The Green Bay Packers are reeling while the answers to why still keep popping up. Coach Mike McCarthy, who once was a fiery leader, seems to have calmed down and so has the team.
According to Bob McGinn of Packers News, McCarthy is just one example, but most likely the biggest reason the club isn’t operating as they have in the past.
The talent seems to be there, the system won a Super Bowl, so can one reason it’s the captain of the ship?
‘After his poorest coaching job last year, McCarthy hasn’t performed much, if any, better this year. A few years ago, players used to salute what they called McCarthy’s swagger. He used to talk about “bringing our brand” to such-and-such a city and being “nobody’s underdog.” He was on their wavelength. What McCarthy presents to the public doesn’t count as much as what he says to the team day after day in meetings. Still, it matters, but nowadays he sells neither himself nor his program, preferring a “boring by design” approach, as he put it in September.’