I mean, the season is over now, and if they were really interested in taking a shot to win the NFC east, they would have at least brought in Kaepernick to work out after Smith went down. It is too late now to save the season.
I don’t have a horse in this fight, really, but I think, “His former coaches didn’t call him in to work out,” is at least as much evidence in favor of, “There are football reasons,” as for, “They’re all racists.”
Honestly this thread is now becoming the Kaepernick/racism at the Redskins thread. Can we dial it back to football? You are a Packers fan and McCarthy hasn’t even been mentioned. Does Philbin stay as HC or is there a complete housecleaning coming in Green Bay?
I hear they have great fainting couches there, the absolute best!
The Packers suck and likely will suck until they get a DC worth a damn and more than one DB worth a damn. Rodgers isn’t infallible and will only become moreso as he ages, ideally with his delightful personality only getting better as his skills decline.
You are keeping me here man. I ain’t gonna faint, I just don’t wanna get a billion notifications and then sift through every job Kaepernick didn’t get and Hotel surveillance angle debates to discuss stuff like the above.
Do they lift and shift the whole system? Get a new HC and staff? McCarthy had a very particular way of running things.
A friend of mine lived in Wisconsin for a few years, and was strongly of the opinion that they should have canned McCarthy after the Seahawks comeback in the NFC championship game. That wasn’t a popular view in 2015, but I think probably would have been the right one.
I heard that from a few fans. I really got down on that system and way of doing business after seeing what Philbin brought to Miami. But Philbin was also a horrible example of the MCarthy/Green Bay way, as he was a god awful coach, so I didn’t want to judge the whole system on on inept example.
I’ve lived in Wisconsin for almost the entire McCarthy era and that view is more popular than you may think. OK, most folks weren’t ready to fire him after the Seahawks loss, but a whole lot of folks, including me, blamed that loss on him. It was a classic case of losing by playing not to lose. I remember everyone saying after the Super Bowl win that Rodgers would collect several more rings than Favre did and, of course, it hasn’t happened. And the likelihood of it happening shrinks with each passing year, as the young stud QB is now 35. The Pack really needs to turn that whole staff over. And they need to draft better as well.
As someone who has watched the Pack go from Favre to Rodgers while the Bears started… a list that would have me drinking heavily even though it is only 10am… forgive me if I really hope they stay a circus for a few years.