Boy, was Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy ticked off today.
The Packers offense has been a weak link for about a year, if not longer, now. If it weren’t for the atrocious play of the special teams lately, we’d say it’s the weakest unit on the team. And who runs that offense?
That’s right. Fat Mike himself.
But don’t you dare question Fat Mike about the shortcomings of his stale, predictable offense. Don’t you ever do that!
During his Wednesday press conference, McCarthy was asked about this very thing. His response?
“I don’t know why the hell I have to come in here and answer questions about what you think went wrong on offense.”
Well, because that’s part of your job? Not only as the head coach are you required to address the media’s questions, but of course if you run a failing unit, you’re going to get asked what’s wrong with it?
You stupid SOB…
Look, I don’t think anyone around here is a big fan of Fat Mike. But I think what we’re all even less a fan of is people who are unaccountable. And that’s what the Green Bay Packers organization has become from the top down.
It starts with president Mark Murphy (or Ginger Gap Tooth, if you prefer), flows to GM Ted Thompson and then goes down to Fat Mike. This is a community-owned team, the last time I checked, but these guys do what they want without ever having to answer for any of their actions to the actual people who enable them to have such cushy jobs. It’s not that we have any say in removing them, which is very unfortunate, but they should at least be expected to answer for their shortcomings and screw ups.
But no. This is the culture that has been built.
One where the big three buffoons are beyond reproach.
Right On BROTHER!!! Felt that way for years with current ASS-WIPES running AMERICAS TEAM
Thanks for the article. I’ve only been saying this shit for years now.
Predictable is a gross underestimate of the offensive “scheme” Fat Mike runs. Don’t get me wrong, I loathe the Vikings but part of the reason they are successful this year is because of their ability to adapt with the personnel they have and run some plays that haven’t been viewed by every team in the league five thousand times. Fat Mike …. nope – work outside the hash marks, back shoulder passes, the awesome WR wildcat -1 yrd run, the inside handoff a/k/a the Kuuuhn … now the Ripkowski or the “go-route” where we know it wont be caught but let’s try to get a pass interference called. A head coach or GM I am not, but at least mix it up a little so the entire league doesn’t know what 6 plays you are going to run. I do not enjoy getting blasted by my co-workers each week after another Queens win.
Thanks for reminding me how futile it is to hope for change in GB. Until someone passes away I think we are stuck with this three ring circus.
MM is a dick. He comes off as a bully to the press. The same press that for the most part gives him waaaaaay too much love, while not holding him accountable for much of anything. This buffoon is the most predictable play caller I can ever recall. Most everyone who reads this knows how I have felt about this over-rated fuck for years. His reign of terror over this offense is nearing it’s long overdue end. It could not happen soon enough for some of us who have waited for years for this charlatan to be run out of town on a rail. Fuck! this guy is an ass! I am glad that most everyone is finally seeing it. Instead of those fucks Bayless and Cowherd bitching about Aaron Rodgers, I wish they would actually do their jobs and lay into this BUFFOON for the next three months . . . that would actually be good reporting for a change.
speaking of special teams….WTF is Jake Schum doing? I will compromise distance with hang time – but the distances at least need to be close. How many shitty punts did he have? Field position was a real problem.
The Green Bay Packers.
Putting the ‘special’ in Special Teams for over…, well, way too long.
People, the Packers are 3-1. Imagine the tone of these pressers, if they start losing. I no longer dread a losing season if it meant changes will be made, i’m cool with that. But it may not be this season.
Luckily for MM and TT, this seasons schedule is cushy. But it’s inevitable that this is going to get messy unless some positive changes are made. I’ve said these 2 things before. 1) This team is regressing. 2) If TT and MM can’t resign, at least hire a REAL offensive coordinator and LET him do his job.
Until changes are made, do what i do. Since i can’t just not be….a Packer fan, hold on and wait for the nightmare to be over. But it will probably get worse before it gets better i fear. I just no longer can be optimistic with this management team. A decade is long enough in the NFL. Some may argue too long. Only the truly Elite hold management jobs in the NFL over 10 years. Just because you won one Super Bowl, that doesn’t make you elite, or untouchable.
Well said brother, well said.
Just be thankful you didn’t have to endure the Devine/Starr/Gregg years.
We all couldn’t just not be a Packers fan, but Christ it was trying.
I vaguely recall Devine, but have been there for the rest of it. Trying times indeed. That’s why you feel for teams like Cleveland. They deserve better.
Savage, my contention is that the franchise is heading back to that mindset of the 70’s and 80’s. No one was questioned and accountable back then because they were still living off the glory years of the 60’s, and that’s the very same thing that TT and MM are exuding when questioned about performance. Then you have the President Mark Murphy who wants to act like he has nothing to do with any of that. Although…..he gets paid to be President of the Green Bay Packers, but wants a hands off approach….lol
Thus my contention this franchise is regressing in a highly negative way.
Ron Wolf did a hell of a lot of work, to flip this franchise right side up, and now it’s being flipped back over.
Being a publicly owned NFL team is unique and very cool. BUT…..Not having an owner who didn’t demand accountability is the reason for the woes of the 70’s and 80’s. so i ask, where are we now, closer to the mindset of the 90’s and 2000’s or closer to the mindset of the 70’s and 80’s?
I will take one exception to this article. If the fans were ever allowed to have a say in who stays or who goes, Green Bay would never win anything again. I’d like to be able to it myself, especially since 2009 with McCarthy. Majority rules would be chaos.
Imagine how many people wanted to change QBs and the head coach when Favre and Holmgren were throwing picks and going 9-7 their first 3 seasons together? I know I wanted to see Ty Detmer play when Favre was hard at work contributing toward setting the all time interception record during ’93-’94. It would be exactly like Snyder in Washington and Jones in Dallas, constant change for the sake of change due to being impatient. I don’t think anyone is being impatient in this case with McCarthy, but we’ve had the “pleasure” of observing this idiot in action for 11 years now. The exception rather than the norm if you will..