Not surprisingly, former Green Bay Packers cornerback and current Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall has some thoughts on the current state of his former team.
Randall was asked about the team firing coach Mike McCarthy and if he thought McCarthy could still be a good coach.
“I don’t know,’’ Randall said of McCarthy. “They traded away all their good players and they expect Aaron Rodgers to just be magical. The magic hasn’t been so magical lately. But other than that, I don’t know.”
Randall is probably mostly referring to himself. He was dealt to the Browns early in the offseason. However, the Packers have also traded safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, running back Ty Montgomery and backup quarterback Brett Hundley this year.
Randall went on to be seemingly critical of general manager Brian Gutekunst.
“The G.M. that drafted me (Ted Thompson) was no longer there,’’ said Randall. “So the guy that came in (Brian Gutekunst) felt they wanted to go a different direction. I’ve got nothing but respect for him. Just tell him thank you. I don’t know what they were doing, but it is what it is.”
Randall has played well for the Browns this year. Probably better than he ever played for the Packers. Of course, the Packers were playing him out of position at cornerback, something McCarthy admitted was a mistake.