Justin Harrell, Aaron Rouse, Abdul Hodge, *Nick Collins, *Terrance Murphy)
* due to career ending injuries
TT is “hitting” above 50% is the higher rounds which is somewhere between very good to excellent.
48 players were drafted In the lower rounds 4 – 7.
27 of those players are still in the NFL (2 on practice squad)
The hit rate in the lower rounds is hovering around 50% which is excellent compared to other franchises.
There is no problem with how TT drafts. He does even better at finding value from undrafted rookie free agents (Don Barclay, M.D. Jennings, Sam Shields, Masthay, Tramon Williams, Tom Crabtree, Tim Masthay and EDS).
Ok, we’re talking about 8 guys here that were integral parts of 2012 Green Bay Packers. That sounds absurdly high to me and it SHOULD NOT require that many guys off the street. So if we aren’t suffering from bad drafting then why can’t TT put a consistently elite unit on the field?
FREE AGENCY! *gasp, no shit*
3 fucking guys signed since 2008!! Fucking 3! One of them doesn’t even start!
Also, TT tends to resign at least 1 shithead every off season that does not live up to his contract. He needs to stop doing that.
I forgot the premise of my original post. The 2nd loss to the 9ers was a failure on the organization from top to bottom. The players needed on the field weren’t there, the coaches didn’t employ a winning game plan (nor made the correct adjustments), and the core guys on defense did not show up.
We have to people we need to pay very soon: Raji, Bloodline, and number 12. That works against free agency signings, which usually do not work anyway.
Ok, I don’t believe that Raji deserves big money. Just like how “core” players Tramon Williams, A.J. Hawk, the fucking kicker, and Jermichael “oh shit, dropped another one” Finley didn’t deserve big money.
If Raji stays then his contract needs to be a reflection of his performance over the last 2 season.
Raji is debatable. Tramon Willims is not (in my opinion). I agree that Hawk and Finley should be cut. We still have to play 52 and 12. And free agency should be looked at with som skepticism.
I don’t know what school you went to but 50% of anything is a failing grade. Now, I will be fair and state that the draft is a bit of a crap shoot but Ted’s even moved up in the draft (especially last season) and he only hit on one player in the process (C. Hayward). Yeah, I know, the players need time to develop but now that’s not going to be an excuse–they all have a year of experience under their belt. We shall see…I’m guessing we have a bunch of nice special teamers and not a lot of starting quality.
I’d just like Ted to draft guys who were more consistent at winning one on ones in college- not players who flashed ability and then disappeared for long lengths of time during games (see Nick Perry). Draft a few guys like that, even if they only play limited snaps, at least you get a quality snaps when their rotating on the D Line for example. I agree, we need to move on from higher salary players who are not necessary and find some more playmakers via FA. If we do, we are right back in the Championship mix.
I am appalled by the appearance of this fat pile.
““I think it’s totally premature to make those types [of decisions],” McCarthy said of Capers’ future with the team. “That’s what knee-jerk reactive people do.”
I’ve been saying this for a while now. I certainly believe you have to look at Capers body of work. But you also have to consider if his style of defense is going to work in the future. 3 of the last 4 years it hasn’t been that great.
But, come’ on. Just because McCarthy didn’t fire Capers, himself, and everyone else on the Packers coaching staff doesn’t mean that things are not going to change.
All the same bullshit from TT down…..A) DONT question us……..B) We dont have to be accountable.