Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

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 […]

Predictions: Packers vs. 49ers

Monty: If the Green Bay Packers are going to prove themselves anything other than a mediocre team this season, this is where their run begins. The Packers match up favorably with the 49ers. On offense, San Francisco runs the ball and when they pass, their main weapon is tight end Vernon Davis. The Packers strength […]

Conservative Packers’ Offense Could Become Norm

The rare occurance when no one is near Rodgers

We talked about it before the Dallas Cowboys’ game – the Green Bay Packers had to employ an offensive game plan that included copious amounts of Ryan Grant and quick passes to negate the opposing team’s pass rush. That’s just what the Packers did, and the result was an unspectacular but effective offensive performance and […]

Packers Getting Healthy, Stronger

The Green Bay Packers will enter this week’s game with the San Francisco 49ers the healthiest they’ve been since early in the season. The team was buoyed this past week by the return of receiver Jordy Nelson, who had been out since week four. Expected to return from injury this week are linebackers Aaron Kampman […]

More Details Come to Light in Packers Firing of Mike Wood

Well, we thought we’d never really get to the bottom of this, but it looks like we have. More details have emerged in the Green Bay Packers’ firing – and coach Mike McCarthy’s role therein – of long-time grounds crew employee Mike Wood. As we reported on Friday, Wood was dismissed after reportedly telling McCarthy, […]

Predictions: Packers vs. Cowboys

Jason Witten

Monty: The Green Bay Packers are in turmoil after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys come to town on a four-game winning streak. Injuries have taken a toll on the Packers, but they should go into the game with at least one offensive weapon back, in Jordy Nelson. Nelson will make […]

Mike Wood Firing a PR Nightmare For Packers, McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Ed. note: The following is a guest post from Ben Cooke, president of Lucid Public Relations. He has been a public relations professional for six years, and analyzes the ramifications the Green Bay Packers and Mike McCarthy’s firing of long-time employee Mike Wood. Ben can be contacted via the Lucid Public Relations website. As if […]

A Glimpse Of The Future? Brad Jones Will Start Against Cowboys

In a test of the Green Bay Packers’ depth at linebacker, rookie outside linebacker Brad Jones will not only see the first significant action of his career, but will notch his first start as a pro against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Regular starter Aaron Kampman will be held out of the game due to […]

Mike McCarthy: A Real Sensitive Guy

I rule!

This makes me sick, although we will probably never fully know what happened. The Green Bay Packers fired a 20-plus year, part-time grounds crew employee because he allegedly told Packers coach Mike McCarthy, “don’t lay an egg,” before the team’s second matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. The employee, 53-year-old Mike Wood, says what he actually […]

Packers Sack Total Likely to Increase, But Cowboys Aren’t All That

This week, the Green Bay Packers will face a stouter defensive foe than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the form of the Dallas Cowboys. During the Cowboys current four-game winning streak, it has been their defense that has stepped up after not playing up to expectations during the beginning of the season. That’s bad news […]

Piling It On Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

After the Green Bay Packers handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first win of the season, it’s no wonder people are jumping on Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson. This team was supposed to be better, and it’s two chief architects are easy targets for the failings. The National Football Post’s Matt […]

Murphy: No Changes Before End of the Season

Dammit! If I only knew how to coach! Photo: Evan Siegle

You can count Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy among those disappointed in the team’s craptacular 4-4 start to the season, but don’t expect any changes to happen during the season. That is, despite how much everyone outside of 1265 Lombardi Ave. seems to hate Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, they […]

Packers’ Offensive Line – Take Six

It’s no newsflash that the Green Bay Packers haven’t been able to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season, even though you’ll be reading some form of the same story in all of Wisconsin’s local papers this week. Possibly the worst part about the Packers infuriating offensive line, or lack there of, is that they will […]