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Mike McCarthy says he’s going to continue to call plays

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers calls a play during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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17 Responses to “Mike McCarthy says he’s going to continue to call plays”
  1. vikingdoode says: Jan 19, 2016 7:16 AM

    Tom Clements if you have any self respect. I would leave!

  2. guessthenguessagain says: Jan 19, 2016 7:21 AM

    Third place in the division next year. Book it.

  3. magnumpimustache says: Jan 19, 2016 7:22 AM

    Mike McCarthy should call a hail Mary on every play. They are almost 100% on that play.

    He will be gone after next year

  4. gophersnot says: Jan 19, 2016 7:31 AM

    Over inflated ego and over inflated waistline.

  5. artvan15 says: Jan 19, 2016 8:01 AM

    It don’t matter. You will get conservative and choke in the end MM.

  6. rosstuckershair says: Jan 19, 2016 8:06 AM

    I think his time would be better served in designing some new plays with route trees that don’t end up with receivers in the same spot. Plays that don’t rely on scrambling Rodgers, the play breaking down and receiver freelancing to get open.

    That would be a start

  7. haughville says: Jan 19, 2016 8:42 AM

    The old saying that sometimes you need to hear a new voice after so many years…I think that time has come for Green Bay. McCarthy seems to be full of himself and I think a fresh start would be welcome.

  8. blakeden says: Jan 19, 2016 8:50 AM

    Similar to last years loss, he throws out a bunch of mumbo jumbo to keep his job another year…..

  9. briscocountyjr says: Jan 19, 2016 9:32 AM

    Fans who “own stock” should call plays since they have part ownership of the team.

  10. tjacks7 says: Jan 19, 2016 9:54 AM

    Well, it really made a big difference this year.

  11. skimbell says: Jan 19, 2016 10:25 AM

    Here’s a BIG coaching tip Mike.
    Figure out a way to get Janis on the field.
    7 catches for 145yds and 2 TD’s, and he’s fast enough to get the DB’s off the line. That’s what you want Mike.
    Adams can’t catch a cold and you keep playing and throwing at him like he’s a star.
    Wake up.

  12. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 19, 2016 11:41 AM

    I like his play calling, “21 Mash Potatoes left, Gravy Power Drive”, is one of my favorites.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 19, 2016 1:31 PM

    Remember when McNuggets took over the play-calling duties during the season and the Packer fans announced that all their problems were solved? They’re so cute!

  14. egwern says: Jan 19, 2016 2:10 PM

    MM needs to go back to working a toll booth on the freeway. His play calling is awful (not to mention making in game adjustments – another skill he lacks). Look at the cardinals game: end of the game, need to drive the field, little time on the clock – what does he call? Screen pass to the fullback (Kuhn) and a running play with Lacy up the gut!!!?! Tying the game came down to Rodgers performing a miracle. MM is a bad combination of dumb and haughty. Remember: he his the same man who passed on drafting Rodgers in the first place when he was the OC of the 49ers and now needs the QB to keep him in games despite the coach’s own mediocrity. MM will always be the guy who coached the Pack to a lose in one championship game against the Seahawks and stood by as Plexico was burning them in another championship game against the Giants and announced to the world that he thought the corners were doing a good job on the receiver and no adjustments were needed. What a dud! He will never be a good coach. He is lucky to have two hall of fame quarterbacks over his tenure. Still, he can’t get the job done. When the Pack won the Super Bowl with Rodgers they were the youngest team in the league. They should have been a dynasty. With MM they have been a disappointment.

  15. savojah says: Jan 19, 2016 2:43 PM

    Wow this guy should be out of a job. Most overrated coach in the league.

  16. mark1021 says: Jan 19, 2016 5:19 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jan 19, 2016 1:31 PM

    Remember when McNuggets took over the play-calling duties during the season and the Packer fans announced that all their problems were solved? They’re so cute!
    —————
    And yet, the Packers once again went deeper into the playoffs than the wide left Vikings.

    SKOL = Still Keep On Losing.

  17. h0metownzero says: Jan 19, 2016 6:24 PM

    I wonder if McCarthy’s resume will be enough to get him to Canton.

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