It’s rare to see Packers coach Mike McCarthy show a lot of emotion, but his team apparently saw plenty of it yesterday.
And from the tone and text of his remarks after an embarrassing 27-13 loss to the Eagles, changes could be coming soon.
“I’m disappointed as the head coach of this team because we have a recurring issue that I have to get fixed, and we’ll get on that tomorrow,” McCarthy said, via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It wasn’t so much the loss as the fact the Eagles held the ball for the final nine minutes and 32 seconds of the game, and the Packers couldn’t get off the field. After the Bears won last week with an 18-play drive, the Packers have a right to be steamed with the play of their defense late in games.
“I can take a loss, but I can’t take us losing in the manner we’ve lost these last two weeks,” nose tackle Ryan Pickett said. “Gotta get off the field, man. Gotta give our offense another opportunity, and we’re just not.
“It’s bad. There ain’t no other way you can put it. We didn’t do a good job of finishing, and that’s the hurtful part of this loss.”
What that means in terms of accountability remains to be seen but McCarthy’s tone makes it clear something’s coming.