Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

Bishop Is Top Inside Linebacker, Hawk Negotiations Going Nowhere

Desmond Bishop

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the obvious yesterday, saying Desmond Bishop was the team’s No. 1 inside linebacker, but the rest of the group is surrounded by uncertainty.

The Packers confirmed Bishop was part of the team’s long-term plans after he took over for Nick Barnett and received a four-year extension in December. Meanwhile, Barnett and A.J. Hawk will be competing to start opposite Bishop.

Lovie Smith Gets His Extension, Talks Up Cutler

Lovie Smith

The Chicago Bears have given coach Lovie Smith a two-year contract extension.

Smith, who was entering the final year of a four-year contract, made $5.5 million under his old deal, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL. Assuming he didn’t take a pay cut, Smith makes slightly more than Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who recently signed an extension paying him an average of $5 million a year.

McCarthy Will Get Three-Year Extension

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy will get a three-year contract extension paying him an average of $5 million per year, according to Bob McGinn.

The finishing touches haven’t been put on the deal yet, but that seems like a formality at this point. The Packers announced general manager Ted Thompson’s three-year contract extension last week — a deal he signed in December.

Where Is Matt Flynn Most Valuable To The Packers?

Matt Flynn

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn made his first start for the Green Bay Packers in week 15’s 31-27 loss to the New England Patriots.

Despite the loss, Flynn looked impressive, throwing for 251 yards and three touchdowns while completing 65 percent of his passes.

Packers At Bottom Of Special Teams Rankings Again

Shawn Slocum

The Green Bay Packers are near the bottom of the Dallas Morning News’ annual special teams rankings for the third year in a row. They finished 29th, up two spots from last season. The 2008 team finished 26th and special teams coach Mike Stock was forced into retirement after that performance. The rankings are compiled […]

Thompson Already Signed Contract Extension

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy said he planned to give both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy contract extensions, after Super Bowl XLV.

Well, it turns out, he already gave Thompson an extension in December.

McCarthy Will Get A Street… Probably

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is only the third Super Bowl winning coach in franchise history.

The first two — Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren — have streets named after them in Green Bay.

McCarthy, Thompson Will Get Extensions

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says both general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy will get contract extensions. Their current deals both run through 2012. “We want Ted and Mike to be with the Packers long term, and I’m confident that they will be,” Murphy said. Murphy will handle Thompson’s extension and Thompson […]

And We’re Back!

Super Bowl XLV

It’s taken a little longer than normal to return to reality. The feeling that the Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl XLV champions is still a bit surreal. Sunday night we celebrated. In my case, a little too long. Yesterday’s hangover was brutal. It was also the best hangover I’ve ever had. Hell, I might […]

Walden Looks Like A Long Shot

Erik Walden

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Erik Walden looks like a long shot to play in Super Bowl XLV. Walden, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the NFC Championship game, did not participate in Saturday’s jog-through practice. “Erik’s going to have to show us something before the game,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Obviously we’re going […]

McCarthy: Sunday Is Our Night

Mike McCarthy

Confidence instills confidence. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is supremely confident about this game and I suspect his team is too. After Friday’s practice, McCarthy had this to say. “We’ve had an opportunity to go over every situation twice for our game plan, so we’re ready to go. The one thing you want to […]

This Is How The Steelers Prepare For The Super Bowl

Hines Ward

Hey, they’ve been in the Super Bowl a few times in recent years, so maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t need to worry about the usual distractions. Maybe they have their own way of preparing. I’m sure if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t engaged, he’d be out boozing and trying to rape hook up with some local […]

Perry, Not Trgovac, Appears To Be The Guy In Philly

Darren Perry

A week ago, Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac appeared destined for a defensive coordinator job, either in Denver, where his old boss John Fox was named coach, or Philadelphia, which has been sitting on their hands since firing Sean McDermott. It now looks like Trgovac will be staying with the Packers, unless […]

Zombo Is Back, Walden Sits

Frank Zombo

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Frank Zombo, who hasn’t played in a game since spraining his posterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 12 at Detroit, finally returned to practice today. While that’s a boost for the Packers, Zombo’s replacement and the guy who has been outplaying him, Erik Walden, sat out Friday’s session with the sprained […]

Trgovac Could Be On His Way Out

Mike Trgovac

Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac looks like he’s going to have some job offers once the Packers season ends. The Denver Broncos — who’ve hired Trgovac’s former boss, John Fox, as their head coach — appear ready to offer Trgovac their defensive coordinator job. It’s a role Trgovac is familiar with — […]

Ref From First Packers-Bears Game Gets NFC Championship

Terry McAulay, the referee from the first matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, has been assigned to the NFC Championship game. Why is that significant? The Packers committed a team-record 18 penalties in their first game with the Bears this season, essentially handing Chicago a win. Those 18 penalties added up to […]

Packers Have Looked Into Atlanta Replay Situation

If you remember the first time the Green Bay Packers played the Atlanta Falcons this season, you’ll remember coach Mike McCarthy not challenging a fourth-and-3 catch by Falcons tight end Tony Gonzales. The replay showed Gonzales didn’t make the catch, but the televisions in the Georgia Dome were delayed at least 15 seconds and the […]

Packers Hang On, Advance To Atlanta In Nail-Biter

Aaron Rodgers

It came down to the wire again, but Tramon Williams came up big and the Packers held on to beat Philadelphia 21-16 in a game highlighted by missed field goals and the sudden appearance of a Green Bay running game. Michael Vick nearly led the Eagles back, marching his team down the field in less […]

The Packers Are Bad In Close Games; Here’s Why

Mike McCarthy

All six of the Green Bay Packers losses have come by four points or less, this season. To be exact, four losses have come by three points and two have come by four. Meanwhile, the Packers average margin of victory is a shade less than 17 points per game. That last statistic is slightly misleading […]

What’s With Mike McCarthy And Clock Management?

Mike McCarthy

Although Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave his usual there’s-nothing-to-see-here, I’m-right-and-you’re-wrong explanation, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be questioned for the way he handled the end of the Packers loss to the New England Patriots. As you probably know, with more than 20 seconds left and no time outs, the Packers faced a fourth-and-1, […]