Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

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, […]

Thank You, Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn is my new favorite Packer. The third-year quarterback more than held his own in his first start on the road against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Sunday night.  He dominated the first half, not making a mistake until a pick-six early in the second half that was wideout James Jones’ fault, […]

McCarthy Changes Tune: Door Open For Rodgers To Play

Aaron Rodgers

Just about everyone was ready to declare quarterback Aaron Rodgers a no go for the Green Bay Packers’ game against the New England Patriots. Not so fast. Today, Rodgers attended practice for the first time since suffering a concussion on Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers is working his way through the medical process, the […]

Packers In Trouble At Linebacker, Too

Frank Zombo

While everyone in the great state of Wisconsin is concerned about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his availability for Sunday’s game after suffering his second concussion of the season, his status will be up in the air as he undergoes tests throughout the week. The injury news isn’t getting any better for the […]

Bigby Could Return This Week

Atari Bigby

Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby, who’s spent more time standing around on the sideline this season than he has on the field, could return from his latest injury as early as this week. Bigby took part in a limited portion of practice on Thursday and passed a running test before practice, which is the […]

Lang, McDonald Could Be Future Starters On Offensive Line

After the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons, we were quick to point out the offensive line’s ineffectual run blocking. It was pretty clear after the loss that everyone not named Josh Sitton was struggling in the running game and the stats backed it up. The Packers showed improvement against an inferior opponent […]

Jenkins Out This Week, Maybe Longer

Cullen Jenkins

Fresh off setting a career high in sacks after a two-sack performance against San Francisco, Green Bay Packers defensive end Cullen Jenkins got some bad news — the calf strain he suffered on Sunday will keep him out of this week’s game with Detroit and possibly longer. “It may be a couple weeks. When you’re […]

Starks’ Future Looks Bright

James Starks

Not that it’s time to anoint rookie running back James Starks the second coming, but the sixth-round pick looks like he might have a bright future with the Green Bay Packers. Starks ran for 73 yards on 18 carries in the Packers’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday. Meanwhile, starting halfback Brandon Jackson got […]