So Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is thinking about giving up play calling.
Is that the best decision for the Green Bay Packers? And if it is, why is it being considered now?
Reactionary? We’ll delve into that a bit more later on.
For now, hot takes! Hot takes from First Take!
In my opinion a very good move for many reasons. After hearing Bayliss say it is a bad move, I change my mind. It is an excellent move if it actually happens, and that appears to be the case as more leaks out.
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith are fucking idiots. Rodgers was calling half the plays himself by the end of this year anyway; they’re making too big a deal out of this.
Strongly in favor. Hell yeah Edgar Bennett! I’d like to see more former players in coaching positions, especially D. Driver.
Edgar has done well his whole career. Should be in Packs HOF if he isn’t already. Go Pack Go~!!!
Not a big fan. I hate skip bayless with every fibre of my being as wolfie would say, but I must say, this MIGHT be the first time I have agreed with him. This offense has been top five in points scored for what, the past 6 seasons? There is a reason for that. Don’t tinker with that. I think simply having an assistant head coach to help with in game management would be sufficient. Dont change something that doesn’t need fixing.
Ok so I am wrong, I did some research and they have not ranked in the top five every year, but I am outlining their rankings in PPG as well and 3rd down %, which I think is very indicative of play calling.
(PPG/3rd%) NFL ranking
Ranking in the top ten in both stats for the past 8 years is pretty impressive to me in terms of playcalling. Just me.
I don’t think anything McCarthy does in terms of adjusting staffing responsibilities, practice schedules, etc., is reactionary. We’ll just have to wait and see whether giving up play-calling is the best decision or not (and let’s keep in mind that no final decisions have been made about play-calling, yet). Since McCarthy’s reputation and the success of the offense rides on this decision, I doubt the decision is being made rashly.
oh but look at the stats for scoring inside the red zone – such as touchdowns to field goals not that IMPRESSIVE. but I do think this will allow him to do more oversight on all phases of the game.
GO PACK GO
Packers may be a top 10 offense every year, but I have 2 words for you Aaron Rodgers.
As for Skip Bayless, MONTY DONT EVER link another Skip Bayless video. You will destroy this website.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t play in 2007. Also, Aaron Rodgers didn’t play 7 games of 2013. Still top 10 offense both years.
Gotta agree –
Please dont contaminate this fine website w the likes of Bayless – he is a pariah….
Bad enough to read the crap posted by ‘queens and Shehawks nut job fanatics….
What anyone nationally will miss is that 75% or more of our passing offense is an option offense. It isn’t about a play call. It is about a route concept, which changes depending on how the defense lines up. The receivers adjust their routes accordingly and Rodgers decides where to go with the ball based on the adjustments.
Even in our running game, Rodgers typically has a pass option on most plays, depending again how the defense lines up.
So, essentially, all the play caller does is call formations, call running plays, screens, and trick plays. The rest of our offense is essentially in the hands of Rodgers.
Bayless’ fixation on Rodgers is comical. I imagine it hurt seeing Rodgers collect the MVP instead of Romo.