Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

Rejoice! Jarrett Bush Will Not Be Your Nickel Back!

The bane of my personal existence as a Green Bay Packers fan over the past three seasons may finally be getting what every sane person who’s ever seen a football game thinks he deserves: a pink slip. I mean, let’s face it. Jarrett Bush is the worst cornerback in the history of history and yet […]

More Details Emerge On The Brett Favre Divorce

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is a megalomaniacal prima donna, this we know. We all knew he wanted to stick it to the Green Bay Packers when they decided to move on, even though he said he didn’t. Despite his previous denial that his move to Minnesota wasn’t about revenge, Favre now admits he wanted […]

Crosby Gets A Free Pass, Again

One thing that irritates me about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson is their blind faith in certain players who just aren’t very good. See Jarrett Bush as example one. Example two is kicker Mason Crosby. Despite coming off the worst season in his mediocre professional career, Crosby is getting […]

Bigby Gets Closer To Losing His Job Every Day He’s Absent

Green Bay Packers’ safety Atari Bigby has given no indication he plans on signing his restricted free agent tender and the longer he stays away from Green Bay, the less likely he is to retain his starting spot. The Packers drafted safety Morgan Burnett in the third round of this year’s draft, trading up to […]

Underwood Apologizes, Police Say Money Changed Hands

Brandon Underwood

On Wednesday, Green Bay Packers’ cornerback Brandon Underwood made two apologies — one in private to his teammates for causing a distraction and one in public to reporters. Underwood did not take questions during the media session, but did reiterate what he told teammates, specifically the six players who were questioned as part of the […]

Brady Poppinga Part Of Packers Pass Rush Solution

This news both brings me great joy and increases my staunch support of Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, who is completely brilliant. You see, the Packers didn’t bother to add a player of note at the left outside linebacker position because they’ve got Brady Poppinga. You know, the guy who has amassed four […]

Brandon Underwood Making The Biggest Second-Year Jump

It’s only OTAs, but Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made an interesting comment today just after I was done questioning the team’s cornerbacks. McCarthy told reporters cornerback Brandon Underwood, a sixth-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2009, has made the biggest jump from year one to year two. Now, we don’t want to read […]

Blackmon Moved To Safety, Clearing The Way For More Jarrett Bush

The Green Bay Packers love them some Jarrett Bush. And what’s not to love? It’s like inserting your favorite slapstick comedy right into an NFL game! Jarrett Bush is the Lt. Frank Drebin of the Green Bay Packers. Despite bungling just about everything imaginable, he still manages to live and catch the bad guy, or […]

Newhouse Could Spell The End For Colledge Or Spitz

Marshall Newhouse

I can’t say I was overly impressed with the selection of TCU’s Marshall Newhouse, who the Green Bay Packers selected with their second fifth-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Newhouse played left tackle in college, but projects as a guard in the NFL. With Josh Sitton entrenched at right guard, Jason Spitz and Daryn […]

New Umpire Rule May Have Changed Packers’ Playoff Fate

Bertand Berry Aaron Rodgers

Earlier this month the NFL announced they are moving umpires from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive backfield in 2010. The move was made to protect umpires, but it’s a move Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy thinks could have affected the outcome of the Packers playoff game with the Arizona Cardinals, […]

Packers Offensive Line In Flux, Lang Still Doesn’t Have A Home

T.J. Lang

The Green Bay Packers have more than a few questions along the offensive line entering the season. One of them is where second-year man T.J. Lang will play. While most of us expect him to compete for and eventually take over the right tackle spot, Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t necessarily agree. “There’s a difference […]

Packers’ Improve From Within Rhetoric Getting Old

Ted Thompson

It’s been pretty well documented how badly the Green Bay Packers fared against top-flight quarterbacks last season. I’ll give it to you in four words: they fucking sucked ass. This offseason the team has done little to address the deficiencies in that area. As usual, there was no outside free agent signings to speak of, […]

Packers Reward Mediocrity With Crosby

Mason Crosby

Earlier this month, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was given a 100 percent raise, something we learned from our friend Jersey Al. Somehow Crosby triggered incentives in his contract that doubled his salary from $500,000 to $1 million, despite being one of the worst regular kickers in the NFL in 2009. Crosby made a […]

Colledge Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

Daryn Colledge

No one is ever going to confuse an offensive lineman with an electrical engineer, but Green Bay Packers guard Daryn Colledge could take stupidity to a new level. College, who is a restricted free agent, wasn’t happy the Packers tendered him at the second-round level and now he’s apparently considering staying away from offseason activities […]

Green Bay Packers Combine Roundup 2

Bruce Campbell

There are all kinds of totally awesome stories coming out of the NFL scouting combine, so let’s get right to it. Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, who we suggested might be available when the Green Bay Packers pick at No. 23, is tearing it up. Campbell ran a 4.85 40-yard dash, which is pretty damn […]

Packers’ Special Teams Get Worse

Shawn Slocum

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who watched the Green Bay Packers play in 2009 – the team’s special teams were atrocious. That has been confirmed once again in the Dallas Morning News’ annual special teams rankings, where the Packers finished 31st. The rankings are compiled by ranking each team in 22 special […]

Did the Packers Choose Wisely in 2006?

Sean Payton

In 2006, the Green Bay Packers disposed of coach Mike Sherman. The team targeted several potential replacements, two of which are coaching against each other in the NFC Championship game this weekend. Those men are Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who were joined by Mike McCarthy, current Dallas […]

No Love For Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy got no love in the NFL Coach of the Year race, despite some speculation that he might. As we predicted, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Marvin Lewis ran away with the award. McCarthy finished… well, he didn’t get any votes, so he didn’t really finish anywhere. Oddly enough… or perhaps not […]

Cardinals End Packers’ Season In Stunning Shootout

It was a playoff game for the ages, although Packer fans may not look back on it too fondly. Kurt Warner and Aaron Rodgers put on a passing extravaganza, tossing for a combined 801 yards and nine touchdowns in the NFC wild card game Sunday night. But it was Arizona’s defense that came up with […]

McCarthy Coach of the Year Candidate?

Mike McCarthy

Those are the last words I ever thought I’d write in this space, but it appears, at least in some circles, that Green Bay Packers boss Mike McCarthy is a legitimate candidate for the NFL’s coach of the year. Personally, I’d think the Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis is high on a lot of lists, as […]