Blame McCar thy
The firing of Ted Thompson and Dom Capers and others may have been overdue. It is also a case of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
Let’s be honest. These firings came about because of the injury to Aaron Rodgers. His play masked the inadequacies of Capers’ defenses for years. But when the Packers got close to the Super Bowl, the defense got a bye.
Ted Thompson was making bad choices lately or no choice at all. He was in effect throwing Mike McCarthy under the bus to explain / live with those mistakes. But Aaron Rodgers was there and those mistakes could be overlooked: as long as the Packers were close to a Super Bowl. Just the same old, same old.
But in the end the person responsible for this implosion was McCarthy. He’s the winner. He is still employed, with an extension no less.
Probably one of his most important jobs was to be prepared to have a backup quarterback in case of an injury to Rodgers. It happened in 2013. He failed. Again. Brett Hundley was not ready and was not the answer.
Now McCarthy has two years at least. He gets to pick the new defensive coordinator. You know he will have input for the next general manager. This new GM will have to work with McCarthy. Besides that fact, the Packers will make the playoffs next year.
I’m not overstating at all that Aaron Rodgers is the most irreplaceable player in the NFL. John R. Godfrey Milwaukee