Mike McCarthy Says Sunday is an Opportunity

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Seneca Wallace

Seneca Wallace

It’s an opportunity to show you and everyone else. Everyone is clamoring on about the absence of Aaron Rodgers and, of course, the Green Bay Packers aren’t as good without their star quarterback. Coach Mike McCarthy is framing the situation — both to the team and to the media — as an opportunity.

You know, step the fuck up and prove everyone we can win no matter who is on the field because we’re the Green Bay Fucking Packers!

“No disrespect to Aaron,” McCarthy said after the Packers completed their final practice before Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. “But you get to the point where it’s about your football team. We’re trying to accomplish something special as a team. Special is about winning on Sunday, because that’s all that really matters. And that’s what it’s all about.

“For us as a football team, this is a great opportunity to show you how good we can be. Everybody knows how great a player he is. At the end of the day … this is a great opportunity for everybody on our football team to be successful.”

Ah, yes. Team football. Overcoming adversity. All of that.

Are we buying it? Have to. Have no choice.

The real question is whether the team is buying it. Right now, they have no reason not to, but let’s say things go bad early against Philadelphia and the Packers fall into a hole.

That feeling might fade real quick and change to one of, “we’re dead without Aaron.”

If you want some hope that this isn’t all bullshit, here it is. Back in 2010, Rodgers sat out a late-season game with a concussion. The Packers were going into New England that week and none of us gave them any chance behind Matt Flynn. Well, they lost the game by four, but they were well prepared, fought hard and were in it until the end — against one of the best teams in the league in their building.

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t the New England Patriots and this game is in Lambeau.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

12 Comments on "Mike McCarthy Says Sunday is an Opportunity"

  1. Richard

    14 point underdogs in that New England game. I’m glad the oddsmakers already had GB as a 10 point favorite against Philly before Monday night happened so we now get to see the line adjustment and what the public perceives Rodgers value actually is to this team.

    • ay hombre

      Packers are now -1 but there is rampant speculation that GB might end up underdogs when all is said and done.

  2. Don Q

    The Packers D has been successful for ensuring wins this year aside from that steaming pile of shit game on Monday night. The key part of our D’s success is the fact that our Offense has won the time of possession battle keeping their happy asses off the field, of course it doesn’t hurt having Rodgers on the field for that. If Seneca and company (how fucking wierd does that sound) wins time of possession battle, the Packers win.

  3. Andy

    Its all about what we can get out of wallace this week, i wonder if after a week of practice they’ll let him work the ball downfield . If we go heavy on the run, eventually jordy or james h=jones will get 1on 1, and i like that matchup every time. But will mike give him the freedom for that?

  4. Hoops24

    I love how people are basically writing the pack off. Yeh Wallace looked like crap on monday, but I think he will be service able the next few weeks. All they have to do is win at least 2 of the next 3, which is not the toughest schedule I have ever seen, and they will be in great shape if rodgers is back in 4 games

  5. organicbuzz

    Coach Mike’s words put me in the right frame of mind. For those on the team that are jealous of the attention Rodgers gets it’s their time to grab some of their own. If Wallace and the Defense steps up a level; we can beat Eagles

  6. the real russ letlow

    “You know, step the fuck up and prove everyone we can win no matter who is on the field because we’re the Green Bay Fucking Packers!”…..damn straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Mike

    Yeah! Like the Defense stepped up last week! Right!!! WTF! They could of had DA Bears by DA balls if the Defense and Capers were worth a shit! WTF were they doing LAST WEEK? Does Aaron Rodgers PLAY DEFENSE? Is that why they lost?

  8. rebelgb

    I was going to say the Packers are gonna get smoked 38 to 17 and Philly has 450+ in offense; HOWEVER, looking at the weather for tomorrow, 25+ MPH winds and cool temperatures, I think we may actually have a shot if we can run for 120+ yards as a team.

  9. Mike

    Let us trust that will be THE FACTOR that can propel the Pack to a much needed win! Because The “D” is not impressing me much this year. Very up and down, cannot hold the passing game down at all. The line (except for last week, which really sucked) has been doing an above average job. I am still trying to wrap my thoughts around the fact that McCown barely got touched last week! What a F’n joke!

  10. Savage57

    Not a chance that it happened, but I have this wild dream that on Tuesday, Dom Capers took the entire defense out on Lambeau field and grabbed each player by the back of the jersey, pushed their noses down into the stinking pile of shit they dropped on the field the night before and yelled, ‘No, bad player, no!’

    Nothing else seems to have worked this season.

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