Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

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 […]

Green Bay Packers’ New Year’s Resolutions

Hey, what can I say? Well work on it.

2009 is done and gone (thank god for that), and it’s the time of year when many people set themselves up for failure by making New Year’s resolutions. I imagine many on the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff do the same, so we here at Total Packers have compiled some suggestions of what we think […]

Packers Will Go Balls To The Walls

The Green Bay Packers are almost a lock to end up as the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs, so there has been some question if the Packers will utilize their full game plan or rest their starters against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. We’ve spoken about the importance of being sharp and carrying momentum […]

Packers Stray From Winning Game Plan

Lets devise a game plan to get this guy on the field more often.

During the Green Bay Packers five-game winning streak, their game plan was pretty simple – control the clock, take care of the football and let the defense loose on the opposing quarterback. And just as soon as I patted coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers on the back for devising a winning strategy, […]

The Secret of the Packers’ Success

The Packers have been finding ways to control the game

A lot of reasons have been bandied about for the Green Bay Packers resurgence in the last five games. Most spectators point to the Packers’ dominant defense. Others focus on the improvement of the offensive line. Those things have been a big part of the Packers’ recent success, but here’s the real reason the Packers […]

Jermichael! Jermichael! Jermichael!

There’s a case of the Jan Bradys going around the Green Bay Packers’ locker room. Playing the role of Marcia – tight end Jermichael Finley. The Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein raised some eyebrows Friday with his story on what’s becoming known as “the Jermichael Finley question” in blogging circles. Namely, are Packers coaches focusing the […]

Packers Killing Them Softly

Ryan Grant did his damage early

The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 to keep the team in playoff position. It was a satisfying win for the team, but one that should or could have been a blowout. The Packers lead 13-0 in the first half, but as they’ve done all season, let their opponent back into the game […]

Five Reasons To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Its hard to ignore how this guy has rebounded. Photo: Tony Ding

Yesterday, we took a look at five reasons not to be excited about the Green Bay Packers, making the argument that the team has major flaws that may haunt them down the stretch and into the playoffs. That said, we fully expect the Green Bay Packers to make the playoffs. However, this isn’t a team […]

Five Reasons Not To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Ryan Grant - going nowhere. Photo: Benny Sieu.

The Green Bay Packers have won three straight games after an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost derailed their season. The Packers sit at 7-4, in prime position for a wild card berth. There are a lot of things to like about the team, right now. But we’re pessimists and therefore, we can’t […]