You may have noticed that we haven’t been talking about everyone else talking about Mike McCarthy being on the hot seat. There’s a simple reason for that.
Most of us would have liked to see Fat Mike’s rotund ass tossed years ago. Buffoon has always been on our hot seat because of a litany of recurring issues — the buffoonish decisions, consistently getting outcoached in big games, the lack of in-game adjustments, the refusal to adapt to personnel and the superior I-don’t-have-to-answer-to-you attitude.
Sure, McCarthy does some things very well. He’s very good at preparation… if only he were as good at motivation. He stands up for his guys, which takes pressure off them to some degree. He runs a structured program, which theoretically keeps players focused.
Then there’s all the usual stuff. The stuff Mark Murphy likes to point out each offseason after the Packers don’t win the Super Bowl again, as reasons why the organization is still successful.
And that’s basically what Eric Mangini pointed out to Colin Cowherd today.
4 reasons Mike McCarthy shouldn't be on the hot seat according to Eric Mangini pic.twitter.com/DrZtRH6sgQ
Here’s the thing and we’ve been saying this all along — Mangini is pointing out things that fall short of the ultimate goal. We don’t care about regular season wins. The Cleveland Browns care about regular season wins. We don’t care about playoff appearances. The Cincinnati Bengals care about that.
Further, the lack of turnovers are not on McCarthy. That is a result of having a quarterback who would rather take a sack than take even the slightest chance of throwing into coverage. And if you want to talk discipline, then throw penalties into that mix with turnovers. I bet that would paint a totally different picture.
We still highly doubt anything will happen to McCarthy so long as Mr. Status Quo Mark Murphy is in Green Bay. He fosters the playoffs are good enough mentality.
And so, we’ll surely hear all about all Mike McCarthy has accomplished for years to come. Winning seasons, playoff appearances and that one Super Bowl.
To us, Super Bowls are all that matters. To the Packers, that’s no longer the case.