If you were holding out hope that Mike McCarthy might finally can defensive coordinator Dom Capers, it’s now official. It isn’t happening.
McCarthy announced his finalized 2017 coaching staff on Monday. There are only minor changes.
Jeff Blasko was named assistant offensive line coach, Tim McGarigle defensive quality control coach, and David Raih offensive perimeter coach.
Blasko was promoted from coaching administrator. McGarigle comes on board after spending one season under Lovie Smith as linebackers coach at the University of Illinois. Raih spent last season as the Packers’ assistant offensive line coach.
Just exactly what an offensive perimeter coach is is anyone’s guess. It appears McCarthy just made the position up.
Probably the biggest change to the coaching staff was the departure of associate head coach Tom Clements. His contract expired after the season and was not renewed.
I don’t know why anyone would have expected any changes. We did make the playoffs people.
We were down and out at 4-6, pressure and stress getting to the Packers top brass making National media headlines. Would have surely intensified from there had the team gone 6-10, or 7-9. But thankfully, as many of you rooted for, the Packers started winning games. The pressure and stress lifted off the Packers coaches and GM with each winning game…….
Most fans reveled in this winning streak, because they are loyal diehard Packer fans. The same fans who clamored for changes in the Packer hierarchy. Oblivious to the fact they couldn’t have both, changes AND a winning season.
BUT….new dreams and hope started to take root with most of Packer Nation. Adhering to Murphy’s expert philosophy that anything can happen once you get in the playoffs. The Super Bowl was NOW a possibility for MOST fans!!
Then there were a few fans, with bad attitudes. Attitudes that changes won’t happen with the team winning. Going so far as to say……What does it matter if we get to the playoffs, just to get eliminated and embarrassed once we get there?
That leads us to today’s question. What did that winning run and playoff experience which ended in epic failure actually accomplish? Three things my friends….
1) The Packers brass and coaches can brag they are successful because they made the playoffs again.
2) An opportunity to remind us that winning in the NFL isn’t easy.
3) Job security.
I’m so happy many of you sided withing getting into the playoffs versus real changes for the future good of this team at the time.
YAY!!!!!!….We made the playoffs….That’s just so fucking awesome!!
Hey!!!!…I just thought of something. Everything is the same!!…Maybe we can make the playoffs again this season!!!
Wouldn’t that be just fucking fantastic, We could limp into the playoffs again this season with a shit defense that will NOT be fixed in 1 off season.
THEN….next DEC/JAN we can listen to Murphy tell us that we have a chance…because we made the playoffs.
THEN…after getting embarrassed again…..McCarthy can tell us how difficult it is to win in the NFL.
Polish up that Trophy for consecutive playoff appearances Mr. Goodell. The Packers are in it to win it!!
I wish the packers would shoot the mortally wounded animal in the head known as the Dom Capers defense. I actually sort of feel bad for him. Each and every year he is given mediocre talent.
Status quo. Can’t wait to piss away another season. At least we’ll be able to go sledding and take selfies in front of a fake Lambeau leap display while we walk about the good ol’ days! Don’t forget your member berries. Member when the Packers last looked like super bowl contenders on both sides of the ball? Member when we had upper management who actually did their jobs?
You could have anyone as coach and this defense would suck. Sorry to say but it ain’t Capers fault he’s stuck with a collection of stiffs.
Agree for the most part. I dont ok Capers coaching and playcalls in the last quarter of games when they have the lead.