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McCarthy Says He’ll Be Calling Plays

Mike McCarthy

The Green Bay Packers offense never really clicked under Tom Clements and head coach Mike McCarthy says he won’t be handing off play-calling duties again.

“I’ll tell you I will be calling the plays from here on in. How we structure our staff that’s really what lies ahead,” McCarthy said.

The real question now is what happens to Clements, who was promoted to assistant head coach last offseason.

Without play-calling duties, Clements’ role on the coaching staff seems redundant.

McCarthy said he expects Clements to remain on staff, though.

“Without going into total details … it wasn’t about Tom or Tom calling plays. Tom is a valued assistant coach and has been my whole time here. I fully anticipate him being back. We have a staff structure that’s under total evaluation.”

We shall see what that means.

We do know this, however. The Packers sure as hell could use a dedicated receivers coach.

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19 Comments

  1. icebowl January 19, 2016

    Bigger issues ……

    According to the Journal Sentinel the Packers have 18 free agents this off-season, including 14 unrestricted. Free agency opens March 9.

    UNRESTRICTED

    Don Barclay, T
    Mason Crosby, K
    Brett Goode, LS
    Letroy Guion, DT
    Casey Hayward, CB
    James Jones, WR
    John Kuhn, FB
    Mike Neal, OLB
    Nick Perry, OLB
    Andrew Quarless, TE
    B.J. Raji, NT
    Sean Richardson, S
    James Starks, RB
    Scott Tolzien, QB

    RESTRICTED
    Lane Taylor, G
    Andy Mulumba, OLB

    Gonna be a different team in September ….

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 19, 2016

      Say goodbye to at least half of them . . .

  2. Jschizl January 19, 2016

    I think they can keep all of them worth a fuck. And still keep extra cap room for no reason

  3. Jschizl January 19, 2016

    If they resign Barclay then I vote to fire people

  4. pastordad January 19, 2016

    Barclay must go… Wasted rooster spot. Can’t block worth a crap!

  5. Big B January 19, 2016

    Just a bunch of guys- I’d keep Crosby and let the rest go; maybe sign Raji/Guion if the price were right. Perry and Neal will get big deals elsewhere, which is fine. Use some of the cap savings to sign upgrades/impact free agents at a couple of positions. Draft and develop alone aren’t getting it done.

    Rodgers is 0-7-1 lifetime in overtime games- coin flip odds would suggest he should have won at least 3…… why not?

    1. Deepsky January 19, 2016

      You can’t blame Rodgers for that OT record. Rodgers actually only saw the ball in overtime in 3 of those 8 games. Flynn faced the Vikings on the game that ended in a tie, not Rodgers. Two of those three losses were in 2010, the Packers won the Super Bowl that year, so I could care less if Rodgers won the game or not. That leaves one single game Rodgers lost in overtime that had meaning, the 2009 Arizona tie, where Rodgers was sacked and fumbled while he was face masked.

  6. Deepsky January 19, 2016

    Perry will sign an outrageous contract with a 4-3 team. Raji and Guion might get signed by other teams willing to pay more than the Packers. The rest the Packers can have on the cheap.

  7. Kato January 19, 2016

    McCarthy made a mistake giving up play calling in the first place. The free agent thing is very important. Maybe that is why they had left over cap space this year…..

  8. Feck January 19, 2016

    Barclay is totally acceptable as a guard. Do not even list him as a tackle. Can we burn a roster spot on a back up O lineman who can only play inside? Probably not.

  9. MMTTDCSUCK January 19, 2016

    Well, Buffoon will be calling plays again. So nearly every first down expect Lacy (or his replacement) to run left for one yard or less . . . Second down quick pass to R. Rodgers for 4 yards (zero YAC), then 3rd and 6 or 7yards to go . . . I love familiarity . . .

    1. Deepsky January 19, 2016

      After 3 failed drives, add Cobb in the backfield.

      1. MMTTDCSUCK January 19, 2016

        Yep . . .

  10. Brad January 19, 2016

    So does that mean he will be calling a run play on every first down next season too?

  11. NIC January 19, 2016

    He should be calling bingo numbers.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 19, 2016

      Very few will win, he will keep calling the same numbers over and over and over . . .

  12. Phatgzus January 19, 2016

    Crosby, Starks, Perry, Raji, Scoots, Hayward, Barclay, and perhaps Jones, and not a single one over $4.5M/yr.

  13. Nic January 20, 2016

    You could sign the pope to this team and they are still not going to win a super bowl with MM calling the plays

    1. Phatgzus January 20, 2016

      Because 80-year-old men generally excel at high-impact sports.