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Mike McCarthy not happy with questions about Packers offense

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 09:  Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers watches action during a game against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field on October 9, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Packers moved to 3-1 against the Giants last Sunday night in a performance that featured some good things on offense mixed in with some less positive results.

Green Bay put up 406 yards and ran for 147 yards against the Giants, but two turnovers, dropped passes and a 23-of-45 night for quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped limit them to 23 points. The performance fit into what we’ve seen from the Packers over the course of this season in terms of inconsistency, particularly when it comes to the passing game, but that didn’t make coach Mike McCarthy any more receptive to questions about the unit.

“You know, we had 400 yards of offense, so I don’t know why the hell I’ve got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

McCarthy did say that the team is spending more time on the passing game than they have in the past, a process that has included more playing time for players like Trevor Davis and Ty Montgomery at wide receiver. The coach suggested that working new players into the lineup has had an impact on the performance, but that he isn’t worried about things coming together over time.

Rodgers said the same and argued that things “would have looked a lot better on paper and actually live, as well” if the team had made one or two more plays a game. That’s true, but it’s a good bet that they’re going to continue to get questions until they’re making them on a more consistent basis.

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  1. jjb0811 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:01 AM

    Its the post season where they choke!

  2. internetcommenter7 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:03 AM

    You know who else had 400 yards of offense? Tom Brady.

    Also, McCarthy’s personality, visage, and coaching combine for thousands of yards of offense a day. (Word play is fun)

  3. ariani1985 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:08 AM

    but, but but the Vikings were lucky to catch turd Bay early says a Packer troll! yeah, now we would smoke you by 21 instead of dominating you by 3!

  4. gtodriver says: Oct 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    “You know, we had 400 yards of offense, so I don’t know why the hell I’ve got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    Earth the McCarthy…

    Your offense had the ball for almost 37 minutes and only won the game by 7 points.

    Your offense is 25th in the NFL overall, is tied for last in pass plays over 40 yards, has lost 2 fumbles and been intercepted and been intercepted 3 times.

    If you don’t want to answer questions about your offense’s problems – maybe you should resign.

  5. artvan15 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:11 AM

    That offense is terrible. Wait till they play another good defense.

  6. SexBoat Captain says: Oct 13, 2016 9:11 AM

    Better than answering questions on why you can’t stop the Zimm Reaper ? #Dead man walking

  7. weepingjebus says: Oct 13, 2016 9:13 AM

    It’s more that the Giants are so bad that anything under 800 yards and 50 points against them is worrisome.

  8. troy43mvp says: Oct 13, 2016 9:13 AM

    The franchise has built an expectation and they are obviously having a much harder time achieving that expectation. Why does it have to be an elephant in the room? Maybe they are afraid that the locker room will think negative. Either way coach and practice your way to better route running and better separation.

  9. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 9:14 AM

    Ugh. We’re lucky to be 3-1 for sure. Gotta pick it up boys. Vike’s aren’t going anywhere. Sigh. GO. PACK.

    >

  10. bassplucker says: Oct 13, 2016 9:22 AM

    Their next two games are against an average Cowboys defense and a Bears D that got shredded by a bad Colts team. Albeit, 4 days apart but both at home (plenty of love from the league office there.) Those two opponents should help them get out of whatever funk they’re currently in.

  11. squared80 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:27 AM

    You put just an average QB on that team and they are terrible. Everyone loves Ted Thompson but nobody can explain why. Because his drafted players start? Most of those ‘starters’ would be backups anywhere else. Poor ARod is wasting away in Green Bay. Shame.

  12. fartweasel says: Oct 13, 2016 9:27 AM

    Their team has been exposed. Penalties and free plays are what power that high octane offense. Look it up, they have 3 times the free penalty yards given to their offense as the next closest team. If it isn’t a 60 yard PI, then it’s a free play on a defensive offsides, or a free play when they catch 12 men on defense. This is literally part of their play book. When they don’t have the zebra’s in their pocket, they lose. Simple.

  13. vikingjack73 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:28 AM

    More playing time at WR for Ty Montgomery & Trevor Davis??
    What happened to the all-World stud, Jeff Janis that Packers fans everywhere slobbered over at the end of last year???

    And the author, Josh Alper is wrong about the Packers offense being inconsistent THIS YEAR. That offense has been inconsistent since the start of LAST YEAR. Check the stats

    In 2015, Aaron Rodgers had his most inconsistent season since he first took over for Favre in 2008
    With Eddie Lacy hobbling with a bad ankle, their offense will be one-dimensional vs Dallas

  14. codythao35 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:31 AM

    Then do something about it, show ur a man instead of a woman. But unfortunately, that’s the best you can come up with.

  15. bondlake says: Oct 13, 2016 9:31 AM

    As a GB shareholder, I can say that this team stinks.

    Much of the blame lies with Ted Thompson, who’s as inspiring as a wet dishrag. While other teams go out and get quality free agents (viz., the Broncos, Patriots, Vikings), GB shops at the secondhand store and then wonders why they get damaged goods.

    The power rankings, as meaningless as they tend to be, rank GB in the top 5. I don’t think they belong in the top 20.

    It’s a shameful waste of Aaron Rodgers’ career.

  16. tjacks7 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:32 AM

    Haven’t you heard? The ageless wonder Jordy Nelson is back and Eddie Lacy is slightly less fat. The Packers offense is top 5 again. That’s what I heard all offseason anyways.

  17. zod999 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:32 AM

    I like it when Lumpy gets testy. That means he might actually change something.

  18. tjacks7 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:34 AM

    With a top 5 offense and a defense that’s “just as good” as Minnesota’s… This team should be nearly impossible to beat.

  19. Sal Tynuts says: Oct 13, 2016 9:36 AM

    So testy…….

  20. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 13, 2016 9:37 AM

    McMuffin gets paid big bucks to speak to the press and answer questions–it’s part of his job, period. I believe his testiness=being on the hot seat (which he should be).

  21. possumsauce says: Oct 13, 2016 9:39 AM

    If only the rest of us could so easily blow off valid criticisms when mired in a 53-week streak of sucking at our job. Bragging about 400 yards against the 2016 Giants defense is about as legit as bragging about dunking on your kid brother in a game of Nerf hoop.

  22. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 13, 2016 9:39 AM

    Big Mike keeps his own buns warm all by himself.

  23. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 13, 2016 9:39 AM

    “You know, we had 400 yards of offense, so I don’t know why the hell I’ve got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said
    _________

    Exactly. The measure of an offense isn’t how many points you score, it’s how many yards you put up on the board.

    Is Mike McCarthy stellarperformance? Think for a minute. Have you ever seen them together?

  24. rho1953 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:44 AM

    But they don’t choke nearly as bad as the Vikings, who are 0-4 in the big game.

  25. artvan15 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:47 AM

    Maybe if they could throw some short timing routes they could move the ball. This going back to pass holding the ball waiting for those slow poke receivers to get open is getting hard to watch. The only short pass Rodgers threw last game was to Starks and he couldn’t throw the ball 5 yards without either throwing it over his head or throwing it into the ground.

  26. favreisadouche says: Oct 13, 2016 9:50 AM

    Low hanging fruit. Packer fans haven’t happy with their coach since 2011.

  27. longtimefanh8tr says: Oct 13, 2016 9:51 AM

    Rodgers should have carved up that depleted Giants secondary with 5 and 6 seconds to throw a number of times.

  28. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 13, 2016 9:52 AM

    rho1953 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:44 AM

    But they don’t choke nearly as bad as the Vikings, who are 0-4 in the big game.
    _____

    Well, at least you have that going for you.

  29. favreisadouche says: Oct 13, 2016 9:54 AM

    Great! Resign and you won’t have to be bothered answering these pesky questions any longer.

  30. vikingsftw says: Oct 13, 2016 9:56 AM

    He’s also not happy the 2-1 Butter Burger special expired at Culvers😦

  31. cheeseisfattening says: Oct 13, 2016 9:56 AM

    McCarthy would rather only talk about things he wants to talk about. Like when he fat shammed Lacy last winter it was a great time to discuss Lacy being fat. But this past Septeber he decided he no longer wanted to talk about Lacy being fat so now he was not happy when the press continued to talk to him about it AFTER he was the one to bring it up earlier in the year.

  32. 8oneanddones says: Oct 13, 2016 9:57 AM

    They should have purged the coaching staff after the playoff loss to Seattle.

  33. tm81blog says: Oct 13, 2016 9:58 AM

    Relax, the Pack is on the decline. One Super Bowl with A. Rodgers? Waste of talent, thanks coach

  34. cheeseisfattening says: Oct 13, 2016 9:58 AM

    Just give him a few Snickers and he’ll be happy to discuss anything.

  35. leatherface2012 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:59 AM

    and yet they are 4.5 to 5 point favs over the best running team in the nfl, dallas..this is going to be fun.

  36. skittlesareyum says: Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM

    As a Packers fan I really hope he’s just dodging the question and he doesn’t actually believe the offense is fine. But who knows? He’s one of the most stubborn coaches in the league. There is NEVER a problem with his gameplan. Lose by 50? “Plan was fine. We just need to execute.”

  37. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 13, 2016 10:01 AM

    artvan15 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:47 AM

    Maybe if they could throw some short timing routes they could move the ball. This going back to pass holding the ball waiting for those slow poke receivers to get open is getting hard to watch. The only short pass Rodgers threw last game was to Starks and he couldn’t throw the ball 5 yards without either throwing it over his head or throwing it into the ground.
    ________

    “Checkdown” Aaron has been throwing plenty of short passes. His yards per attempt the last two seasons is 6.61, which is among the worst. Oh well, I’m sure he’ll do a lot better once he gets Jordy back.

  38. greenmtnboy31 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:04 AM

    When a team has a bland coach with an average QB you can expect this sort of mediocrity. This team hasn’t been any good since they had Favre despite all the unjustified hype heaped on Erin.

  39. nominnychampions says: Oct 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    fartweasel says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:27 AM
    Their team has been exposed. Penalties and free plays are what power that high octane offense. Look it up, they have 3 times the free penalty yards given to their offense as the next closest team. If it isn’t a 60 yard PI, then it’s a free play on a defensive offsides, or a free play when they catch 12 men on defense. This is literally part of their play book. When they don’t have the zebra’s in their pocket, they lose. Simple.

    If footage shows 12 men on the field at the snap, how do they have the “zebras” in their pocket? If a defensive player jumps off sides and the ball is snapped, that is a free play, right? Um that’s just smart football, and something Queens fans aren’t used to seeing so it’s no wonder why you’re mystified by the whole process.

  40. tjacks7 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:10 AM

    rho1953 says:

    But they don’t choke nearly as bad as the Vikings, who are 0-4 in the big game.

    Must not have watch the Packers recent playoff games.

  41. 4sacroc says: Oct 13, 2016 10:12 AM

    No receivers there who can ‘take the top off a defense.’ A very pedestrian group.

    Their strength is running. But they never stick with it.

  42. richndc says: Oct 13, 2016 10:13 AM

    Brady tore up one of the league’s worst teams. A team, right now, the best college teams would likely beat. Stop already. Just stop. It’s embarrassing.

  43. realitysam says: Oct 13, 2016 10:13 AM

    I believe it was the 2010 season when McMuffin spouted off that the Packers were no one’s underdog against the Patriots. They played a good game with a backup qb, but ended up losing. Since then, Puff and Stuff has copped an attitude and been somewhat hostile toward the media. He refuses to acknowledge that his offense is stale, not creative, and not maximizing matchups. He has been in GB 10 years. He has been great for the Packers, but it’s time for change. Any business management arrangement benefits from change over the course of 10 years. It doesn’t mean he won’t do well somewhere else, but change brings new ideas. Either that, or give the OC job to a creative young mind. Something to consider. And yes, the window on Rodgers is closing.

  44. perkjctc says: Oct 13, 2016 10:14 AM

    The real elephant in the room is the fact that age is starting to catch up to Rodgers. He is still a good QB but he is no longer an elite QB. The days of GB hanging 50 points on opponents every week are over. Rodgers has been able to mask a lot of deficiencies on the roster for years but now that he is regressing they’ve become obvious. Ted Thompson has made this bed and now all Packer fans have to sleep in it.

  45. munny10 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:15 AM

    The pack has not put together a complete game in the last 15 of them played. Their lack of performance in the second halves of games is ridiculous. MM is a fool to think that is nothing to be worried about. Not every team is going to s*ck as bad at DTW and allow 31 first half points.

    As spoiled fans we are seeing AR miss way too many throws (even screens), WRs dropping too many balls, ZERO timing routes and WRs failing to create any separation on their own. MM still fails to use rub routes and trips sets one side to help create separation. Add in a vanilla offensive play calling and fans have a right to be concerned. This is not close to a SB offense – but there is time to grow and they need to do that.

  46. meetadam says: Oct 13, 2016 10:16 AM

    Stop putting Ty and Cobb in the backfield. It hasn’t worked in 2 years. Certainly hasn’t fooled anyone.

  47. realitysam says: Oct 13, 2016 10:28 AM

    I tire of people saying how great the Packers fans have it, that we forget the 70’s and 80’s. I will never forget it, but everyone’s expectations have gone up. So, is the 80’s Packers our baseline? I would think the coaches, board of directors, and the media all have higher expectations due to success over the past 20 years. Does that mean the fans can’t also have increased expectations? We critique the Packers and all of sudden we are spoiled fans. MM seems to think we don’t have a right to speak our mind, and why in the “hell” does he have to answer these types of questions. Time for change.

  48. martineast says: Oct 13, 2016 10:33 AM

    The real question is why can’t Aaron throw a 5 yard swing pass anymore. Its like watching Knoblouch try to throw to first.

  49. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 13, 2016 10:37 AM

    Just keep on throwing the ball to Jordie.

    _ fantasy owners across America

  50. californiaqid says: Oct 13, 2016 10:44 AM

    The Packers offense looks like the farmhouse football we play on Thanksgiving–biggest arm plays QB and we all just pretend like we’re Randy Moss or Calvin Johnson.

    Hey Mike McCarthy, Streetball is not going to beat Bill Belichik. You are wasting Aaron Rodgers’ talent.

  51. fartweasel says: Oct 13, 2016 10:46 AM

    nominnychampions says:
    Oct 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    fartweasel says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:27 AM
    Their team has been exposed. Penalties and free plays are what power that high octane offense. Look it up, they have 3 times the free penalty yards given to their offense as the next closest team. If it isn’t a 60 yard PI, then it’s a free play on a defensive offsides, or a free play when they catch 12 men on defense. This is literally part of their play book. When they don’t have the zebra’s in their pocket, they lose. Simple.

    If footage shows 12 men on the field at the snap, how do they have the “zebras” in their pocket? If a defensive player jumps off sides and the ball is snapped, that is a free play, right? Um that’s just smart football, and something Queens fans aren’t used to seeing so it’s no wonder why you’re mystified by the whole process.

    ********
    Getting a favorable call and designing your offense around penalties are two different things. Watch your team, they practice and play for penalties. That isn’t smart football, it’s a team that subverts the rules to their advantage and unfortunately for them, other teams and the officials have begun to take notice. They are a talented team and Rodgers is obviously aging, so it’s really a shame that they don’t play to their strengths, instead of constantly looking for free plays to gain yardage.

  52. Getoffmylawn! says: Oct 13, 2016 10:47 AM

    Man, I guess if you want to know any statistic about the Packers, just ask a Vikings fan. They seem to know more about the Packers than they do their own team!

  53. allight59 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:49 AM

    Packers will be 3-3 in two weeks

  54. bigotshamer says: Oct 13, 2016 10:56 AM

    I resent this matchup. The only team I hate more than the Cowboys is the Packers. This matchup forces me to root for the Cowboys.

    Gin.

  55. jgo304 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:10 AM

    Most Overrated Coach in the NFL

    Him & His Iso scheme are played out & at this point he is wasting Rodgers Prime.

  56. riraider says: Oct 13, 2016 11:14 AM

    I love reading comments on Vike/Pack stories. But the last time I checked the Pack play in “Titletown” Whereas the Vikes play “Looserville”. But remember Vike fans you can still win next years off season

  57. deltaoracle says: Oct 13, 2016 11:21 AM

    Four of the first six posts from Heidi fans.
    It’s called obsession. And long-time envy.
    As for the offense, I’m not a football genius but I sure don’t understand why Abbrederis is buried on the bench. He had a great 2015 post season, had a fine 2016 preseason, runs great routes and has great hands. Yeah, average speed but few of the other WRs are blazers.
    Oh well, back to the trolls.

  58. finchy74 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:23 AM

    Dear packer “owners”,

    Please don’t ever fire “The Beav” or Ted Thompson. It’s not often that a team willingly installs a glass ceiling, let alone two.

    Love,
    Finchy

  59. leatherface2012 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    so lets see. every game, they put up graphics showing his passer rating. td to int ratio. etc etc etc…and what have all those stats got them? sure they are gonna make the playoffs and then a quick exit again.

  60. glac1 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:28 AM

    We’re just inconsistent. Haven’t looked great, but if we took a field goal in the 4th against Minnesota… we’d be unbeaten. I expect to be in the mix come January. Packers and Patriots are the most consistent teams over the last 15 years or so….

  61. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 13, 2016 11:29 AM

    The frightened little doggy still sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by.

    Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

  62. tritz32 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:31 AM

    Eddie Lacy is the only player on offense who has looked good all year long but for whatever reason MM doesn’t give him the ball for long stretches. He was destroying the Giants in the 1st half and went 8 minutes without a touch to close the 2nd quarter while James Starks was getting his carries. Starks consistently tries to bounce plays outside and can’t get past the line of scrimmage when he’s not trying to give the ball to the other team. Lacy is averaging 5.4 yards/carry yet MM loves handing the ball off to a WR multiple times/game. Those WR handoffs are netting maybe 1 yard/carry and are a complete waste of a down. Lacy gets stronger as the game goes on and really wears down the defense.

    MM – he needs more than 14 touches a game especially when Rodgers hasn’t looked like his former MVP self for a full calendar year. We are quickly approaching MM expiration date.

  63. immafubared says: Oct 13, 2016 11:45 AM

    1. Fat arse eddie can only run in the first two quarters then he is gassesd and they need plan b.
    2. Rogers is shocked his go to guy lost a couple steps now and isnt running away from anyone. Plan b.
    3. Cook the new te acquisition is bust city leaving r rogers the slowest, fattest te in football as your plan b option.
    4. Cobb and adams do fine until teams start to double them up. Plan b.
    Plan b is what aint working for half the game.

  64. insightfulcomments says: Oct 13, 2016 11:46 AM

    The magnifying glass should be on Rodgers, who is dead last in the NFL in completion percentage and has followed up his 31st in the league in yds/att performance from last year with a start that only has Flacco, Osweiler and Gabbert with a lower number this year.

    Time to call your family and ditch Olivia Munn, Aaron.

  65. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 13, 2016 11:48 AM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    so lets see. every game, they put up graphics showing his passer rating. td to int ratio. etc etc etc…and what have all those stats got them? sure they are gonna make the playoffs and then a quick exit again.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Well, it’s gotten them another Lombardi Trophy to add to the collection. You should stop by and see it some time.

  66. stellarperformance says: Oct 13, 2016 11:58 AM

    They’re 3-1 and their only squeaker loss was due to the Norse gods laying hands on Bradford during his “sun-moon-and-stars are all aligned” performance.

    I’m upset ………errr….I mean…. McCarthy is upset with questions about winning?

  67. favreisadouche says: Oct 13, 2016 11:58 AM

    Rodgers slight regression has exposed McCarthy for his complete and utter offensive creativity. He’s an incompetent HC that has benefited from two HOF QBs. A change of leadership is long overdue

  68. favreisadouche says: Oct 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    Packer fan here. Minnesota has flew past GB in terms of HC ability. McCarthy is nowhere near Zimmer’s level.

  69. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM

    I hope Mike McCarthy is the Packers coach for a good 20 more years or so.

  70. packergator says: Oct 13, 2016 12:09 PM

    The ego has landed; MM needs to go.

  71. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 13, 2016 12:10 PM

    The Fudge has decided to choke in the regular season instead of the playoffs this year.

  72. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 13, 2016 12:14 PM

    immafubared says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:45 AM

    1. Fat arse eddie can only run in the first two quarters then he is gassesd and they need plan b.
    2. Rogers is shocked his go to guy lost a couple steps now and isnt running away from anyone. Plan b.
    3. Cook the new te acquisition is bust city leaving r rogers the slowest, fattest te in football as your plan b option.
    4. Cobb and adams do fine until teams start to double them up. Plan b.
    Plan b is what aint working for half the game.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Eddie’s averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Your beloved Purple Jesus has only reached that level twice in his career. In ’07, he averaged 5.6 per carry and he averaged a whopping 6.0 per carry in 2012 when he was so jacked up on HGH after the knee injury. Other than those 2 years, Purple Jesus has never averaged 5.0

  73. leatherface2012 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:22 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:48 AM
    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:26 AM

    so lets see. every game, they put up graphics showing his passer rating. td to int ratio. etc etc etc…and what have all those stats got them? sure they are gonna make the playoffs and then a quick exit again.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Well, it’s gotten them another Lombardi Trophy to add to the collection. You should stop by and see it some time.

    coming up on 6 years ago now..rodgers turns 33 in a bit…time is running out fast

  74. leatherface2012 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:23 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:58 AM
    They’re 3-1 and their only squeaker loss was due to the Norse gods laying hands on Bradford during his “sun-moon-and-stars are all aligned” performance.

    I’m upset ………errr….I mean…. McCarthy is upset with questions about winning?

    meanwhile vikings are blowing people out.. and green bay hanging by a thread in those games

  75. sirmetaphor says: Oct 13, 2016 12:27 PM

    Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy should be canned. Terrible shame that they only have one Superbowl appearance with the best QB in NFL history.

    Thompson needs to learn to make moves and not rely on the draft so heavily. And McCarthy is a predictable offensive coordinator at best. He’s lucky to have Rodgers, without him his flawed coaching decisions show.

  76. sirmetaphor says: Oct 13, 2016 12:30 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 13, 2016 12:14 PM
    immafubared says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:45 AM

    Eddie’s averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Your beloved Purple Jesus has only reached that level twice in his career. In ’07, he averaged 5.6 per carry and he averaged a whopping 6.0 per carry in 2012 when he was so jacked up on HGH after the knee injury. Other than those 2 years, Purple Jesus has never averaged 5.0
    _______________________

    Purple Jesus never had Aaron Rodgers, and beyond that Eddie Lacy is only 1/4 way through the season, and isn’t even on pace for 1000 yards.

    Stats are for losers, and can be used to prove any point you choose.

  77. tritz32 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    skittlesareyum says:
    Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM

    As a Packers fan I really hope he’s just dodging the question and he doesn’t actually believe the offense is fine. But who knows? He’s one of the most stubborn coaches in the league. There is NEVER a problem with his gameplan. Lose by 50? “Plan was fine. We just need to execute.”

    =================================

    “Just need to clean up some things,” right Skittle? If I hear “clean things up” or see another WR handoff for 0 yards I might have to stop watching….

  78. djvh2 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:39 PM

    Having MM as my team’s coach is a big part of why I am losing interest in watching football. It’s a shame how great this team could’ve been with 2 HOF QBs and a lot of other good players over the years.

  79. purpleguy says: Oct 13, 2016 12:40 PM

    The Packers have spoiled fans with historically good offense. Sure the offense isn’t as good as it has been, but big deal, 400 yards ain’t bad and the O-line looked pretty solid Sunday. Not to mention that the D has been playing well. Again the only real negative from over here in the West is that it just doesn’t seem like the WRs, other than Cobb, are getting any separation.

  80. steviaquinn says: Oct 13, 2016 12:48 PM

    Never the same after the choke job in Seattle

  81. gaetz23 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:50 PM

    sirmetaphor says:
    Oct 13, 2016 12:27 PM

    Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy should be canned. Terrible shame that they only have one Superbowl appearance with the best QB in NFL history.

    ——————————————-

    Rodgers is an all time great for sure, but I’m not so sure he’s even the best Packers QB of all time. Some would put him as far down as 3rd.

  82. screamingyellowzonkers says: Oct 13, 2016 12:51 PM

    Awe……………………….

    Little baby Mikey and Aaron don’t won’t you to question them.

    What a couple of spoiled brats.

  83. ariani1985 says: Oct 13, 2016 1:02 PM

    how will you ever replace Rogers 2-9 career playoff record? lol! I think the glue used to make those big yellow boogers you guys wear on your head is seeping into those small brains!

  84. tjacks7 says: Oct 13, 2016 1:08 PM

    Peterson: 4.9 yards per carry average, 96 yards per game average, 97 touchdowns in 122 games.

    Lacy: 4.4 yards per carry average, 67 yards per game, 23 touchdowns in 50 games.

    There’s no comparison.

  85. shaggytoodle says: Oct 13, 2016 1:09 PM

    A turnover in the red zone, after getting a TD called back, took points off the board, which ended up making the game closer.

    GB hasn’t trailed in the last 8 quarters, and hopefully continue to improve upon that. Other than cleaning up on the execution, and improving each week, what more is a coach to ask for?

  86. zappo777 says: Oct 13, 2016 1:13 PM

    Packers offense not playing 4 quarters!!! That should be McCarthy’s BIGGEST Concern!!!!!!!!

  87. 49tinakane says: Oct 13, 2016 1:20 PM

    You know its bad when the pack fan base is getting “stabby” with the other better teams fan bases….what happens when they don’t make the playoffs?

  88. 49tinakane says: Oct 13, 2016 1:22 PM

    You know its bad when the packers fan base is getting stabby with anyone who looks at them funny

  89. pkrlvr says: Oct 13, 2016 1:24 PM

    Good god, I haven’t seen a collection of trolls like this since the last Lord of the Rings movie. You viking fans are really something. A 3 pt win aided by a bone head decision not to kick a fg has made you guys far too full of yourselves. In reality, Sunday night Rodger’s threw 4 touchdowns. Cobb’s got called back on an illegal procedure that no one saw and Richard Rodgers dropped a gimme in the end zone, but lets not talk about that when insults and ignorance are so much more fun. One of you even pointed out how awful the offense was due to our whopping 3 interceptions on the season. Don’t break those straws you’re so desperately grabbing at, ok? Talk is cheap in October, let’s see who’s talking in January. Vikings haven’t won a playoff game this decade…and their fans talk about us choking! The team with 7 post season victories and a SB win during the same time frame.

  90. karlpk says: Oct 13, 2016 1:26 PM

    Lots of Packer haters show up – hilarious!
    My two cents – I think there’s be less questions if they threw occasionally to Janis, Aberderis and Davis – 3 speedsters – what’s not to like? Bummer about the TE too.

  91. maniac1956 says: Oct 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    It seems that Aaron Rogers passing game has declined significantly since well into last season when the NFL announced they were going to closely monitor football inflation pressures. Given that Rogers has stated he likes his footballs well overinflated and even described how his team made every effort (often successfully) to sneak over inflated Packers game balls into play, it’s obvious that his success prior to last season was due to cheating.

  92. sconnyslovethemsomecousins says: Oct 13, 2016 1:36 PM

    Oh no…Mikey sounds hangry!

  93. stellarperformance says: Oct 13, 2016 1:52 PM

    The slashed inflatable was just signed by the Vikings to bolster their O-line.

  94. stellarperformance says: Oct 13, 2016 1:52 PM

    The slashed inflatable was just signed by the Vikings to bolster their O-line.

  95. freebyrd711 says: Oct 13, 2016 2:12 PM

    Packers still seem like the same team from last year.
    I have higher expectations.

  96. ktm300xcwe says: Oct 13, 2016 2:15 PM

    I love how you Pack fans flat out claim the Packers would have won the Sunday night matchup had they just kicked the field goal in the third quarter.

  97. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 13, 2016 2:22 PM

    Seeing how bad the Packers are this season- how can anyone beat them and get too full of themselves?

    Remember when you BARELY beat Jacksonville and you trolls were far too full of yourselves based on how good Jacksonville was SUPPOSED to be?

    Not real impressive in hind-sight. But with Bradford now getting comfortable with the offense I would expect an absolute blow-out.

    Of course we have to hear all of the woulda, coulda, shouldas. Hear about what is going to happen late in the season (just like last year, right?). Then hear about all of yesteryear’s accomplishments. Yawn.

  98. lambeauwest says: Oct 13, 2016 2:25 PM

    Let’s see where things are by November before you Viking fans lay claim to the SB. We’ve seen so many Viking collapses just like your silly dome that your taxpayers had to cough up a billion to bail out Ziggy.

    And yes, it’s easy for MM to talk to the media when things are going well. Time to man up Mike, your character is being tested. True character is exhibited when things aren’t going well. You’ve coached BF and AR. Not many coaches have back to back HOF QBs when they became head coaches.

  99. 49tinakane says: Oct 13, 2016 2:42 PM

    the delusion is real folks, it has come to the explanation that Rodgers threw 4 tds last week yet only 2 counted, pkrlvr cant understand that davonte Adams cant get a running start like he’s in the Arena football league, and why a penality was called because of it. What ever you need to explain that 31st offensive rating Via yards with all your “stars” healthy tho right?

  100. purplepackerhater says: Oct 13, 2016 3:00 PM

    The attacker was just hired as WR coach by the Packers in hopes he can teach the WR corps how to make proper cuts.

  101. Purple People Eaters says: Oct 13, 2016 3:15 PM

    Ok, it’s like a 20:1 ratio of comments from Vike fans:Packer fans.

    C’mon, man!

  102. billtetley53 says: Oct 13, 2016 3:36 PM

    Minnesota only won by 3? You are correct. But, GB last td came with 4 minutes and change left in the 4th quarter. Up until then, GB was getting handled by 2 tds. Then, wonderboy threw a game sealing pick to lock it up.

    Please dont act like ot was some kind of “close game”. It was for 4 minutes only.

  103. twiddlemylobes says: Oct 13, 2016 3:41 PM

    GB rarely starts fast. What all the so called experts are ignorant to is the fact that GB is 3-1, losing on the road to the Vikings by 3 on an INT on the Vikings 40. If they are playing so crappy (which I agree for GB they’ve played inconsistent) imagine what’s gonna happen if they start playing average. Then imagine if they play to potential
    This is essentially the same Offense that put up 30+ Points a game recently so don’t write them offf just yet.
    I’ve watched football since I was old enough around 1972 and I can tell you one thing I’ve learned that’s a fact. Teams that start fast rarely keep their momentum deep into the playoffs. IMO I think it has to do with being content and taking the foot off the gas so to speak.
    We have raised (or alllwed) a generation of “me now” thinkers that unfortunately aren’t smart enough to see future potential if they sitting in it. GB 28 Dallas 24

  104. allight59 says: Oct 13, 2016 4:05 PM

    I’d be testy, too, if I knew this was my last year coaching….

  105. beer4guy says: Oct 13, 2016 4:24 PM

    Somebody should alert the GB media that the “other” 11 guys on the field opposite the offense are allowed be more than just speed bumps. It’s ok to win with defense and a strong running game.

    And as I’ve been saying for the past year now, Rodgers is looking more and more like Jim Everett at the same stage in his career. If his first read isn’t open, he drops his eye level and starts looking for an escape route. The GB o-line is actually pretty good, but for some reason, Rodgers just doesn’t trust them.

  106. universalchurchoftruth says: Oct 13, 2016 4:57 PM

    Purple People Eaters says:
    Oct 13, 2016 3:15 PM
    Ok, it’s like a 20:1 ratio of comments from Vike fans:Packer fans.

    C’mon, man!
    ———————
    True, however given most Packer fans are so pokey it is difficult not to laugh at them.

  107. filthymcnasty3 says: Oct 13, 2016 5:07 PM

    McCarthy has the swagger of a Superbowl champion. It’s undeniable.

  108. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 13, 2016 5:14 PM

    IF they start playing average…

    IF they play to potential…

    That didn’t happen all of last year and hasn’t happened this year. Last year the talk was when Jordy returned and Lacy cut some weight that would cure all. Nothing has changed. Aaron Rodgers simple isn’t the QB he once was- it happens. He may have spurts here and there- but the spurts are not consistent.

    What you’re seeing now is the what the Green Bay Packers are. It’s great how a loss to the Vikings is used as the ultimate measuring stick. You never know- this might be the Vikings slow start too- just imagine when they are warmed up.

  109. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 13, 2016 5:22 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:58 AM

    They’re 3-1 and their only squeaker loss was due to the Norse gods laying hands on Bradford during his “sun-moon-and-stars are all aligned” performance.
    ______

    Yep, we’ll never see a performance like that from Bradford again. Oh wait, he had almost exactly the same stats against Houston.

  110. ariani1985 says: Oct 13, 2016 5:47 PM

    but, but, but we almost beat the Vikings! you Packer stock holdes are a pathetic bunch of unemployed schmuckS! go ahead and hang your offseason championship banner!

  111. djvh2 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:15 PM

    “Aaron Rodgers simple isn’t the QB he once was- it happens. He may have spurts here and there- but the spurts are not consistent.”

    That’s exactly why I blame coaching. If you notice, in the rare times that a receiver gets open right away as planned, Rodgers makes near-perfect passes. When he has to run around, wait for someone to get open, and trust where they’ll be, he isn’t very accurate. Even given time, his throws aren’t accurate. That tells me that he doesn’t trust where the receivers will be. A good coach would’ve done something to resolve that by now, to get receivers open quickly like all other successful teams do. He has the talent available to do that, he’s just too stubborn or ignorant to admit what he’s doing isn’t working.

  112. twiddlemylobes says: Oct 13, 2016 6:27 PM

    I bet Arozona will never write off Aaron as “washed up” after last years 70 yard TD pass. Lol.
    I just pray the Vikings squad comes into Lambeau with the same arrogance as their fans have while hiding behind their keyboards. While I respect the Vikings D at this juncture, this team is very beatable and it will need to remain relatively injury free until week 17 for them to keep momentum into Feb 2017. I don’t see it

  113. nicklouder says: Oct 13, 2016 6:47 PM

    The questions stem from the fact timing routes work. Getting the ball out of Aaron’s hands works. Then you stop doing it.

    You are judged on your potential in life. You should have had 600 yards and won by 21…at least.

  114. gtodriver says: Oct 13, 2016 8:26 PM

    twiddlemylobes says:

    GB rarely starts fast.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That 6 – 0 start was just last year…

    They finished pretty slow though, 4 wins against 6 losses.

    And went winless at Lambeau against the NFC North.

  115. shaggytoodle says: Oct 13, 2016 10:54 PM

    They started many of the other previous seasons and THIS season with at least 1 or 2 losses in the first 3-4 weeks.

    Since you seem to be confused, the Packers RARELY start well which means it still happens seldomly, the Vikings have NEVER won a Superbowl which means it hasn’t happened once.

    Even though the Packers started great, (something the Viking fans all about) the Packers played cruddy after the bye for the rest of the season, and STILL went to the playoffs and managed to be force overtime with a chance to go to got the NFC title game. All that while the NFC North champion Vikings were watching on TV.

  116. pinetree3 says: Oct 14, 2016 8:07 AM

    About time reporters pressed MM about this instead of settling for his usual repetitive, memorized, stock non-answers. He makes big bucks. He may not like the questions, but answering them is part of the job.

  117. ulissep says: Oct 14, 2016 8:20 AM

    Basically, unless we lose 10+ games this year, McCarthy and his staff are all going to be confirmed for next year as well, we all know it. If getting whipped by the 49ers and the Seahawks in the playoffs didn’t cost this unimaginative bunch their job, a new painful loss is not going to change how TT operates. And we all know that loss is going to come: McCarthy’s and Capers’ play-calling is an open book for everyone to read and dissect.

  118. gtodriver says: Oct 14, 2016 8:33 AM

    shaggytoodle says:

    They started many of the other previous seasons and THIS season with at least 1 or 2 losses in the first 3-4 weeks.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Starting the season 3 – 1 is not a slow start – it equates to a 12 – 4 season – which is a solid season.

    I know it was a LONG time ago (5 years), but the Packers started the season 13 – 0 in 2011…

    2010 was 3 – 1.

    So doing the math, in this decade, the Packers started the season 3 – 1 or better 66.7% of the time. Twice they started the season undefeated 33.3% of the time.

    It’s tough to understand Packer fans logic…

  119. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:13 PM

    stellarperf0rmance says:
    Oct 13, 2016 1:52 PM

    The slashed inflatable was just signed by the Vikings to bolster their O-line.
    __________

    Stellar is just upset because that inflatable was his “boyfriend.”

  120. allight59 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:37 PM

    Think of all the questions he’s gonna have to answer after losing the Cowboys thrash his team 34-17…

  121. mplpkr says: Oct 14, 2016 2:22 PM

    The Vikes are playing great and off to a super fast start with an amazing list of IR players. That said, Bradford will soon join that list with the O line he has, he’s being hit more and more each week, the knees and that tender mind of his will become shell-shocked. Then enter a new quarterback and weeks of getting warmed up again – a good defense can get you some wins, but as the season enters winter you have to run. Vikings seriously a very good team, but the playoffs? Last year they were watching while the Pack was playing.

  122. allight59 says: Oct 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    Packers placing their hopes on Bradford getting injured…desperation setting in….keep it classy, Sconnies…I know that’s hard for you…

  123. fmc651 says: Oct 15, 2016 3:15 AM

    twiddlemylobes says:
    Oct 13, 2016 6:27 PM
    I just pray the Vikings squad comes into Lambeau…

    Really that is what you pray for? Get a grip.

  124. hogandaas says: Oct 15, 2016 3:53 AM

    True Viking fans know that the choke is inevitable regardless of era, players, GM, or head coach. Can’t wait to see how the Queen blow it this year.

  125. jhtobias says: Oct 15, 2016 11:27 AM

    You know we have tried to give Viking fans some credit but it is real hard when you keep comparing your team to the 1985 bears LOL.. The 1985 bears didn’t beat the so called overrated packers 17-14 at home and didn’t need the refs help in doing so … When you win a playoff game home or away will talk !!!
    SKOAL TROLL

  126. immafubared says: Oct 16, 2016 10:48 PM

    I say youve aeen the best of rogers. I agree with the analyste rogers is moving wayfoo soon and giving up on route development. His scrambling is not needed but he has such lack of confidence he is looking for the perfect pass.

  127. gtodriver says: Oct 17, 2016 8:18 AM

    With the Packers at 3 – 2, will the Packer faithful admit that there is a problem in Green Bay?

    All they have to do is read their local papers – the Packer media is openly discussing how this team has multiple issues.

    Of course, that assumes that these guys know what a newspaper is….😀

  128. fmc651 says: Oct 18, 2016 1:53 PM

    riraider says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:14 AM

    But the last time I checked the Pack play in “Titletown” .

    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    When was the last time you checked the 1960’s? Nobody outside of green bay calls green bay “Title Town”. Too many franchises have passed the packers in Super Bowl totals to do that.The packers are also the ONLY franchise that counts the old NFL titles. The Bears don’t, the Lions don’t, the Browns don’t. Pathetic.

  129. fmc651 says: Oct 18, 2016 1:57 PM

    jhtobias says:
    Oct 15, 2016 11:27 AM

    You know we have tried to give Viking fans some credit but it is real hard when you keep comparing your team to the 1985 bears LOL.
    ))))))))))))))))
    Get your facts straight. The NFL Network compared the Vikings 2016 defense with the 1985 Bears . And if the numbers weren’t close they wouldn’t have done it.

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