No. They have plenty of talent. They have a HOF QB, a franchise left tackle, a legitimate No. 1 receiver, a dynamic RB, a defense capable of competency. Yes, Ted Thompson left the cupboard bare at edge rusher, safety and guard, but overall there are plenty of teams with less talent. The Packers need their talent to play better.
This doesn't make any sense.
Right now, the biggest problem is the Packers need their quarterback to play better. But if Aaron Rodgers can't stay on schedule, that would seem to be reflective of coaching. So it's honestly both.
It's lack of execution, not lack of talent. Very different things.
That's probably a reasonable assumption. Special teams have been dreck this season.
They don't even come close to leading the NFL in injuries this season. This is a false narrative that is rather ridiculous when you look at the entire scope of the league.
I think it would be really hard for any team to trust Josh McDaniels after he reneged on the Colts last offseason.
I mean, if absolutely nothing else, the man has earned the right to finish this thing out. Mike McCarthy is a good, respectable head coach. The Packers won a Super Bowl with him as their head coach. I literally drove on a road named after him each day on my way to Lambeau Field. That counts for something.
It's a league-wide epidemic every year. Football has a 100 percent injury rate.
It would have cost them even more if they hadn't done it when they did. Pretty easy decision.
Aaron Rodgers was the best QB alive in late 2016 and early 2017, before the collarbone. That wasn't so long ago. That's not to say there haven't been issues this season, because obviously there have, along with early 2016 and 2015.
I'll let them know that right away, Ted.
I get that, but by the same token. what do you expect him to look like when he's not winning? You expect him to be bouncy and full of joy? Because that ain't happening, and it shouldn't. It's a byproduct of losing. So I understand it.
I get your point, Mad Dog. I think it's lazy to put this all on Mike McCarthy. The bottom line is the QB trumps the coach. And with the QB getting older, the title window is closing. If the QB and coach can't succeed together, and their recent track record pretty strongly suggests that's the case, one of them has to go. It isn't going to be the QB.
That is not going to happen.
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