Ah, Mike McCarthy. The head buffoon. If he has his way, he’ll be coaching the Green Bay Packers for eight more years.
That’s what he relayed to Mike Vandermause yesterday.
“Working in Green Bay, there’s nothing like getting up every day and going to Lambeau Field,” said McCarthy on Wednesday. “I love the people I work with. I love where I work, and more importantly I love what I do. I feel like I’m at halftime, frankly, hopefully.”
Yes, it’s true that we don’t think much of McCarthy. He’s probably the absolute worst at in-game adjustments, doesn’t inspire any sort of fire in his teams and for some reason, stubbornly sticks with veteran starters who’d get benched anywhere else.
That being said, he does win.
McCarthy is 88-50-1 overall, which is a .641 winning percentage. That puts him fourth overall in the latter category in Packers history. He’s made the playoffs in six of his eight seasons at the helm.
We’re not going to sit and argue with those results, especially when very few NFL teams can claim something similar. We just think, at times, that McCarthy is maddening.
And he’s planning on hanging around for quite some time.