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Here’s Mike McCarthy’s Latest Rant About Tackling

Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy have an argument

If you remember last season, then you were probably wondering where this was. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy talking about bad tackling, how the problem will be corrected and, our personal favorite, pad level.

Gotta correct that pad level!

Yup. Pad level is the problem.

That was an all-too-familiar refrain last season because, well, the Packers defense couldn’t tackle anyone. But all that is in the past! The Packers defense will be vastly improved this year!

Except for not really.

The Packers missed plenty of tackles while getting demolished by the Seattle Seahawks in the season opener. That piece of shit Brad Jones missed three all by himself.

So, certainly Buffoon would have to address this and here’s what he had to say this time.

“We had way too many missed tackles,” McCarthy said. “It’s a fundamental we practice every day and it did not carry over to the field.”

Oh? Is that right?

“The biggest thing that jumps out at you on film is we didn’t run through the tackle,” McCarthy said. “Our footwork was poor. You start leaving your feet to tackle people, it leaves you in a compromising position.”

Ah, I see. Well then…

Frankly, we’re tired of these stupid fucking exchanges.

Hey Mike, you didn’t tackle well again. What gives?

Well, gee whiz, I just don’t understand it. We practice it all week. I just don’t know why it doesn’t translate over to the games. This will be the week we fix it though. I’m sure of that!

Sure it will…

We’ve got a revolutionary solution for you.

Stop sending the same assholes out there onto the field and hoping for different results.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Yeah, we know. The Packers defense looks much different than it did last year, but primarily only at two positions — defensive line and safety.

I think we can all agree that one of last year’s starters at safety, M.D. Jennings, was part of the tackling problem then. The Packers have revamped that position and I think we can also all agree that it is in much better shape.

Well, guess which position isn’t. The one where your primary tacklers are supposed to play — inside linebacker.

Manned by the same two clowns as last season, Jones and A.J. Hawk. And hey, guess what. Still can’t tackle anyone!

How about a change in personnel and, I don’t know, see what happens? I mean, could it get any worse? Can’t imagine how.

Oh, wait. I forgot. This is the Green Bay Packers we’re talking about. Clearly, personnel is not the problem here. It’s pad level. Just gotta get that pad level right and surely, this will finally be the week where that happens.

Right, Buffoon?

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Howard September 7, 2014

    Hawk has made his money and is aged, and not like a fine wine. Brad jones and Burnett have made their money (undeserved). Why should they put their future health at risk by sticking their noses into a dangerous tackle. They could get hurt and risk the enjoyment of their new found gains.

    Put the young and hungry players in. Look how well it worked with Bishop (after waiting 2 years to long). It is a young mans game for more than just youth and speed. Once you get the big payday you have a different perspective on life. I believe that is one of the hardest decisions for a GM. Who will become complacent after the payday.

    1. Deepsky September 8, 2014

      Bishop made plays in preseason. Not sure Lattimore or Barrington have done anything.

      1. Howard September 8, 2014

        Agree Lattimore and Barrington have not flashed like Bishop. Are you saying Jones is our best option at ILB? So we should not give either a opportunity? Well I guess we will just have to live with Jones poor play then. I personally do not believe Jones would make most NFL teams roster as an ILB and definitely would not be a starter.

  2. Tedtomato September 7, 2014

    How about finally replacing this shitty defensive coaching staff? When are they finally gonna be held accountable for all the miscommunications and blown assignments? Dum shouldve been dumped as soon as this shit fest was over!!!!!

  3. Ivomitonvikingfans September 7, 2014

    They better activate Pennel, Barrington, and Lattimore this week and give them all some real playing time. If they keep rolling with Guion, Hawk and Jones then they are truly clueless. I don’t see them even winning the division with those pussies. It would be a good idea to start phasing out Morgan Burnett as well. Turn these rookies into vets sooner than later.

    1. Kato September 7, 2014

      Yeah, great. Lets have a knee jerk reaction and just bench people after week 1! Guion isn’t in football shape. While I do not think he will be the second coming of Haloti Ngata, I still think he can be affective once he gets into football shape. Kind of hard to not play the entire preseason and not practice in a brand new scheme and then be expected to go out week 1 and do great. Besides the guy wasn’t even supposed to start. Give the guy a break. I highly doubt Pennel will go out and be effective right away. Although it would be nice to start giving him some snaps here and there. If Lattimore has picked up more on the mental side of the game, he would be out there. Not just because coaches want to stick to veterans. It is week one people, as much as I wanted to freak out and call for everone’s heads, lets take a step back. Still 15 more games to go. Saints lost, bears lost. A couple of teams that were expected to be toward the top of the NFC this year.

      1. Packer Bob September 7, 2014

        Rational thinking will not be tolerated here. You’re banned!

  4. Ray Nitschke September 7, 2014

    Hey Mike, here’s a news flash for you. Your defense is HORSE SHIT!

  5. Ray Nitschke September 7, 2014

    Hey Mike, why does your team suck? Your thoughts? “Duhhhhhh”

  6. Jtmax September 7, 2014

    Hawk plays prevent defense. He backs off and tries to play contain rather than attack. Je gets a lot of tackles but after sizable gains

  7. Jtmax September 7, 2014

    MM calls prevent offense.

  8. Chad Lundberg September 7, 2014


  9. Zwoeger September 7, 2014

    Unfortunataly the zomby albino got his contract extension so that autistic buffoon wil probably get his and I have to see the results for the rest of my life.
    Go Packs go. And those two too. Away that is.

  10. Jtmax September 7, 2014

    They drafted bradford. Lets put him in to ilb. Cant be worse than hawk

  11. billybong September 7, 2014

    don’t friggin worry you idiots, “we’ll get that cleaned up” hahahaha….

  12. iltarion September 7, 2014

    No one is born to tackle. You learn how to.
    If you can’t tackle one year, that means absolutely nothing about tackling the next year.
    The Packers had two new guys out there in Guion and Dix, and they were missing tackles with the rest of them.
    Whatever methods the defensive staff is using to teach these guys, obviously it isn’t effin working.

  13. Cheese September 7, 2014

    Anybody who tries to tackle by launching their shoulder into the ball carrier hoping to knock them over with out wrapping their arms around them should be fucking cut. It’s like twirling your drum sticks around when you can’t even keep a beat.

    1. Phillthy September 9, 2014

      Good shit buddy

  14. Vijay September 7, 2014

    Probably should have unleashed their defensive BEAST mode during the preseason a bit to gain some momentum early in the season. Unless of course, that was all just talk.

    I’d be cool with benching a starter or two if this shit continues but I doubt it will…they’re playing at home against the Jets…so, they’ll bounce back and play great for a week and every coach will be like “see we told you our ILBs are good”! And the beat will go on with the same troops until we get predictably bounced early in the playoffs (assuming we make it that far).

  15. Butthead September 8, 2014

    Hey Mike, your team sucks, what say you? Uhhhhhh…..huh huh huh….Shut up Beavis.

  16. Butthead September 8, 2014

    Low pad levels are COOL.

  17. James Bennett September 8, 2014

    It’s a mystery to me how NFL players can be so dysfunctional at tackling. It’s the fundamentals they learned in high school (or should have). Then they go through terrific college careers where (presumably) they maintain and even improve on those fundamentals. Like I said, it just mystifies me. I learned in high school you just go straight through the guy and wrap up.

  18. jtmax September 8, 2014

    As bad as we the missed tackles were, they were not the reason we got blown out. It was not being at the right position on the field. Mental execution is a real problem. Some of these receivers were wide open and Lynch had giant holes to run through up the middle. Hawk and Jones abandon the A and B gap all day while the DB’s all abandon coverage when Wilson fake the run. Poor coaching on preparation and in-game adjustment killed us. Let’s trade MM for Harbaugh. Looks like niners are not happy with Harbaugh. Maybe they’d prefer a mediocre coach.

  19. Deepsky September 8, 2014

    What disturbs me about the Packers is that they planned all off season for this game, modifying the defense and they still ‘played scared’. That tells me the team has no confidence in its coaches. If the players thought the coaches had developed a great game plan, they would have come out inspired and ready to play just like they did early on in Capers career. That’s not a good sign. If the team has lost confidence in the coaches, it might be time to move on.

  20. TyKo Steamboat September 8, 2014

    Clinton-Dix tackles like a pussy

    1. rebelgb September 9, 2014

      Your a fucking idiot. HaHa is a rookie at one of the fastest on field positions in the league. He will figure out the speed of the game and be fine.

      What HA HA did do was be aggressive and round the fucking ball. Man the guy looks like the real deal and I cant wait to see him play more!