Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Will Blackmon has suggested coach Mike McCarthy employed some interesting motivational tactics for his team back in the day. The Packers haven’t won a game on the road this season. In 2008, the team lost four straight on the road.
Blackmon suggested that McCarthy put them in worse hotels after each loss.
When I was on the packers in 2008 We lost 4 straight road games. Every time we lost Coach McCarthy made sure each hotel got worse.
He said “If you want to stay in a nice hotel, WIN A DAMN GAME”
One hotel in Jax I swear was on First 48. 😂
Several teammates seemed to corroborate this story.
Yooooooo this is so true lol . Some of the rooms looked like they had bullet holes Hahha . I forgot about this lol https://t.co/7FQmITl4oX
😂😂😂😂he had us in the Motel 6 https://t.co/qTONaYILlr
Lol lol lol Boy you guys are crazy, but so true… https://t.co/DBGjST9Oar
@WillBlackmon that’s the Got damn truth. I think my room was outside on the roof
I had no idea until now that he did that to us. I remember my room in Jacksonville smelt like full-blown mold. I assumed it was the nicest hotel Jacksonville had to offer. I didn't realize McCarthy was trying to penalize us.
Of course, there’s really no way this would be the case. McCarthy doesn’t book travel for the team. There are staff members who do that. Probably a single staff member. Does that person still have a job? Well, quite possibly not.
And neither will McCarthy if he doesn’t figure something out with this team.