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McCarthy: The Formula Isn’t Going to Change

Mike McCarthy

And why would it?! It’s been so successful this season!

Mike McCarthy’s post-game message was similar to what it’s been all season, after the Green Bay Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings.

We’ve got to execute.

You’ve heard it after losses and you’ve heard it after wins in which the offense has been subpar.


Essentially, McCarthy is refusing to alter his scheme and he’s laying the responsibility for the Packers’ offensive shortcomings at the feet of the players, who aren’t executing.

“As coaches we have a responsibility to give our players a good scheme, the proper adjustments they need to cut it loose at the line of scrimmage. With that, they need to make good decisions and execute. The formula isn’t going to change. Our methods aren’t going to change.

“We believe in our football team and as a coaching staff, we’ve got to make sure we’re ready to go.”

This is so frustrating because it’s square peg and round hole stuff.

The Packers don’t have the personnel to execute McCarthy’s preferred scheme, which depends on receivers to beat one-on-one coverage. They haven’t had that since Jordy Nelson went down, as evidenced by their lack of a deep passing attack this season.

And yet, the formula isn’t going to change.

So what needs to happen? Well, the players just need to execute.

Except the players on this team cannot execute this scheme. They’re just not capable.

That doesn’t mean they’re all bad players — some of them are. It just means they’re the wrong players for this scheme or they’re being asked to do the wrong things.

So what’s the result?

A lot of failure and a lot of very subtle finger pointing.

We’re going in circles here guys. Do you know where that circle leads?

Down that hole in the bottom of your toilet.

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. Jschizl January 4, 2016

    Can we say 2002 all over again. This is Mike Sherman-esc

  2. Adam January 4, 2016

    I’m more excited in the offseason and draft, than I am next Sunday.

  3. rebelgb January 4, 2016

    Mccarthy is an ego maniac. Look all coaches have large ego’s, I get it. But MM’s is staggering.

    Just his face makes me want to punch a baby.

    1. icebowl January 4, 2016

      That’s a bingo reb …..

      Talk about ego – I recall McFatty promising in the presser after the Debacle in the Desert two weeks ago that GB would beat Minnesota …

      Based on what ? Minnie-Soda not showing up for the game ? – Kinda like #12 and his gang of offensive under-achievers ….. ?

      1. Cheese January 5, 2016

        Now he’s blabbing about how they’re gonna beat Washington.. Sigh….

    2. Arcturus January 4, 2016

      Backpfeifengesicht – perfect description for MMs face.

  4. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey January 4, 2016

    He should be fired for subjecting Packer Nation to the same fucking tired cliches and platitudes every week for 10 weeks now alone. Tell us more about “pad level,” dipshit.

    1. MMK January 4, 2016

      Pretty much everything I would have said.

    2. icebowl January 4, 2016

      I couldn’t have said it better myself !

  5. Greg January 4, 2016

    Agreed. Can’t really execute speed or quickness. Neither of which the Packers have in abundance. It looked like the Vikings DBs were covering our receivers while at 3/4 speed. JJ was getting open some while being covered by a 13-year pro but that was about it. Richard Rodgers can catch the ball but can’t seem to RAC more than a few yards. Would love to see Abby run some crossing routes and use Janis’ speed (the only “fast” guy) to run some deep routes just to keep opponents honest.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 4, 2016

      That will not happen with Janis, he is in the doghouse for some reason. Either he pissed off Rodgers, or Buffoon . . . or both. Fucking shame! Have him run a go, fly, streak, or whatever the dipshit Buffoon calls it. All Rodgers has to do is throw a straight ball. It cannot be that tough for a QB1 of his “stature” . . . and Abby should be getting more “attention” as well! What is this love affair with D. Adams?

      1. Ted Hawthorne January 4, 2016

        Right again, MMTTDCSUCK. To have a speedster like
        Janis sit on the bench is outright malpractice by
        MM. Send Janis deep and curl Cobb underneath
        him, meanwhile use the shifty Abby on a out-pattern.
        There’s your separation.

        1. MMTTDCSUCK January 4, 2016

          Yep! I just do not understand why they have not done this other than the reasons I stated earlier. Just shameful!

  6. Adam January 4, 2016

    I’ll never purposely wish for the Packers to lose (and I’m still not), but it’s painfully obvious this team is not even in realm of being a Super Bowl threat. If we we’re to lose on Sunday and get picks in the low 20’s, I wouldn’t be particularly upset.

  7. Cyberstag January 4, 2016

    This is typical for MM. He can’t make adjustments in a game or if the season is turning to shit. I don’t think he is capable of adjustments. He is stubborn to the point of stupid! I remember Forrest Gregg saying the same shit that MM is spouting now.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 4, 2016

      Typical “sportie” coaching . . .

  8. Achilles January 4, 2016

    You guys are right.
    We should fire Marty Schottenheimer after a 14-2 season because he didn’t do better than that. We should fire Tom Coughlin (when he was in Jacksonville) because he took them to two AFC Championship games in 4 years, but that was not good enough.
    Do you guys want to be those two teams now, year after year?

    1. Howard January 4, 2016

      McCarthy is Marty Schottenheimer, and there is no changing that, under any circumstances.

      1. icebowl January 4, 2016

        You’re on to something there Howard …..
        Have you ever seen McFatty and Marty S. together ??

    2. Jimbo January 4, 2016

      I agree how many winning seasons do the Packers have? Sounds to me like a spoiled fan base. Yes the Packers are struggling. James Jones is slow, Adams isn’t a proven starter and Cobb appears to be a solid number 2 at best.

  9. Jschizl January 4, 2016

    Let’s hope MM doesn’t go out like couglin

  10. Jimbo January 4, 2016

    Teams are plugging the middle and taking away Cobb. That leaves Jones and Adams one on one against press coverage with a single high saftey. They have to be able to win against one on one press coverage in that situation. Not sure how you can scheme around it?

    1. stickman January 4, 2016

      That sounds about right to me. We need some speed on the outside desperately.

    2. icebowl January 4, 2016

      J. – Thanks for recapping the commentary by the game announcers….

  11. MMK January 4, 2016

    I don’t know why they bother with these press conferences. He’s like a soundboard at this point with less than five buttons. Pad level, execution, make plays, blah blah. Stop kicking at the ocean as it advances on your sand castle and come up with some new shit, Mike! What is there to lose?

  12. Deepsky January 4, 2016

    The odd thing is that when stuff DOES work, the occasional screen or route across the middle, the receiver screens, they go right back to stuff teams know is coming.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK January 4, 2016


  13. Jerry January 4, 2016

    This team is going no where at warp speed, we’ve been hearing the same rhetoric for 6 weeks now, a coach that says they need to “just exicute ” but can’t coach it in the players in the field of action , but dont you worry ,our mvp quarterback was quoted as saying ” we’ll show up when its for all the marbles “so apparently these past few games and the north division championship weren’t worth winning. This team issues most likely go well beyond the players that step on the field each Sunday,and I can promise you that the return of Jordy Nelson alone will not be the fix for the ailing Packers, this has the feel of a tailspin that will difficult to recover from…welcome to the 80,s packers fans.

  14. Big B January 4, 2016

    What a dope.
    Watch the replay of RichRod chugging downfield on the final Hail Mary; BJ Raji could have gotten there faster. The lack of speed among WRs and TEs is astounding- that’s on TT.

    1. icebowl January 4, 2016

      That’s about as fast as DickRodg can go dude !

  15. Terry January 4, 2016

    It would be nice if the players who are showing up to just get their pay checks and the coaching staff who fell asleep at the end of last season and still are asleep would get on the same bus and get out of town.

  16. NIC January 4, 2016

    No matter how the playoffs play out MM TT and Dc need to go plain and simple

  17. MMTTDCSUCK January 4, 2016

    Every week this Buffoon quantifies my frustration that I have had for him as a coach. Unbending, OCD, obtuse, unable to adjust, arrogant, over rated and out of touch. He continues to NOT attempt to play alternate WR’s, and is very unfair with his arbitrary “benching’s” while some (Adams) continue to “shit the bed” week in and week out with no repercussions! Tell me that this sits well with the other players attitudes! I did not like him before 2010, and it certainly has not changed since . . . You couple this with TT’s strict approach regarding free agency, and voilà!

  18. Arcturus January 4, 2016

    Just watch Cobb jog through his routes. He got paid, shit he’s done now.

  19. Bird January 4, 2016

    what pisses me off the most is the fact that jordy Nelson got hurt in preseason and these two fucktards TT and MM couldn’t find another deep threat receiver outside of the Packers organization because they never looked. Draft and develop

  20. McCarthy calls offense but run in short distance is only 2 fo0ld trap right and trap left ;same play 3 years

  21. Get Mc Carthy off the team and get new life

  22. Kato January 4, 2016

    Bird, just out of curiosity, who would you propose they had gotten? At that point, street free agent talent pool size is pretty small. Second week of the preseason, rosters are are like 90 players. So probably around 10 receivers per team, upwards of 320 on nfl rosters at that point. Do you really think there was someone better than anyone on their roster that wasn’t already on an nfl squad at that point? You have to figure if there was anyone that had speed that became available at cuts, they most likely we’re young, 1st or 2nd year guys. Which case they were going to have to spend a while picking up the packers playbook. Or, if they were a veteran with 3 or more years of experience, there is likely a reason they were cut from their team

  23. Cecilwade January 5, 2016

    Long time fan,drafting needs rather than the best players .has (slowly)(caught)up with Packers.

  24. Salazar January 5, 2016

    To all those saying we can McCarthy (not that I necessarily disagree): who do you propose we replace him with?

    1. Fritz fm WI January 5, 2016

      McCoughlin? he outcoached MM in the 2011 playoff game, no?

  25. Fart_Tosser January 6, 2016

    Sigh. I don’t think anyone knows all the things that ails this team. Coaching, o line, and receiver are among them for sure. Some of the things I’ve seen 12 do this year though, makes me question his dedication and thought process.

  26. Doh January 6, 2016

    Whiners. What do you expect McCarthy to do, spill his entire strategy in a press conference? Sure is nice making the playoffs every year — Super Bowls are hard to come by. Re-fucking-lax all of you and get a life.