What did Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy have to say for himself the day after his team got blown out and suffered their third straight loss?
Plenty and not much at all.
McCarthy went off on a wordy diatribe that, while lengthy, didn’t really say all that much. However, he did start it off by telling us what a great coach he is.
“Let’s just state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL head coach. With that, I’ve never looked at the ride to this point as smooth or whatever the words you used. To me, it’s always bumpy, and to me that’s the joy of it. That’s this game. That’s how hard it is in the NFL. Really, what you did last year or 2010, as we know, doesn’t factor. It’s even more so with the parity and the youth of the team.
“To me, you have to stay in tune with the now. Obviously, people outside of our room don’t feel really good about the now. Personally, I enjoy these type of moments. I think this is kind of how my life has gone professionally. That’s just a personal thought. This is about our team, and I trust and believe in what we do every day: what they do on the practice field, the conversations in the room, the conversations during the game, the reaction to the tough moments
“Our adversity football production is not high enough right now. We need to improve there. We know it, our players know it. That’s really where our focus is. That’s the difference in this league. There’s a fine line between winning and losing, and we are on the wrong side of the line right now. We clearly understand how and why we’re here. That’s what we’re focused on.
“It’s even like messaging. People talk about messaging. You talk to other coaches on how you message your football team. Personally, it kind of drives our video department crazy, but I don’t have my message quite solved for the next game because it has to tie into the plus of the team. Every team’s different, every opportunity’s different, every season is a different ride. It’s a different journey, it really is.
“We knew that when the schedule came out it was going to be … we knew there was going to be a lot of twists and turns of this season. Did I still think we were going to win them all? Hell, yeah. I’ve never entered a contest ever that I didn’t feel we were going to beat the other guy. That won’t change, especially this week. That part of it is real, and that’s what we’re focused on.
“It’s important to understand the twists and turns of a season because you’ve got to learn from it. Every week, there’s a different twist and turn that you’re not going to see coming, and how you handle that is important. We didn’t handle that very well yesterday. I think it’s very evident. I mean, there’s two or three of three touchdowns where it’s clearly, when a guy’s wide open or he runs 75 yards unabated for a touchdown, something when wrong there. I mean, something obviously went wrong there.
“So that’s what we need to learn from and improve on. So twists and turns definitely weren’t handled properly by us, but that’s yesterday. If you need to learn big-picture stuff, that’s all there in front of you. I really don’t spend a lot of time on that. I’m into the now, and it makes our players stay into the now and improve.”
A lot of words come to mind there, but I think arrogant is the primary one.
We’d really like it if McCarthy took some twists and turns out of town and didn’t return.
This would be the perfect skit for Saturday Night Live. I mean, the script is written. Just put a comic up there with a Packers coaches outfit and a pillow over his belly and then… say the exact same words as McCarthy did! The viewers will be rolling with laughter and would never believe this was was actually REALLY what he said!
OR…………they could have a skit about a football player beating the shit out his his 4 year old son, till he’s bleeding and scarred, and then he keep’s doing it. Right after the skit……. in the vikings locker room, where after the Redskins game, all the fans are let in to give all the players a beatdown, reflective of the beatdown the players have gotten the last 4 games.
The title of both skits can be called….Reality is a Motherfucker.
“I’m into the now, and it makes our players stay into the now and improve.” – Mike McCarthy
NOW…you lost 3 straight, and NOW…..you are 4-5.
Ok Mikey, and when does this improvement thing start happening?
Ok, i read the whole article and i’ve read between the lines …….My message is for Dom Capers. Call your wife, have her make travel plans to see the world in the next few years, back your bags, buy a new toupe, enjoy retirement.
Because my friend, you are NOW the next sacrificial lamb of a coach about to be fired at seasons end (or before).
Yes folks, you read it from me 1st…
I just read the article and while I was reading the vision of Dom Capers under a bus a came to mind. We read it the same.
Same. Which, yeah, ok, but who is ultimately in charge of making sure that all three groups are ready to play? Don’t these guys have coaches meetings to discuss strategy? Mike is in over his head. He needs to go. Still think he is a good football coach, but he is better served being an offensive coordinator.
I don’t think Bill Belichick or Vince Lombardi would start a statement with…”I’m a HIGHLY successful NFL coach. They would say, we suck and it’s my responsibility to fix it. Then they would fix it. All McCarthy does is talk about fixing things and never do anything that helps. Like a bad plumber. There is water leaking everywhere “inside his room” as he states it and all he does is describe the water temperature. Why this clown still has a job is beyond any comprehension. I hope they lose the rest of their games by 30, they can’t keep him then.
The following is if i had credentials to attend McCarthy’s presser………
“The video…(mumble)ya know.(mumble)… revealed….a number of things we need to correct….their all things that we can fully correct”. – Mike McCarthy
Hmmm…sounds easy Mike, is this routine accomplished every week? – PF4L
“We look to adjust and tweak on a daily basis” – Mike McCarthy
How’s that workin out for you Mike? – PF4L
“I love this group of guys”. – Mike McCarthy
That’s sweet, and do they love you? – PF4L
“I’m not worried about this football team”. – Mike McCarthy
Mike, you’re 4-5, you’ve given up 111 points in 3 games. shouldn’t someone be worried about the team besides the fans? – PF4L
“Let’s just state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL head coach”. – Mike McCarthy
Sounds good Mike, but should Rodgers get some of that credit, or wouldn’t it matter who is playing QB, as long as you were the coach? – PF4L
I wouldn’t expect anything else from the buffoon.
Not that I disagree, but I don’t see how Capers can solely be the scapegoat. Yes we’ve witnessed defensive breakdowns always at the most inopportune times. Zook and the special teams are abysmal as well. Does Zook get a pass for what, 7 seasons like Slocum got? Blowing up those 2 positions and leaving McCarthy and the offense in tact only accomplishes wasting more of Rodgers career while these new systems get established.
Rodgers languishing under McCarthy beyond this season will possibly push him to want to leave or retire earlier than he wants. Rodgers has said he wanted to play until around 40. You can bet if he has the chance to go elsewhere and do it again without McCarthy, he would relish the opportunity of showing McCarthy who was actually more important to the fortunes of the team.
I would love to see Rodgers start and end his career as a Packer only. If there is any hope of him re-establishing the dominance over the next 7-8 years he once displayed, that needs to occur without the expert tutelage of Michael J. McCarthy at the helm.
Capers can be the sole scapegoat because TT is in charge, and nobody above him has any interest in questioning anything he does. He also WILL BE the scapegoat because after this shit storm of a season is over, somebody has to take the blame. And it won’t be TT or MM because they are 2 Kings of the NFL world, just ask them.
“Adversity football production?” This doofuss is the epitome of dumb ass, ‘right place right time’, serendipitous fuckery.
Holy shit! It’s the new pad level speak! I can only imagine what kind of made up bullshit graces his Linkedin page.
A real fuck of a coach. This guys bullshit gets better each week. By the end of this season (if he survives) it should be epic. Fuck this arrogant charlatan.
“Let’s just state the facts: I’m a highly successful NFL head coach. – Mike McCarthy
“Lets state another fact you fat fuck: You wouldn’t have been shit without Rodgers” – PF4L