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Mike McCarthy signs contract extension

Mike McCarthy

While there won’t be any player transactions for the next week, coaching contract extensions will be allowed.

The Packers announced an extension for coach Mike McCarthy on Friday evening, fresh off his Super Bowl victory.  Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reports it’s believed to be a three-year extension.

That means both McCarthy and G.M. Ted Thompson are signed through 2015.  A previous report in the same newspaper said McCarthy was set to make roughly $5 million-per-year on his deal.  Silverstein also reports all the Packers assistants signed extensions through 2012.

“We are very pleased to finalize this agreement with Mike,” Thompson said in a statement. “He’s a good football coach, a good leader, and a good man. I look forward to working with Mike into the future.”

It’s been quite a journey for McCarthy, who was a surprise hire after a disastrous season running the 49ers offense before he landed in Green Bay.

Green Bay has a great young nucleus of players in place that have grown together in McCarthy/Thompson’s system.  Now the players should be able to stay in that system throughout their primes.

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29 Responses to “Mike McCarthy signs contract extension”
  1. shimmitysham says: Mar 4, 2011 6:12 PM

    Just as important is the note of getting the assistants and coordinators extended through 2012. They have a hell of a staff from top to bottom.

  2. jimmysee says: Mar 4, 2011 6:19 PM

    also great to have Don Capers for at least two more years!

  3. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 4, 2011 6:22 PM

    It took Holmgren five years to win a Super Bowl. It took McCarthy five years. Score? Tied.

    It took Favre four full years as a starter to win the Super Bowl. It took Rodgers three full years as a starter. Score? Rodgers wins, Favre loses, LOL.

    Congrats, Ted and McCarthy – you deserve it!

  4. garyman1 says: Mar 4, 2011 6:32 PM

    Well deserved… and more good news for Packerland. Congrats Coach !

  5. goombar2 says: Mar 4, 2011 7:04 PM

    I hope McCarthy is happy with it. 5 mil is nothing to sneeze at, but isn’t rookie coach Harbaugh making that?

    Of course, when you expect the players to take a little less, shouldn’t the coach too? It cool when management follows the same philosophy as the players. Another recipe for success.

  6. boxstuffer says: Mar 4, 2011 7:29 PM

    Excellent.

  7. Wisconsin77 says: Mar 4, 2011 7:49 PM

    “It took Favre four full years as a starter to win the Super Bowl. It took Rodgers three full years as a starter. Score? Rodgers wins, Favre loses, LOL.”

    Took Favre 5 years (4 years as a starter after inheriting a 4 and 12 team).

    Took Rodgers 6 years (3 as a starter after inheriting a 13-3 team).

    Clear winner: Favre

  8. scudbot says: Mar 4, 2011 8:01 PM

    Oh, yeah. Stability through 2012 and maybe beyond. This is the tits.

  9. schemefactory says: Mar 4, 2011 8:06 PM

    i just want to hear from one of the people who were commenting here a year ago calling for thompson and mccarthy to be fired. where are all you favre lovers? you seem really quiet now…

  10. jw731 says: Mar 4, 2011 8:21 PM

    I’m not a Packers fan, but the fact he coached a super bowl winning team, with all those season ending injuries that team had, is remarkable. Head Coaches are basically CEO’s of football teams, and when the business succeeds, they should be paid as such.

  11. schemefactory says: Mar 4, 2011 8:29 PM

    seriously! can one of you people who wanted this man fired one short year ago show up and explain yourself?!? packers fans were split over this issue- where are you naysayers now?~

  12. worldchampsx13 says: Mar 4, 2011 9:22 PM

    OK OK

    I am man enough to admit that for a short time I was one of those who was leaning towards wanting McCarthy fired. (I wasn’t calling for him to be run out of town, but I had my doubts.) Let me be clear, however, that I’ve NEVER wanted Ted Thompson ousted. I think he’s done a fantastic job since he got to town and has been unfairly lambasted due to his apparent social awkwardness and the hangover anger a lot of people have over how the whole Favre thing played out.

    The reason I wasn’t sold on McCarthy was that I, like a lot of other monday morning quarterbacks, was not a fan of his late game play calling. I felt it was on him that the team always came out hot and fizzled in the second half, allowing the other team to get back into the game. I didn’t think he had what it took to be a closer, as was evident by all the close games the Packers have lost over the last few years. I felt like there was something he should have been able to do to motivate his guys to get them to keep the pedal to the floor. Hell, look at the Superbowl as a perfect example! Offense did next to nothing from midway through the second quarter.

    However, there is no such thing as a perfect coach, and whether or not my frustration with the team is his fault or the leaders on the field is unknown. Mike brought home a Lombardi trophy with a team more beat up than any other in the league, and although it wasn’t always pretty, I officially apologize to coach for ever doubting him. He deserves the extension and we are lucky to have him!

  13. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Mar 4, 2011 11:07 PM

    Congrats to Coach Mike and all of the Assistant Coaches. It was truly a group effort so it’s good to see that all of ‘the group’ has been rewarded. Go Pack!

  14. 504in860 says: Mar 4, 2011 11:14 PM

    Maybe MCarthy is one of those guys who’s a better head coach than coordinator. He was an AWFUL play-caller with the Saints and 49ers.

  15. thefiesty1 says: Mar 4, 2011 11:35 PM

    Keep Capers on the frozen tundra jimmy see. He did such a great job with the Texans. Maybe with Thompson there he will do better.

  16. johnnyb216 says: Mar 5, 2011 12:39 AM

    Winning!

  17. theclaymaker says: Mar 5, 2011 1:39 AM

    Signing the coach for the long haul is common sense.

    NFL Dynasties:

    60s Packers
    70s Steelers
    80s 49ers
    90s Cowboys
    00s Patriots
    10s Packers

  18. p4ck3r5 says: Mar 5, 2011 1:57 AM

    go PACKERS!

  19. 30ptbuck says: Mar 5, 2011 5:48 AM

    Wisconsin77 says:
    Mar 4, 2011 7:49 PM
    “It took Favre four full years as a starter to win the Super Bowl. It took Rodgers three full years as a starter. Score? Rodgers wins, Favre loses, LOL.”

    Took Favre 5 years (4 years as a starter after inheriting a 4 and 12 team).

    Took Rodgers 6 years (3 as a starter after inheriting a 13-3 team).

    Clear winner: Favre
    ___________________________________

    It took BrINT just 7 games to start using pain Killers and start a long addiction culminating in alcohol and drug counseling in 1995.
    Clear Winner: Rodgers
    BrINT father of child out of Wedlock with 20 year old Deanna 1989 before he knew where Green Bay was
    Clear Winner: Rodgers
    It took BrINT just 7 years to marry his baby momma after she made him go to alcohol and drug counseling
    Clear Winner : Rodgers
    It took BrINT just 3 years after his first counseling failed to have to go back to alcohol rehab in 1999
    Clear Winner : Rodgers
    All of Packer career BrINT cheating on baby momma/wife
    Clear Winner : Rodgers
    It took BrINT 5 years before he started talking retirement http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-5108504/aHR0cDovL3BxYXNiLnBxYXJjaGl2ZXIuY29tL25ld3NkYXkvYWNjZXNzLzE0%20MDMzMDM3Lmh0bWw/ZGlkcz0xNDAzMzAzNzoxNDAzMzAzNyZhbXA7Rk1UPUFC%20UyZhbXA7Rk1UUz1BQlM6RlQmYW1wO3R5cGU9Y3VycmVudCZhbXA7ZGF0ZT1K%20YW4rMDMlMjUyQysxOTk3JmFtcDthdXRob3I9QnkrQm9iK0dsYXViZXIuK1NU%20QUZGK1dSSVRFUiZhbXA7cHViPU5ld3NkYXkrJTI1MjhDb21iaW5lZCtlZGl0%20aW9ucyUyNTI5JmFtcDtkZXNjPU5GQytQTEFZT0ZGUyslMjUyRitQQUNLRVJT%20K1ZTLis0OUVSUyslMjUyRitQYWNraW5n
    Clear Winner : Rodgers
    It took BrINT (unknown) years to start sexting women who weren’t his wife
    Clear Winner: Rodgers
    It only took 16 years of bull crap to get rid of that lying, Play off choking, OT throwing interception, adulterating, I have my own locker room,alcoholic, drama queen,immature mess of a man
    Clear Winner: Green Bay Packers 2010 Superbowl 45 Champions just as many Superbowl Victories with Favre as Without him since 1992 + 1 More QB SB MVP award to a good guy Rodgers

  20. stellarperformance says: Mar 5, 2011 7:51 AM

    The Favre supporters are coming out of the woodwork? What for? The guy played for a long time……that’s his claim to fame.

    “But he put the Packers back on the map!”

    Really? Did you ever consider that any level of success he may have had was the result of the team surrounding him, and not him at all? After all…if he is one of the greatest QB’s to play the game, why does he only have one SuperBowl, a Super Bowl in which he didn’t play particularly well?

    Maybe he was just getting in the way of all the other Packer QB’s that went on to start for other teams during his reign. Majkowski (Indianapolis,) Brooks (New Orleans,) Brunell (Jacksonville,) Pederson (Philadelphia,) Detmer (Philadelphia,) Hasselbeck (Seattle.) These guys were STARTERS.

    The guys listed above maybe haven’t had a large degree of personal success either, but maybe the teams surrounding them weren’t as good as the Packer teams surrounding Favre. Maybe Favre was just “in the way” all those years non-SuperBowl years…..a lot of them.

    Rodgers….hands down…the best in all comparisons between the two…even if he got run over by a bus tomorrow.

  21. pack15forever says: Mar 5, 2011 8:49 AM

    The Packers are being very smart. They are holding on to their coaches and most of their players which translates to being competitive for many years to come and the possibility of multiple Super Bowls. The only thing that can stop this team is a lock out.

  22. spawnsacs says: Mar 5, 2011 9:03 AM

    Actually, the only thing that can stop this team is the team. Because prima donna QB’s, running said QB out of town and taking 2 years of flak from idiots about it, said QB revenging his way to a division rival, said QB boasting about his new team, putting up 45 points in the playoffs…and losing, 16 IR players and a concussed star QB could not stop them.

  23. 13xworldchamps says: Mar 5, 2011 9:09 AM

    It took BrINT just 7 games to start using pain Killers and start a long addiction culminating in alcohol and drug counseling in 1995.
    Clear Winner: Rodgers
    BrINT father of child out of Wedlock with 20 year old Deanna 1989 before he knew where Green Bay was
    Clear Winner: Rodgers
    ————————————————–

    Everyone………….PLEASE…..PLEASE…..PLEASE..

    Let’s all Packer fans stop with the Favre Stuff…We have one of the best young QB’S in the league who just had one of the best playoff runs of all time……LET IT GO……He doesn’t need to be compared to anyone…….Live your lives and bask in the Glory of the Lombardi trophy being back were it belongs……..Favre stuff needs to heal…..

  24. jc1958cool says: Mar 5, 2011 9:32 AM

    GREEN & GOLD repeat! just need to resign cullen jenkins, ryan pickett is getting a little old!

  25. johnnyb216 says: Mar 5, 2011 9:43 AM

    I agree with 13xworldchamps. We really do need to let all this favre business die. We beat him twice last year and had a blast watching his life fall apart in the process. We just won the freaking super bowl!!!!!! If we can’t forget it after that, when will we be able to forget? He is retired (probably) and no longer poses a threat to us. Plus, we just won the freaking super bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. footballrulz says: Mar 5, 2011 10:46 AM

    Amen on the stop the Favre talk. For goodenss sakes this is a thread about MM getting an extension. Favre is history–let it go!

  27. Canyonero says: Mar 5, 2011 12:23 PM

    He certainly deserves it!

    Count me among those who didn’t get him getting hired in the first place. I’m not a huge Packers fan or anything, but when it was announced a few years ago my reaction was “the OC from SF??”

    They’ve built the team the right way, and it’s a fun team to watch.

  28. lilsmoky says: Mar 5, 2011 5:22 PM

    Wow 30ptbuck. You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Nothing more to say.

  29. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Mar 7, 2011 1:32 PM

    I would hope the pressure stays on Slocum to get the special teams turned around…that was the guy I wanted gone all of the last 2 years.

    I agree that MM is seriously a better HC than co-ordinator…sometime you just don’t know. I remember people wanting TT’s head the second they signed MM…ridiculous.

    And while we’re focused on fans bashing their coaches and GM’s…..funny how the Viking trolls are coming out of the woodwork to pipe in, yet when their own coach (Chilly) made one move after another (Favre, Moss, etc..), the Vikes were a sure thing to bring home a trophy. The second Chilly get’s the hook and all of you Twinkie Pinkies turned the cheek like you never were on board for him. Hypocritical with a capital H.

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