Morning Buzz: McCarthy's future and more
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Ryan Wood spoke with a bevy of former NFL coaches to write on how history is working against Mike McCarthy in his elongated tenure in Green Bay.
The last time the Packers (4-5) were under .500 this late into the fall with a healthy Aaron Rodgers at quarterback was 2008, his first year as starter. They are 9-12 in their past 21 games.
Is McCarthy’s job safe? Those who know the league can’t envision general manager Ted Thompson pulling the plug, but history brings an uncomfortable reality.
Eventually, great NFL coaches get fired.
Be sure to read the whole thing.
Bob McGinn writes that Ted Thompson made a mistake in not signing tight end Vernon Davis, who will play against the Packers on Sunday night in Washington.
The newest Packer, running back Christine Michael, is in the midst of a crash course learning McCarthy’s offense. Tom Silverstein details his work here.
Wood has the latest on Clay Matthews, who says he plans on playing Sunday night.
You can hear from Matthews himself in the video below:
Matthews: 'Feel good about where I'm at'
Bob McGinn and Michael Cohen break down the loss to the Titans and preview the matchup in Washington in their latest podcast.
I spoke with Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic to learn a bit more about the team the Packers will face off against Sunday night:
Opposite Sideline: Green Bay-Washington
Aaron Rodgers appeared on Packers Live over at the team’s official website.
Ty Dunne did a deep dive on Rodgers’ leadership and examined how the franchise quarterback is at a crossroads in his career:
Jeff Janis allowed the official team website to follow him along on a hunting outing.
The Packers have to tune out the noise and focus in on Washington:
Mark Murphy and Ted Thompson do a good job of disappearing during the season. That isn’t necessarily a good thing.