While Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was talking at the media on Monday, he went against character and actually said something we found to be fairly interesting.
It came as part of his answer to a question about keeping an even keel after a big win, such as the Packers had on Sunday.
“I think this is my most consistent team in my nine years here. Just the way they prepare. You don’t have a lot of personalities to deal with,” McCarthy said.
Other outlets have made a big deal out of the first part of that comment, but that’s not the part we find interesting. It’s the last part.
By “personalities” McCarthy is obviously referring to guys who are, how to say it. Media-friendly? Not afraid to speak their mind? Happy to let whatever thought runs through their mind flow right out of their mouths like diarrhea?
In other words, guys who don’t toe the company line. Guys who sometimes appear to put their own interests before the team.
Right. That was too obvious, but we were thinking about guys who were contributors on last season’s team who aren’t around this season.
Finley, Johnny Jolly, Ryan Pickett, M.D. Jennings, James Jones and Evan Dietrich-Smith.
Who would you consider a “personality?”
You’d have to look back to the 2012 team to find another “personality.” His name was Greg Jennings and the Packers let him take a walk to purgatory.
No doubt guys like that can cause distractions. And this is probably a good indication that Green Bay won’t be employing anyone with any personality as long as Mike is sheriff.