Mike McCarthy

Hey Packers, ‘Outsiders’ Are OK

There will come a time when Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are no longer selecting and coaching players for the Packers, and when that day arrives, let’s hope the search for their replacements is a lot broader than it’s been…

D-lightful Start To Season

The Packers’ defense often resembles the Bad News Bears, but it usually looks like the ’85 Chicago Bears against Seattle. Sunday was no exception as Mike Daniels and the front seven dominated and helped hold quarterback Russell Wilson and the…

Bold Predictions For ’17

A prediction is bold until it doesn’t come true; then it becomes stupid. But hey, that’s not going to stop me from making some for the 2017 season. Here they are: CAREER-HIGH IN SACKS FOR NO. 52¬†– Considering Clay Matthews…

The Ring’s The Thing

Winning Super Bowl LII would obviously make Packers fans extremely happy. But another ring would mean even more to Ted Thompson, Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers. It would place the general manager and the head coach on a path to…

Defending The Indefensible

Mike McCarthy was a guest on ESPN Milwaukee’s Wilde and Tausch Show last week, and much to the credit of the hosts, he was asked why he’s stuck with beleaguered defensive coordinator Dom Capers for so long. Here was his…

Notes: Veteran Depth Is OK

Last week was the 20th anniversary of Super Bowl XXXI, a game in which the Green Bay Packers captured their¬†third Lombardi Trophy by pummeling the New England Patriots. Looking back, I had almost forgotten how experienced that historically great team…

Keeping Coach Will Be Costly

With all the talk about general manager Ted Thompson’s future, it’s easy to forget that Mike McCarthy’s contract is up after the 2018 season. And since highly successful coaches almost never work on the last year of a deal, the…

Notes: Price Gets Raise

Green Bay gave rookie nose tackle Brian Price, who’s spent most of the season on the practice squad, a pay bump in order to keep him from signing with the Colts. Price had been making $6,900 a week as a…