Mike McCarthy is All Kinds of Pissed
First of all, do not ask Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy about signing another quarterback. A reporter made that mistake on Monday.
McCarthy was not pleased with the question. Just take a look.
That’s right. Mike has three years invested in Brett Hundley. He’s got two years invested in Joe Callahan. And that’s that, like it or not.
McCarthy’s ire doesn’t stop there, however. After watching the tape, McCarthy says the hit that broke Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone was illegal.
“I didn’t like the hit,” McCarthy said. “I had a chance to watch it last night on the plane. He’s out of the pocket. He’s clearly expecting to get hit. To pin him to the ground like that, I felt it was an illegal act. To sit here and lose any of your players on something like that, it doesn’t feel very good.
“Yeah, I didn’t like the hit. It was unnecessary.”
Was it illegal? I personally don’t think so.
This is football. How much more can you possibly protect the quarterback, especially when he’s out of the pocket.
Was it unnecessary? You could make that argument. Many of the Packers condemned the way Anthony Barr drove Rodgers into the ground after initially hitting him. Maybe there was even intent to injure, but only Barr knows that.
Some of the Vikings who were asked about the hit even stayed away from saying anything about it. So that probably tells you just about anyone would say the hit was unnecessary.
But I don’t see any way it was illegal.
Nonetheless, you can bet McCarthy will be a surly bastard this week. Better steer clear.