Former Packers defensive tackle Gilbert Brown says the team’s loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday is the strongest sign to date that it’s time for a new coach in Green Bay.
Speaking on WSSP in Milwaukee, Brown ripped Packers coach Mike McCarthy for the coaching job he’s done this season.
“It is the head coach’s fault,” Brown said, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Everything that goes on starts with the big man upfront.”
When it was pointed out to Brown that the Packers have personnel issues, which would seem to suggest that General Manager Ted Thompson is the problem, Brown said it’s still McCarthy’s job to find a way to win with the players he has.
“It doesn’t matter,” Brown said. “It doesn’t matter with the talent and what you put on the field if you keep making mistakes week in and week out and you don’t correct it and the same thing keeps going on.”
Brown, who played with Brett Favre in Green Bay from 1993 to 2003, said the Packers’ two losses to Favre and the Vikings doomed the whole season to failure.
“The Vikings have stole our swagger, period,” Brown said. “Everybody on that team stole our swagger. Took our quarterback. Took our heart on Lambeau Field. Took our heart in front of millions of fans on TV. Then you go out and lose to an 0-7 team. The debacle started when they played the Vikings right there. The two Vikings games crushed the season.”