Packers Morning Buzz: Mike McCarthy faces hurdles if he wants another NFL coaching job
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Rob Reischel of ForbesSports writing that the Packers' strong start under Matt LaFleur (7-2 even with Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Chargers) is just one of the factors that could make it more difficult for former Packers coach Mike McCarthy to land another NFL head-coaching job.
McCarthy is being paid $9 million by the Packers to not coach this season, and he’s spent the year at his home in Green Bay. While McCarthy’s on-field résumé is impressive, there will be several factors working against him, including:
• Green Bay’s 7-1 start in 2019.
• His relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
• Why he didn’t win more than one Super Bowl, despite having two Hall of Fame quarterbacks?
• And why he berated a high school basketball official in Feb., 2019?
Brian Billick led Baltimore to a Super Bowl championship in 2000, lasted seven more seasons with the Ravens, and was never given another head coaching job. Could a similar fate await McCarthy?
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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports paints a more optimistic picture of McCarthy's job prospects:
The Packers are reviewing their West Coast preparations after Sunday's debacle at the Los Angeles Chargers, with a Nov. 24 game at San Francisco looming:
With Davante Adams back, the Packers seemed to forget about involving the running backs in their passing game:
ICYMI, Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski break down what went wrong in their Green 19 Packers Podcast:
Packers tickets remain a hot seller:
A welcome step down in class after facing Philip Rivers:
The way the Packers lost raises questions of character, writes Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal:
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk tries to interpret the meaning of Rodgers' postgame comments:
Deion Sanders of NFL Network believes the Packers need to have more faith in their running game:
Rodgers took a step backward in the MVP race, and there's a new name in the mix:
And finally: Hey, Bears fans ... this is not good:
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