Mike McCarthy gets angry as reporter asks about Colin Kaepernick

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy grew visibly angry today when a reporter asked if Green Bay would consider signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

McCarthy said that with Aaron Rodgers injured, the Packers were confident in Brett Hundley as the new starter and Joe Callahan as the backup. When a reporter then asked, “Is there any idea of bringing Colin Kaepernick in to compete for that backup job?” McCarthy glared at the reporter and went off on an angry tirade.

“Did you just listen to the question I just answered? I’ve got three years invested in Brett Hundley, two years invested in Joe Callahan, the quarterback room is exactly where it needs to be. OK? We’re fortunate to have a great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, we’re committed to the path we’re on. We need to play better as a football team. Brett Hundley will start this week and Joe Callahan will be the backup,” McCarthy said.

It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude that the Packers will not consider Kaepernick.

In 2015, before Kaepernick’s protest began, McCarthy said of Kaepernick, “We have a lot of respect for Colin. He’s had a lot of success against us in the past. He’s definitely a challenge to prepare for.”

But McCarthy has also said that he views standing for the anthem as important, and he even shows the Packers’ players a presentation about the national anthem every year during the preseason to tell them to stand with their hands on their hearts and teach them about the meaning of the anthem and why it is played before sporting events.

So perhaps McCarthy is angry about the Kaepernick questions because he doesn’t want to acknowledge the real reason the Packers won’t consider him.

143 responses to “Mike McCarthy gets angry as reporter asks about Colin Kaepernick

  1. When GB has injuries occur it’s rare they run to FAs, the last time I recall then doing so replace someone was when Nelson went down, they replaced him James Jones who knew the offense.

  2. If Kaepernick only didnt get a job because he protested, why are the other players who protested still employed? If Kaep only isnt in the NFL because he protested why isn’t RG3 signed?

  3. The Packers are a draft and develop team. The Packers not looking at Kaepernick is just business as usual in Green Bay. Nothing to do with the Anthem.

  4. Remember when the Vikings signed Josh Freeman and started him without learning the offense. If your going to sign kaep it’s going to take at least 4 weeks to get him to learn the playbook and get in rythem with the offense. By that time Rodgers would hopefully be a couple of weeks away from returning.

  5. As a Viking fan (not that that’s here nor there) I believe McCarthy. I just don’t see how the benefit of signing Kaepernick when their B/U QB is someone they’ve invested time in, someone they like, and may well eventually be Rodgers’ successor, so some playing time will be tremendously beneficial. With all the other injuries, they may secretly/grudgingly be accepting the fact they may well have a losing season anyway. So why not give the kid some playing time. Also, Rodgers will eventually return, then they’d likely cut Kaepernick… and then people would howl about that.

  6. McCarthy HAD a lot of respect for Kaepernick in 2015.

    It’s 2017 and McCarthy saw Kaepernick get benched for Blake Bortles in 2016.

  7. McCarthy has gotten away with a lot of bravado because he has arguably the best QB in the game. Now lets see how well he does without him. I don’t think the Pack are going to implode. Too much pride on that team. But they’re not going to the playoffs.

  8. Face it people, Colin Kaepernick is a terrible QB. He was washed up in SF before all this started. I would choose at least a dozen other available QBs before Kap. Time to move on from this discussion

  9. Just watched the whole press conference. McCarthy correctly is getting this team focused back on what he and they are hired to do….play football, win games and prepare for the Saints. I think his tone is spot on. I have a feeling the attitude of the team will be just fine, for one week anyway. I just don’t know if they have the horses healthy enough to grab a win at home this weekend, even forgetting that Rodgers is out.

  10. Obviously, mccarthy knows colin is the best option for the Packers, but mccarthy places his own politics above the needs of the team. I give him credit for sticking to his beliefs, but be a man by being honest. Lots of phony patriotism out there from people that think placing a ribbon on the car and standing for the anthem makes them a patriot.

  11. If Coach McCarthy is confident in young Mr. Hundley, so am I. I don’t picture him beating out Stafford for best (currently playing) QB in the division, but I think his experience in McCarthy’s offense gives him a leg up on Trubisky, at least for now. Keenum is Keenum, meaning the Vikings will maintain their years-long stranglehold on worst QB in the division.

  12. a QB needs a week to get ready. Keenum was awful against Pitt. Hundley will be better this week. The problem is that GB can’t rely on its defense to keep the game close against a lot of teams. Forcing a young guy to outscore another team is a big order.

  13. I heard the Bears are willing to part ways with the most coveted free agent QB of the offseason. (Mike Glennon)

  14. This is totally McCarthy’s call.

    But he is going with a QB that hasn’t played much and a guy that was an undrafted free agent from a Division III school.

    If the team loses and gets poor QB play, he’ll have nobody to blame but himself.

    My initial reaction after Rogers went down? Seems like a lot of Packers players weren’t terribly interested in playing once Rogers got hurt. Take me out Coach!

    At least they beat the Cowboys.

  15. Seriously…does anyone really believe CK should be signed?…can you imagine the booing?…the distraction? Even if he was good enough, it simply isn’t worth it…it won’t work.

  16. So perhaps McCarthy is angry about the Kaepernick questions because he doesn’t want to acknowledge the real reason the Packers won’t consider him.

    This is pure garbage if you seriously think that the Packers wouldn’t sign Kaepernick because of the anthem protests. They put three years of training into Hundley. Let him at least start a game before you run with this crap. Vilifying teams that bring in subpar free agents for tryouts, I get that. But nothing suggests the Packers would consider ANY outside free agent at QB unless one of the remaining two gets hurt. There’s just zero basis to even make that statement.

  17. Matter of fact Kaep beat Youy every time in the past. Or maybe he’s pissed bc their season is over.

  18. McCarthy said what needed said, he’s had three years invested in Hundley,they drafted him, he has two years invested in Callahan….quit beating the Kaepernick drum, he’s not coming to Green Bay.

  19. Perhaps McCarthy is angry because he’d just answered the question in full, stating exactly who his quarterbacks would be and a reporter immediately ignored his answer and asked if he’d be bringing in Kaepernick. And now other boneheaded columnists are claiming he’s angry because he knows deep-down that he’s angry because he’s colluding to keep a guy he doesn’t want or need out of the game. If everyone ignored my answer and attributed to me motives I didn’t have, I’d be angry, too. And so would you.

  20. Sorry, but football is more than just talent. And Kaepernick is a cancer, according to NFL organizations. You can argue yourself the Xs and Os, but coaches want to control everything and Kaepernick has proven to be a loose cannon. I can absolutely understand why most coaches wouldn’t want him.

    Also, let’s ignore the fact he donated money to charities that support cop killers.

  21. Why would someone want kaepernick? He is the most deviceive man in the NFL, he also brings the most baggage of anyone in the NFL, he is a fan of Cuban murderous dictators, he’s rather be a political activist than and NFL qb. He has no leadership ability. He insult the fan base. And he’s a bad qb.

  22. I have sympathy for Kaepernick, but how can the media assume that he is a fit for each and every team that has an injury at the QB position!
    He also hasn’t been overly effective when pressed into action in his most recent games.
    What the media doesn’t understand is that by constantly bringing up Kaepernick’s current unemployment status and relating that to his decision to kneel during the National Anthem, this will force teams to continue to view him as a distraction.

  23. That was a stupid media-based question to ask. It wasn’t for the Packers or the NFL. It was for the media. Stupid. If Kaepernick was any good, he’d be playing. If not…….where is it stated you have to hire malcontents? Is it a law somewhere? Obviously Kaepernicks priorities are elsewhere. Leave them there.

  24. stellarperformance says:
    October 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    The trolls sure are confident and happy. They won their SuperBowl!!!! Yippee skippee!!
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    I’m not sure you understand the word troll as it applies to social media. Seems like a fairly united response in the comments above. You know what that makes you, right?

  25. stellarperformance says:
    October 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    That was a stupid media-based question to ask. It wasn’t for the Packers or the NFL. It was for the media. Stupid. If Kaepernick was any good, he’d be playing. If not…….where is it stated you have to hire malcontents? Is it a law somewhere? Obviously Kaepernicks priorities are elsewhere. Leave them there.
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    I thought you were all for the kneelers and hoped there were no Trump supporters in the stands? Well this would do it. What gives?

  26. gtodriver says:

    October 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    McCarthy HAD a lot of respect for Kaepernick in 2015.

    It’s 2017 and McCarthy saw Kaepernick get benched for Blake Bortles in 2016.

    _________________________________________

    You’re thinking of Blane lGabbert which is far worse then getting bench for Blake Bortles.

  27. Numero uno: Colin is not good. Beyond that: Hasn’t played in a year or more? He is not focused on football. Why bring in a dude with character issue – i.e.: insinuating cops are pigs and supporting murderous tyrants. Common knowledge that someone is despicable and bad at football since dabbling in veganism isn’t collusion.

  28. How dare the Packers not consider signing a guy who doesn’t know the offense, whose style of play doesn’t fit the offense, and who was pretty terrible when he played last season!

  29. I don’t know why it is so hard for the GMs and coaches to say they don’t want a cancer in the locker room. Now they are going to sign a QB anyway and it’s not going to be players Messiah so more questions are going to come. By the way, a very under covered story is the Saints players kneeling/protesting…whatever during moment for a fallen New Orleans police officer. Coach tried to stick up for them but pretty obvious what was going on there.

  30. Give Hundley a couple of weeks of starter reps in practice and I think you’ll see a much better performance from him than you saw yesterday. Fortunately, they have a bye after the Saints game. After that I think he will keep them in the hunt, if the rest of the team can get reasonably heathy.

  31. Don’t the reporters realize that after their Super Bowl loss Kap had a part in the Mutiny of Coach Harbaugh? Then the total collapse of his ability to play QB which also includes getting the players to play with him?
    I hope Kap reads this, If you are honest, you will admit, NO TEAM WANTS YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE A SPOILED CANCER in the locker room, a joke on the field. Oh yeah you have pissed off the majority of the fans who pay tickets, buy the jerseys, and buy the products advertised during games!
    GET IT? You are a puke as a Human being!
    You only piss off your linemen once…. You did it. You even Pissed off your Mom!

  32. Glad the Packers are doing it like football used to do it all the time. Invest in backups, make them ready to step in. If you just sign a guy to jump the line and be the replacement starter, what’s the point of all that work and prep?

    Bradford, Cutler, rent-a-starter rarely if ever works. And by doing that you sent your #2 of getting the game experience that might actually up his game to the desired level.

    No comment on Kaepernick here, just saying that it would be insane to sign anyone, even Romo if available.

  33. So he said the polite thing at some point and now that means he should hire the guy? Get real. How about giving the other two guys a chance to fail before getting all hysterical?

  34. “So perhaps McCarthy is angry about the Kaepernick questions because he doesn’t want to acknowledge the real reason the Packers won’t consider him.”

    Right there…that statement alone is reason enough why teams don’t want to invite this impending headache/distraction into their locker room. Every press conference…every question will about CK. When you going to play him? Why aren’t you playing him? Is it true your organization and you yourself are racist??

    Heaven forbid coach benches him or a GM cuts him….THEN WATCH THE HECK OUT!!! Who needs the constant headache??

  35. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    October 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    If Coach McCarthy is confident in young Mr. Hundley, so am I. I don’t picture him beating out Stafford for best (currently playing) QB in the division, but I think his experience in McCarthy’s offense gives him a leg up on Trubisky, at least for now. Keenum is Keenum, meaning the Vikings will maintain their years-long stranglehold on worst QB in the division
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    As a Pack fan, I hope Hundley does well but Trubisky is going to be the real deal and the Bears finally got something right. Please Stop the CK talk… Dead Horse

  36. How do you even backup the best quarterback by far in the league. Tough gig for Hundley. That’s some big shoes to fill.

  37. Holy cow Mike, reach much? Have you seen Colin play? There is no way he can run the packers offense. So, in order to do what you guys want him to do, the Packers would have to install a new offense and have the entire offense learn it to get him to play at a backup level. In middle of the season. Sounds like a lot of work. I’d get mad that people would think that’s reasonable too.

    Why isn’t RG3 playing? The same reason that Colin isn’t. They need a special offense that people don’t run very often. We should start a 33rd team to get all of these “unjust free agents” on a team. I bet they don’t win one game. Because they stink. Let it go.

  38. Maybe it’s because bringing in a so-so to bad QB, that’s been out of organized NFL play and practice, might not be a solution to carry a offense…
    SEE: Jay Cutler

    Kaepernick had 23 turnovers in his last 21 games. A QBR around 46 his last season, and around a 42 the season before.
    Reason not considered: performance > anthem protest

  39. Is Kaepernick even in football shape? I haven’t seen anything about him working out. If he was tossing footballs and working out I am sure The MSM would have done a 1/2 show on it…

  40. The Packers have made it pretty obvious that they’re trying increase Hundley’s trade value for at least 2 years, in hopes they can turn that 5th round pick into a 3rd or higher; with plans to continue developing Callahan as the #2 going forward. Now Hundley is going to get a chance to prove if he’s worth a team trading a pick for or not. So of course they’re not looking to bring in a known quantity from outside.

    Now if Hundley were to crash in burn, and they start looking at QBs, but still don’t even have Kap in for a workout, then maybe, maybe, you’ll have something to go off of with this theory.

  41. Kap used to be hard to prepare for…so was RG III. Then they figured them out and his skill set was limited. 1-10 last year. Yeah bring him in maybe it’s not too late to get the #1 pick in the draft.

  42. Football is a team game and mental focus game. The coach has ever right not to bring in a distraction that will ultimately hurt the team. What about the team’s rights???????????

  43. Us Packers fans should keep the faith and give the backups a chance without even thinking of bringing in anyone else right now.

  44. He is welcome to roll with Hundley, but be honest why? At this point, a good manager would bring colin in for an audition as your backup quarterback is the guy that ran the scout team last week. Mike is being dishonest and betting on some–the darker skim– players not noticing the hypocrisy of the situation.

  45. *QB X goes*

    “what about Kaepernick?”

    *qb y goes down*

    “What about Kaepernick?”

    *QBz goes down*

    “What about Kaepernick?”

    I’d be angry too. Especially if I were a team that invested time in grooming QBs that I either drafted or signed specifically for this situation. I will admit, i do not think Brett Hundley is ever going to be a high end starter in this league, but it’s just disrespectful to him and Callahan to just consider those guys useless after all the work the team and they themselves have put in. The team, McCarthy, and those two guys have worked hard to get to where they are. Dismissing them as afterthoughts to get someone outsider just because of his name? Yeah, I’d take that as disrespect too.

  46. “So perhaps McCarthy is angry about the Kaepernick questions because he doesn’t want to acknowledge the real reason the Packers won’t consider him.”

    Or…..perhaps its the perfectly reasonnable explation he gave. It really did make perfect sense and in fact is a very sound basis for his decision. This article is an whining editorial not a news report.

  47. MM is just mad because he knows even Kaepernick cant save him.

    He’s going to have to survive the season without Rogers.

    GB has to learn how to play in the Norris Division minus all your best players

    He to try to win the division like a Viking and he is pissed….

  48. You couldn’t have spun and bent McCarthy’s response any more than you just did here. You have NO IDEA why he’s angry. Just report that he was angry. Don’t try to inject a reason to fit your ideal. Kaep is currently going after the league for collusion. He is such a landmine right now that I would rather see Green Bay bring in T.O. at QB.

  49. What in Kaepernick’s past would make you think that he would be a good fit for Green Bay’s offense? And even if you think that he could be a good fit, does anyone honestly think that getting him to learn the offense at this point would be the best use of the coaching staff’s limited time?

  50. Kaepernick is forever finished via the collusion grievance. Ray Rice has a better chance of returning.

  51. I’d be angry, too, if were Coach McCarthy.

    He spent three years working with Brett Hundley in the system, then some know-it-all writer or fans suggest he should chuck it all to sign this or that out-of work QB.

    That belittles his work over three years.

  52. Maybe because two seconds after he said he completely trusts his next two QB’s the media has to ask about a qb who has not played in forever and when he last did, he played very poorly. McCarthy is like the rest of the sports world. He is tired of having this player (and his girlfriend) forced upon them.

  53. Liberalsruineverything says:
    October 16, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    I thought you were all for the kneelers and hoped there were no Trump supporters in the stands? Well this would do it. What gives?
    /////////////////////////////////////

    I support the right of everyone to protest as they choose, but actions have consequences. This media-based bait is too much. It was done only to get the reaction it produced. I’ve heard enough of Kaepernick. I support his legitimate cause, but not his methodology. I am without a doubt NOT a fan of Comrade Trump.

  54. “It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude that the Packers will not consider Kaepernick.”

    Pure speculation. Remember how Belichick bristled when he was asked if Brady was done after that Chiefs game in 2014? Maybe McCarthy is just like any other coach that gets angry at reporters who think they know better how to run teams. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, report negatively about those who can. In any case… this is a media driven issue. Can you honestly think of 10 people outside of the media echo chambers that WANTS Kap signed to any team, much less theirs? And now the entitled millennials are piling on to feel important. Whatever….

  55. McCarthy should have taken a page out of the Bill Parcells playbook. Once when Parcells was asked about Keenan McCardell’s book “Throw Me the Damn Ball,” Parcells said, “I’m not going to talk about that.” When asked why he wouldn’t talk about it, Pacells said, “I don’t want to.” It was his dry delivery that did it, and it worked!

  56. Its pure conjecture to suggest the reason McCarthy isn’t considering Kaep because of the kneeling. The history of the Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy is to stock the bottom third of their roster and practice squad with developmental players. So when injuries happen (and they always do), the Packers aren’t running around like a chicken with its head cut off signing street free agents or talking some washed up player out of retirement. (with some minor exceptions) That’s the way they done it for the past 10 years so Kaep can kneel all he wants, but that’s not why the Packers didn’t bring him in.

  57. McCarthy was right, he just went about it the wrong way…an occurrence which the question was designed to bring about. If I had been in his spot I would have pointed out that I not only have 2 QBs to try first, but my next move at best would be to add another QB to the PS, for which Kaepernick doesn’t qualify. This was sensationalist pab…have you partnered with TMZ or do you just want to be like them?

  58. Is he pissed because he’s tired of hearing about Kaepernick, or because he’s about to be revealed as not having arranged for an adequate backup and has been hanging his hat on Aaron Rodgers’ heroics all these years and cant actually, you know, “coach?”

  59. Brett Favre’s plane just landed in Green Bay.

    Even at 48, he’s still better than 31 other q-backs in the league.

  60. indytom87 says:
    October 16, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    Is it wrong for him to think that Brett Hundley is better than CK?

    My great aunt Phyllis is better than CK. And she’s been dead for 5 years.

  61. I’m really tired of the media attention given to Colin Kapernick. Quite frankly, I don’t care if Kapernick stands on his head during the National Anthem. That’s what freedom is.

    But what really annoys me is the constant attention of the media pointing out these malcontents and making them out to be heroes. They make millions of dollars off our capitalistic society and basically disrespect our flag and country. I just do not want to have it shoved in my face when all I want to do is watch a football game.

  62. It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude that the Packers will not consider Kaepernick.
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    Kaepernick is simply the medias mission.

    Why don’t the media sign him as an announcer. He can still kneel at the national anthems.

  63. he developed a rep as a malcontent who is fine with protesting on his employers dime, starting a series of major problems for the NFL, and not being in shape.

    Kap is out of work because of Kap…..

  64. pantherpro says:

    October 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    He cost you two Super Bowl Cheeseheads. Get over the bitterness. A long winter is ahead. Are you ready for some lame
    ice fishing?
    says a follower of yet ANOTHER team with an empty trophy case

  65. Hundley will surprise. GB wil go 7-3 or better the rest of the way making them 11-5 and NFC North Champions!

  66. Nearly a year ago McCarthy declared himself a “highly successful NFL coach”. While the numbers will bear that out during his tenure he has had two HOF QB’s and has done little to improve the talent around those two guys (Ted Thompson is also to blame). My 3 year old would be a highly successful NFL coach if he stood on the sidelines while Favre and Rodgers did their thing too. Just sick of this guy acting like he’s above the world – the reporter asked a question because your “guy” that you’ve stuck so much time into threw three picks last week. We are going to find out for the rest of the season how successful an NFL coach you are because there are two other teams within the division (Bears, Vikings) that also don’t have a proven QB and actually look like formidable NFL teams.

  67. The Packers as an organization, and their fans, have accepted Jim McMahon and Steve McMichael in Green and Gold, despite their icon status with the hated Bears. They have accepted Koren Robinson and Andre Rison, both of whom had marred histories prior to coming. Charles Woodson had a second career there and many of us wish he would enter Canton as a Packer. Guys who get in trouble while in the organization are bounced pretty quickly, but enough with the pure speculation that Kap wouldn’t be received well if he came in and played good football.

    The reporter gives his own answer – McCarthy was visibly upset after being asked a question that directly ignored his previous answer. Why tack on the subterfuge and speculation in the closing paragraph?

  68. Why do NONE of these Kaepernick stories mention the fact that at least one team offerred him a contract (as a backup) and he declined? Would that besmirch Colin’s victim tour?

  69. viperstournaments says:
    October 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    Face it people, Colin Kaepernick is a terrible QB. He was washed up in SF before all this started.

    *I would choose at least a dozen other available QBs before Kap.*

    Time to move on from this discussion

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    At least a dozen, eh? But how many teams are there in the NFL?

    Oh…oops. Your argument doesn’t hold up.

  70. It’s Hundley’s job to lose. They’d only look at signing a QB outside of the organization if Hundley also went down for any extended period of time. If you’re starting your third string QB or signing a free agent QB halfway through the year, your season is probably shot anyways. Signing Kapernick now won’t save their season. And even if they did, it’d take him a good while to get acclimated with the offense.

  71. When he teaches people the meaning of the anthem does he mention the third stanza promoting slavery? Or when he teaches it does he discuss that black people were deemed 3/5 of a person at that time and the anthem was not designed for us. What a bafoon.

  72. This will define McCarthy as a head coach.

    He needs to keep that team competetive. I don’t expect much, certainly not a Playoff trip. But hopefully there aren’t too many horrid outings, and a few young players emerge. Its important that players progress, even in a lost season.

    If they go 5-11, McCarthy is exactly who and what I thought he was.

  73. I wouldn’t call that “angry” by any stretch. He was annoyed because he literally just finished reiterating their qb plans and somebody who clearly wasn’t listening asked him about Kap… again. It doesn’t even make sense to bring in a veteran when he’s got somebody whose been in the offense for almost three seasons on his roster now. Green Bay has earned their reputation for qb development, give Hundley a chance.

  74. Brett Favre’s plane just landed in Green Bay.

    Even at 48, he’s still better than 31 other q-backs in the league.
    =====

    Sadly, I’d love to see that.

    .. 31? NO! a dozen or so, yes!

  75. why would the Packers throw Hundley under the bus for someone that doesn’t know the system, and probably is not in football condition

  76. I really think it’s a mistake to politicize that decision. Of course you stick with your back up. That’s why he was there in the first place. It’s what all smart coaches do, starting with Belichick who has always done it that way.

  77. He’s angry because Hundley has been around for a while, this is his chance, and reporters injected Kap into the conversation.

    Kap probably is better, but comes with a bunch of protesters on both sides. I admire what he’s standing for, but the truth here is that this is Hundley’s moment, and McCarthy is not going to let his moment be stolen from him, and rightly so.

    But still love seeing the vitriol for Kap. Shows exactly how far away from being post-racial we actually are.

  78. The Packers OLine has been injured and slow this year. Rodgers has not only been a great thrower, but he’s always had a great knack for sensing pressure and eluding tackles and scrambling for first downs. If either of the GB backups don’t have that sixth sense, it’s going to be a tough uphill battle for GB the rest of the way. I have to agree with the hundreds of other posters that bringing in an outside source when you have 2 guys who already know the playbook front and back isn’t the best way to instill confidence in your own decisions to roster these guys or in the players you actually gave the jobs to in the first place.

  79. It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude that the Packers will not consider Kaepernick.

    In 2015, before Kaepernick’s protest began, McCarthy said of Kaepernick, “We have a lot of respect for Colin. He’s had a lot of success against us in the past. He’s definitely a challenge to prepare for.”
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    Can’t believe how much the media is fueling beliefs that the reason Kaepernick is unemployed is because of protesting. He’s not that great and his limited skills doesn’t fit the system.

    Also, McCarthy said that about Kap when he came off a few good years with Harbaugh. And complimenting an opponent doesn’t mean you’re required to sign them when they become a FA.

  80. This is totally McCarthy’s call.

    But he is going with a QB that hasn’t played much and a guy that was an undrafted free agent from a Division III school.
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    Wrong, friend.

    Green Bay is a fish bowl.

    Everyone remembers Roethlisbergers incidents with women. The Packers traded a HOF WR (James Lofton) when faced with a similar situation.

    I question whether a young, pre-reahab Brett Favre would have made it in Green Bay in this era of social media. I suspect his career would have been over with his partying and lifestyle before he married.

    .. anyway, IF McCarthy wanted Kaep, and thats NOT the case, Ted Thompson and Mark Murphy would certainly have to sign off. Not even debateable.

  81. I did not take the time to read the entire thread so I’m sure it’s been said before, but seriously, Colin Kaepernick is a hypocrite – his freedom to express his opinion and beginning this whole kneel-gate does NOT protect him from others’ ability to freely express their disinterest in wanting to sign him. I don’t care if people kneel, sit, stand or do jumping jacks during the anthem. It’s a two way street when you start using the first amendment as a defense though, and that’s what so many people are forgetting.

    It’s also funny how quickly we forget how BAD he was a couple years ago. In effect there’s 2 things working against him – he’s not an elite (or even good) QB and he’s a HUGE distraction.

  82. aarons444 says:
    October 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    This is totally McCarthy’s call.
    But he is going with a QB that hasn’t played much and a guy that was an undrafted free agent from a Division III school.
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    Wrong, friend.
    Green Bay is a fish bowl.
    Everyone remembers Roethlisbergers incidents with women. The Packers traded a HOF WR (James Lofton) when faced with a similar situation.
    hamlet423 says:
    October 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm
    This is totally McCarthy’s call.
    But he is going with a QB that hasn’t played much and a guy that was an undrafted free agent from a Division III school.
    If the team loses and gets poor QB play, he’ll have nobody to blame but himself.
    My initial reaction after Rogers went down? Seems like a lot of Packers players weren’t terribly interested in playing once Rogers got hurt. Take me out Coach!
    At least they beat the Cowboys.

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    Then why was Hundley the back up in the first place? Any player on any NFL team can go down for the season on any play. Doesn’t even require contact, as we have seen this year with all the non-contact ACL tears.

    Teams that would keep a back up QB on their team that they do not believe can start games are not managing their team correctly. You have to be able to win regardless of what player gets hurt and there are plenty of guys around that have started games and can win in the league that could be there instead.

    The first back up should either be the a perceived starter for the org or a viable veteran or it’s just plain wrong.

  83. Nice conjecture NBC. CK is not that good and no one wants to sign a pr case that is going to create team wide distraction, especially when they have their own plan in the first place. The funny media circus.

  84. “It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude” – that and he is not very good, so there’s that…

  85. It’s week 7. You have to understand how long it takes to successfully get a brand new QB to fully learn an offense and then get timing down with all the receivers.

    By the time that happens the season may already be decided for the Packers.

    Either they will be making the playoffs or they won’t. If they’re making the playoffs, then there’s little reason to bring in another QB as he’s done his job. If they’re not making the playoffs, then they brought in another QB for next to no reason.

    Just about the only QB I can see them even taking a chance with would be a smart, seasoned veteran like Tony Romo.

  86. McCarthy should get angry at the thought of Kaepernick. Colin put a big time whipping on the Pack. That mark hasn’t gone away yet. Why would they want to sign a playoff winning QB? It just doesn’t make sense. Vince Lombardi would sign him. He wasn’t afraid of anything. He just hated to lose.

  87. therealtrenches says:
    October 17, 2017 at 10:03 am
    viperstournaments says:
    October 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    Face it people, Colin Kaepernick is a terrible QB. He was washed up in SF before all this started.

    *I would choose at least a dozen other available QBs before Kap.*

    Time to move on from this discussion

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    At least a dozen, eh? But how many teams are there in the NFL?

    Oh…oops. Your argument doesn’t hold up.

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    There are 32 teams in the league. None of their QBs are available though.

  88. “It’s hard not to think Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem is behind McCarthy’s adamant attitude that the Packers will not consider Kaepernick.”

    Dear god, just stop it already. McCarthy spelled it out very clearly for you dopes — he has two back ups that he’s been working with for 3 years. End of story.

  89. “But that’s not collusion.”

    No, its not. What is the deal with you people? He’s got two back ups that have been in the system. Why in gods name would they run out and sign Kaepernick at this point? The way you clowns think Kaepernick is entitled to anything is hilarious. He’s not. He is below average QB that has been a fading talent for 3 years. Get over it.

  90. even Belicheck has had to win without his star QB for extended periods. This guy has not had to. He has had more luxury than any coach in NFL history: Favre and Rodgers.
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    2013, Rodgers missed half the year.

    McCarthy went 2-5-1 without him, including a 5 game winless streak.

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