Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that linebacker Nick Barnett and tight end Jermichael Finley made a “poor decision” by complaining on Twitter about initially not being part of the team’s photo.
Barnett agrees with the sentiment.
“If I knew the trouble it would have stirred I would have kept my mouth shut!!!” Barnett wrote Thursday after finding out how his coach felt.
McCarthy said that he changed the photo date after talking to his team captains, not because of what Barnett said. It’s worth noting McCarthy seemed more annoyed with his players than the media.
It’s a lesson that more than one NFL team has learned over the last two years: Twitter creates fires that the team often needs to put out.
(And with that, we promise to stop posting on this story. On to the next “total overreaction.”)