Packers coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t know exactly what his offensive staff workflow will look like next season.
But he knows one thing for sure — he’s going to continue to call plays.
“Those are conversations that will start Wednesday,” McCarthy said, via Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’ll tell you I will be calling the plays from here on in. How we structure our staff, that’s really what lies ahead.”
McCarthy gave up the duties to offensive coordinator Tom Clements last season, hoping to take a broader view of his team and be better able to address other problem areas. But then his offense became the problem, so he took back the play-calling in December.
“I think anytime you make change, you look at it every year,” he said. “The things you change and adjust, that obviously was a big change. It was a big type of change with the structure we put forth offensively. What I was trying to accomplish with being a balanced team, I felt that was accomplished with defense and special teams.
“Obviously, we didn’t get it done on offense. The structure was obviously a part of the failure on offense. That will be closely evaluated.”
McCarthy insisted the problems weren’t exclusively Clements’ faults, and that he was a “valued assistant,” whom he planned to have back next year. But it’s clear the evaluation of the Packers offense is going to be another offseason-long project, which is going to take more than the health of Jordy Nelson to fix.