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McCarthy: Brett Hundley Wasn’t Prepared

We all saw what backup quarterback Brett Hundley gave the Green Bay Packers in 2017.

There were flashes of promise, like the two three-touchdown, no-interception games at Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Ultimately, Hundley didn’t look like an NFL-caliber starter, however.

He finished with nine touchdowns vs. 12 interceptions. Hundley didn’t throw a single touchdown at Lambeau Field.

The quarterback was groomed for the very moment he was thrust into in 2017 for three years. The Packers had an opportunity to trade Hundley during last year’s draft. They obviously didn’t, thinking they could get a better pick this year.

They’ll now be lucky if they can get anything for Hundley. As it is, all signs point to Hundley returning for the 2018 season, getting some competition for his job and possibly playing out final year of his rookie deal as a Packer.

As for 2017, coach Mike McCarthy says Hundley wasn’t prepared. You know, for the one and only job he has.

“I felt that he should’ve been better prepared for the situation that he was put into,” McCarthy said.

So whose fault is that?

Obviously McCarthy — to some degree — scapegoated quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett when he fired them this week. And those two guys do bear some responsibility.

So does McCarthy. So does Hundley.

Hundley has long said he wants to be a starter in the league. He didn’t do himself any favors in achieving that goal with his performance in 2017.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L January 4, 2018

    So, when Casey Kasum joined the vikings this season, was he better prepared than Hundley?

    When Garropollo joined the 49’ers and started after only 2 weeks and went 5-0, was he better prepared than Hundley.

    Nice try Mike.

    Hundley was very prepared….What? No one saw him take over the league in the pre-season of 2015? Hundley was BAD ASS…129 passer rating people. This kid has it :)

  2. Bob January 4, 2018

    So three years as the backup qb and he was not prepared, give me a break. Hundley is not NFL material. There are college qb’s today who played this year who would have played better than What Hundley did with out the three years of practice.

  3. Skinny January 4, 2018

    Mike McCarthy’s new show, Confessions of A Lost Season. What’s he going to say next, that he wasn’t on board with letting Peppers walk when he knew damn well all we had in the cupboard was JAYRONE FUCKING ELLIOT AND A GOD DAMN LATE ROUND DRAFT PICK!! JESUS CHRIST MIKE! Your killing me man!

  4. M. Supernaw January 4, 2018

    Hey Monty, or anyone else on the Total Packers staff, can we start keeping count of how many people Fat Mike puts the blame on this offseason? It seems like he’ll be picking someone new every day until it sticks. I can recall one particular interview where some reporter suggested we sign a quarterback who shall remain nameless, that McCarthy said “I’ve got three years invested in Brett Hundley.” To me that sounds like him saying he’s got Hundley ready for this. Different song he’s singing now? This guy is a disgrace.

    1. Cheese January 4, 2018

      Quite the difference going from “I have three years invested” to “he wasn’t prepared.” How much time does he need to prepare?? Three years behind a HOF QB and starting over half the season wasn’t enough time?

  5. Bob January 4, 2018

    From the New York Times, an article on the fastest players in the NFL. very interesting on the receiving core. LARams are first with an average speed of 13.32 mph. last place is Greenbay with an average speed of 12.29 mph.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/sports/football/nfl-speed-leonard-fournette.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    1. Kato January 4, 2018

      Good find. That is pretty interesting

  6. Kato January 4, 2018

    This is all even worse than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t watch McCarthy’s presser, I read all I need to know here. This is all 100% worse than it stood going into last year if things play out like I think they will. PF4L you were wrong when you said this team is broken. This team isn’t broken, the whole goddamn organization is broken.

    1. Empacador January 4, 2018

      Capers is looking pretty good about right now huh?

      1. PF4L January 5, 2018

        You got a lot of nerve Kato.

  7. Andy Peth January 5, 2018

    Hundley wasn’t prepared? That’s okay…we weren’t prepared to watch.