Mike McCarthy: I believe in Brett Hundley

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The Packers lost their third straight game since Brett Hundley took over for an injured Aaron Rodgers on Monday night, but coach Mike McCarthy says he still thinks he has the right guy under center.

I believe in Brett, and that’s not just a press conference statement,” McCarthy said. “He’s got what it takes. He has it in his body, he has it in his mind, and he definitely has the heart.”

Hundley’s final numbers don’t look too bad: He completed 26 of 38 passes for 245 yards, ran for a touchdown and didn’t have any turnovers. But the Lions led throughout the game, and the Packers’ offense went through long stretches when it couldn’t move the ball.

Despite those long stretches, McCarthy doesn’t seem to think he needs to make any changes. The Packers, who were 4-1 when Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone, are now 4-4. It’s hard to see them going anywhere with Hundley at the helm.

104 responses to “Mike McCarthy: I believe in Brett Hundley

  1. As mediocre as Hundley seems to be, he isn’t the problem. It’s the porous defense that can’t get off the field. It will be interesting to see if the Packers address that issue, or if it will be more of the same.

  2. McCarthy trotted Tolzien out there 3 times in 2013 when he had only 2 months and no draft pick invested in him. The kid made a lot of nice throws last night but the fact is unless the defense improves Rodgers is the only one who can lead this team to consistent victories

  3. 0-3 without Rodgers and they won’t even consider working out Colin Kaepernick??? Being that stubborn will very likely cost them a shot at the playoffs.

  4. Roll out the Kaepernick comments. He is not owed a job, by anyone, for anything. Whoy are those that cannot seem to grasp that concept?

  5. My goodness some people are ignorant. Hundley has been in the system for two plus years! He’s the obvious choice to continue starting. No QB is going to come in off the street and play any better.

  6. gbpackfan3 says:

    McCarthy trotted Tolzien out there 3 times in 2013 when he had only 2 months and no draft pick invested in him. The kid made a lot of nice throws last night but the fact is unless the defense improves Rodgers is the only one who can lead this team to consistent victories
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Hundley’s stat line looks pretty good until you dissect it.

    He only had 16 completions for 97 yards when the game was in the balance.

    In the fourth quarter – after the game had been decided – Hundley had 10 completions for 148 yards against a prevent defense. That’s too little, too late to have any real meaning.

    It’s too bad more Packer fans didn’t get to witness Hundley’s 4th quarter “stellar performance”. Lambeau Field was nearly empty for most of Hundley’s career best 10 minutes of football.

  7. Rogers and Brady are elite quarterbacks who can out score opponents. Colin is not an elite quarterback, if he was, he still be at the helm with San Francisco. Brett H is not elite, yet. A little much to think he earn that status in three games.

  8. speaking of attendance…

    From a PFT article about the poor turnout of fans in SF on Sunday:

    “The official NFL.com Gamebook lists the “paid attendance” as 70,133. But the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets used are two very different things. There’s no way 70,133 people spun the turnstiles on Sunday.”

    I’m quoting this to document to Packer fans that claim that Lambeau Field is always sold out. Every game. 100%.

    The cheeseheads have been claiming that the reason the NFL’s official attendance numbers don’t equal the capacity of the stadium is because not everyone shows up.

    Earth to Packer fans. The NFL doesn’t care how many people show up. They care about how many tickets are sold.

    Lambeau Field’s capaciy is 81,441, yet the record attendance is only 79,704 (January 11, 2015).

    So far this season – the largest paid attendance is only 78,381 – the season opener. That’s over 3,000 unsold tickets per game in 2017.

    Last nights game’s official NFL paid attendance – 77,575 – that’s nearly 4,000 unsold tickets.

    It’s a good thing lots of Lions fans were there to make the crowd look bigger.

    Lambeau Field has never had a 100% sellout – EVER.

  9. Mike Believes in Brett Hundley but there were reports prior to the season that the packers wanted to showcase him in the preseason so they could trade him after this season to a team that needed a quarterback!!!!

  10. The bigger problem is this team got very lucky with 2 successive HoF QBs who, for a very long time, by being mobile and uber-competitive, masked many other mediocre aspects of team and coaching. They also rode their luck with Favre & Rodgers’ health and did little else by way of a QB program.

  11. This team stinks….they even stunk when they were 4-1 with Rodgers, in fact Rodgers was the ONLY reason they were 4-1. Brett Hundley is a BACK UP QB, will never be anything more then that. McCarthy’s system and that joke of a defense are so stale it’s time for a complete change. In the off season start by taking a 7th round pick for Clay Matthews, and when the Patriots get him he’ll have 18 sacks next year just watch.

  12. Kaepernick is not the answer, because he’s not better than Hundley. You need to be able to read a defense to play in Green Bay, and Kaepernick pulls the ball down and runs if his first option is covered. He hasn’t been able to adapt once defenses figured him out.

    The problem Green Bay has is that without Rodgers, Dom Capers soft zone bend and then break defense is a lot harder to hide. Capers should have been fired years ago, but McCarthy’s insistence on keeping that guy around has cost them at least one more Super Bowl. If the end result of this season is missing the playoffs, getting earlier picks next year (even though Thompson will likely swing and miss), having an easier schedule next year, and Capers finally being fired, I’ll take it. Yeah, this year was over as soon as Rodgers got hurt, but look ahead to next season and stocking up for another run or two at the end of Rodgers career.

  13. Kaep runs an entirely different style of offense.
    Fat Mike is notorious for being stubborn.
    The Packers have already explicitly said they aren’t bringing in outside help at QB.

    I don’t know how to tell you to stop being less, uh, “obtuse”, than you’re being without being banned, but those are the facts.

  14. Then tell the players to make plays for him & work those officials. Because between guys not giving full effort (Adams) & the officials swallowing their whistles on blatant PI this kid has no chance.

  15. McCarthy is delusional. Hundley looked awful out there. If McCarthy believes in him so much, why didn’t he let him throw the ball down the field? And I’ve never seen a more clueless QB trying to run a two minute offense. He was horrible and the best thing he did all night was chomp on his gum.

  16. Keep believing McCathy, because you want to keep losing. I don’t think green gay can beat Wisconsin badgers right now.

  17. Brett Hundley was horrible at UCLA. He had no idea of what to do when the first option wasn’t wide open. He never even thought about his second option, he just put his head down and started running. I was shocked that he ever got a tryout in the NFL. Now he’s actually playing? Give me a break. Well at least the Packers get to see how good their coach is. Aaron Rodgers could ask for $50 million right now, and they’d give it to him.

  18. McCarthy isn’t nearly as great a play caller when he doesn’t have Rodgers or Favre under center…if nothing else maybe we can score a high draft pick and go through a much needed coaching transition.

  19. The Packers defense is not helping anything. They looked horrible again last night. McCarthy is right. Hundley isn’t the problem. He knows the defense is the problem.

    And another “sign Kaepernick” comment? Kaepernick isn’t even as good as Hundley. Not only that, the Packers offense is not built around a Kaepernick and it is too late to change it now. You Kaepernick fans need to get used to not ever seeing him play in the league again . He is done in the NFL.

  20. He has no pocket presence. he was trying to escape a pocket that wasnt collapsing on multiple occasions. this team is nuts not to explore other options.

  21. When the other teams punter does not see the field who is under center for your team won’t make any difference….the game has passed Don Capers by.

  22. titimium- Lets set aside the fact that Kap isn’t very good let’s pretend we believe he is good. What good would bringing in a qb who doesn’t know the system do? This isn’t a video game it takes time to learn a playbook, acclimate yourself to a team and grow a rapport with the offense.
    That being said Kap isn’t very good so it’s all a moot point unless your just looking to push his collusion propaganda bs.

    titimium says:

    November 7, 2017 at 5:51 am

    0-3 without Rodgers and they won’t even consider working out Colin Kaepernick??? Being that stubborn will very likely cost them a shot at the playoffs.

  23. avpackfan says:
    November 7, 2017 at 5:49 am
    As mediocre as Hundley seems to be, he isn’t the problem. It’s the porous defense that can’t get off the field. It will be interesting to see if the Packers address that issue, or if it will be more of the same.

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    I think many have been saying for years Rodgers hid a lot of problems this team had. I have never understood how TT has just completely ignored FA as viable way to help the team, or how fans have accepted this. I do think the best way to build is through the draft, but FA has to be part of the process as well. It doesn’t mean sign the big $ guys, but filling spots that can’t be addressed in the draft with players who are young and show potential.

    As a Vikings fan I support TT’s use of draft only and sign 1 TE a year, however not sure how packer fans can support that philosophy.

  24. BH is mediocre but has the chance to improve. He has talent. No, the problem is the defense. Looks like this team really has been the Aaron Rodgerses since 2011. Fire Dom. Retire Ted. Stay out until next year Aaron.

  25. MrGschwind says:
    November 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Then call plays like you actually believe in him.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Yes, please. The first (scripted) drive and the last (no huddle) drive looked good… everything in between was terrible. Beyond predictable. Meh.

  26. I believe He should be looking for a job after this season. It’s obvious that the packers are a one man team. The packer fans have been so spoiled its sickening . Take away the great quarterbacks and the pack is just another team that is so,so….

  27. Considering his lack of playing experience, I didn’t think he looked horrible last night. Clearly not great, but if I were a Packer fan, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the future of the Packers QB situation.

  28. He was heard to mumble “and for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows” as he left the podium…

  29. Oh how the Mighty Packers have fallen. I’m not sure Rodgers would have made a difference.
    Lions never punted ONCE! How can you blame a kid who obviously isn’t ready to play on the 4″ field between his ears. But you cannot blame Hundley for this. Personally this Vikings fan likes the kid!

  30. “Rogers and Brady are elite quarterbacks who can out score opponents.”

    If they played for Cleveland, you wouldn’t be saying that. Football is a team sport. The Packers are on record stating that their strategy is to maximize the QB rating. That’s why Hundley’s rating will improve if he continues to play. They will do everything they can to improve his numbers, even if they have to make sacrifices elsewhere.

  31. gtodriver says:
    November 7, 2017 at 6:34 am
    speaking of attendance…

    So far this season – the largest paid attendance is only 78,381 – the season opener. That’s over 3,000 unsold tickets per game in 2017.

    Last nights game’s official NFL paid attendance – 77,575 – that’s nearly 4,000 unsold tickets.

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————

    Before you just throw BS out and hope it sticks, do some research and use common sense. Actual seats vs Capacity are two different things. You know better. How many SEATS in a restaurant compared to the CAPACITY of said restaurant. The capacity numbers also include extra club corporate space that can be used, or in most cases isn’t filled to capacity as these companies don’t need to pile people in to use every bit of space available. This type of stuff is the reason why your posts can’t be taken seriously. It’s just troll trash without substance.

    It’s a good thing lots of Lions fans were there to make the crowd look bigger.

    Lambeau Field has never had a 100% sellout – EVER.

  32. Can you imagine how bad the Packers would be if McGenius’s QB room wasn’t, “right where it needs to be.” My God.

    Capers has given up 30+ over and over in the playoffs since 2010. The defense has been HORRENDOUS since 2010 outside of a nice run in 2014. It boggles the mind how the guy still has a job.

    McGenius isn’t really a genius when he doesn’t have a HOF QB running his offense. It’s been my opinion he should have been fired after that 2014 collapse in Seattle. Every single coach (outside of BB) has been tuned out by the players eventually. It happens and it’s happened in GB. I’ve been saying this since 2014 but when the time comes that 12 walks away and McGenius/TT have a grand total of 1 SB appearance (and win) in 15+ years with two 1st ballot QB’s it’s going to be depressing. Rodgers isn’t a spring chicken anymore and who knows how he looks coming off a broken right collar bone. I fear the Packers window has closed.

    Listening to the local radio heads in Wisconsin is infuriating. They have been completely dismissive of anyone saying MM/Ted have to go. They claim MM is an offensive guru. News flash – he’s Lovie Smith without a HOF QB except he can’t coach D.

  33. gtodriver says:
    November 7, 2017 at 6:34 am
    speaking of attendance…

    So far this season – the largest paid attendance is only 78,381 – the season opener. That’s over 3,000 unsold tickets per game in 2017.

    Last nights game’s official NFL paid attendance – 77,575 – that’s nearly 4,000 unsold tickets.

    It’s a good thing lots of Lions fans were there to make the crowd look bigger.

    Lambeau Field has never had a 100% sellout – EVER.

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————

    Before you just throw BS out and hope it sticks, do some research and use common sense. Actual seats vs Capacity are two different things. You know better. How many SEATS in a restaurant compared to the CAPACITY of said restaurant. The capacity numbers also include extra club corporate space that can be used, or in most cases isn’t filled to capacity as these companies don’t need to pile people in to use every bit of space available. This type of stuff is the reason why your posts can’t be taken seriously. It’s just troll trash without substance.

  34. I’d love to see what my Vikings coaching staff could do with him, We’ll trade 2 QB’s for one, and one ISN’T Case Keenum…lol
    This situation shows just how horribly Ted has mis-managed your Packers! My God, My Vikings have been competitive without a QB of Hundleys ability for 4 or 5 years!
    Ted has wasted high draft picks on busts, failed to use Free Agency as a team building tool,
    has been so over confident in Rodgers (perhaps a harsh thing to say), and has not taken full advantage of his practice squad, (other teams have picked him clean) Ted has stayed with some players way too long. I really heel for the true Packer fans, but not the ones that have kicked sand in our faces when we had injuries and on virtually every story..
    This just might be the Lions year! the Vikings won’t beat them but that is what matchups are all about, the Vikings will beat teams that beat the Lions while Minnesota cannot.

  35. This narrative that Hundley was efficient last night just is delusion at its best. Most of his yards came in the 4th quarter when the score was 20-3 and the lions defense went to prevent. Some packer fans are even saying, look at the last drive! That was great!!!
    Seriously? Are some packer fans so spoiled and delusional they don’t understand what a prevent defense is?

  36. If you believe in Hundley, then welcome to a 6-10 season. There are good players on offense, a half way decent QB should succeed and give you a fighting chance, but if you are stubborn then watch a sinking ship.

  37. News flash for Packer fans. The head coach is the problem. Without an elite quarterback at the helm he never wins anything. It has been that way his whole tenure with the team.

  38. At least the Packers are heading towards a position where it makes no sense to bring Rodgers back early, and he can heal up ready for next year. They need to learn from the Andrew Luck situation, and not take the risk of longer-term issues.

  39. Bring back the Don Majkowski…he is still better than Hundley. And no, McCarthy…you don’t believe in him.

  40. He’s crazy if he thinks Hundley is even an adequate back up. Hundley had 27 passing yards with 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. The score was 17-0 and the game was over at that point.

  41. 0-3 without Rodgers and they won’t even consider working out Colin Kaepernick??? Being that stubborn will very likely cost them a shot at the playoffs.
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    Being that stupid would definitely cost them a shot at the playoffs. Hundley is not the problem and he is already better than Kaep. Maybe if Kaep switched to Defense they could use him.

  42. Everything I saw indicates he’s a one read and run kind of guy. A lot of young guys are like that. So, what does it mean to “believe” in him? That he can win games? Because that obviously is not happening this year. It’s obvious to almost all of us that there was no backup plan in case Rodgers went down. Not just at QB, but for the whole team. Remember the “Packer Way” of drafting and developing your own talent? Well, that was always a farce. And it is on display on your television screen every week now.

  43. jjackwagon says:
    November 7, 2017 at 9:30 am
    0-3 without Rodgers and they won’t even consider working out Colin Kaepernick??? Being that stubborn will very likely cost them a shot at the playoffs.
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    Being that stupid would definitely cost them a shot at the playoffs. Hundley is not the problem
    ///////
    Really? Look, your defense stinks. But we always knew that. Hundley has been absolutely horrible. Yes, he scored garbage points at the end of the game. Ignore that. He’s had what, 1-2 good drives in 3 full games now? The only reason he’s not throwing int’s is because he isn’t throwing to anybody that isn’t wide open or within 5 yards of him. He had a 40 QBR before last night. And, with what appears to be his high end, he had a 51.5 QBR last night. The Packers have many issues, but Hundley ranks up at the top.

  44. Part of the problem with Hundley is with him at QB more 3 and outs. The defense spends more time on the field. Dom’s “nitro defense” doesn’t need more time on the field. So fans are right, there are more things wrong than just Hundley but him at QB makes it worse.

  45. Hundley seems like he’s good enough to manage a game and not give it away. The problem we are now realizing, is that the rest of the team collectively stinks. Rodgers hides many, many flaws on the Packers. Aside from him and a few good skill position players, they really have nothing.

  46. kingthielenscourt says:
    November 7, 2017 at 8:51 am
    Oh how the Mighty Packers have fallen. I’m not sure Rodgers would have made a difference.
    Lions never punted ONCE! How can you blame a kid who obviously isn’t ready to play on the 4″ field between his ears. But you cannot blame Hundley for this. Personally this Vikings fan likes the kid!
    ///////////
    Somebody tell this rookie that if you constantly tell us you’re a fan of a certain team, we know you’re just a troll from another teams fanbase. This one I’m pegging as a Lions fan since he makes fun of both Packers and Vikings.

  47. Loss of Rodgers shouldn’t excuse TT, McCarthy, and Capers from all being fired at the end of the season. When you’ve been on one team for that long but can’t even muster 1 win out of 3 without Rodgers then something is wrong. They weren’t even competitive in this those 3 games.

    The real test is next week against the Bears (sorry Bears fan). If they can’t win then they are officially worse than the Browns and will probably be shutout the remainder of the season unless teams start pulling starters (Packs will probably still lose though).

  48. I agree with the sentiment of the skoltrolls who say that we as Packer fans have been spoiled. Its true. Having back to back elite quarterbacks that spans over two decades is truly a gift for Packer fans. Rodgers really does cover up tremendous deficiencies. This year, we will watch them struggle through adversity, perhaps hit reset during the offseason to build a real defense and hopefully get to watch another five years of elite quarterback play.

  49. nyneal says:
    November 7, 2017 at 7:19 am

    McCarthy is delusional.

    ÷÷÷÷

    Packer fans….pot meet kettle.

  50. I think you are seeing the results of the complacency of the Packers leadership over the past couple of seasons. It’s clear Thompson needs to go, and there needs to be a shakeup of McCarthy’s staff – goodbye Capers and Bennett – if he wants to stay.

  51. titimium says:
    November 7, 2017 at 5:51 am
    0-3 without Rodgers and they won’t even consider working out Colin Kaepernick??? Being that stubborn will very likely cost them a shot at the playoffs.

    ————

    Why would any team sign Kaep when RGIII is still out there and ready to play?

  52. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 7, 2017 at 6:58 am
    Brett Hundley will be the reason the Packers miss the playoffs unless Rodgers comes back sooner that expected!!! Simple as that!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have GOT to be kidding me! I bet the other 21 starters would disagree with you.
    Have you ever even watched a game?

  53. The packers should have traded for the #1 Free agent QB this offseason when they had the chance. I heard the Bears just wanted a cheese sandwich for Mike Glennon.

  54. I just wish someone would sign Kaepernick for two reasons:
    1) The non-stop stories about him not being signed can stop
    2) Everyone can watch him play and see that he’s just not that good.

    I swear people, why is the prevailing thought that he’s an incredible QB today? What has shown you that? He hasn’t played well in 3-4 years. But hey…let’s put him out there so that we all can see. If he’s great, then fine. If not, than please stop with your obsessions.

  55. WOW! I have never seen a fan base turn on a team this fast EVER…er’ at least since the last time Green Bay lost more than 3 games in a row.
    You don’t even deserve to be called fans! look at the Browns fans that still love and follow their team no matter what the record, The Lions all those years, Bucks, Colts, Saints, Patriots before Brady! THOSE are true fans! You should be ashamed of yourselves.

  56. “I believe in Brett, and that’s not just a press conference statement,”

    Sure coach. That’s why 7 of the first 9 passes were thrown behind the line of scrimmage,
    the other two being 1 and 8 yards past the line of scrimmage.

    McCarthy is the problem. Capers is a major problem too. On defense, the middle is always open on any long yardage situation. Only the Saints seem smart enough to throw over the middle a lot vs Green Bay. That’s why Brees has 7 straight games over 300 yards passing vs them.

  57. Kaepernick career stats
    60% completion, 12271 passing yards, 72 passing TDs-30int, 88.9QBR, 2,300 rushing yards, 13td

    Hundley career stats
    55.5% comp, 1td-5int, 506 passing yards…no wins..

    This despite having one of the best receiving duo in the league and a decent running back. Anyone saying Hundley is better than Kaepernick doesn’t know much about football. It would be one thing if his play didn’t accurately reflect his stats but Hundley has been terrible. Maybe he eventually gets better over time but right now he is one of the worse starter in the league and shouldn’t be starting.

  58. “Why would any team sign Kaep when RGIII is still out there and ready to play”
    ———————————————-
    Well said! Kap is a CANCER in the Locker Room, remember what he and others did to Jim Harbaugh?
    The Best Coach the 49ers have had in decades, and Colin Crapernick completely destroyed a Super Bowl contending team because The Coach demanded EVERY player put forth the same effort! Same old poor me pity party I want special treatment because I am not White, calling one of the best coaches racist, really? I only see one racist.
    First he divided a Team, now he is dividing a Nation, and some of you want to bring that to your team? Man I hate the Packers but even you don’t deserve that! I’d call Christian Ponder, Johnny Manziel, RG3,JaMarcus Russell, first lol

  59. A bunch of football geniuses think that MM should have Hundley throwing the ball 25 yards downfield every play. A quarterback who hasn’t played in two and a half years needs to get acclimated to game speed, not to mention actual game defenses.

    Like most inexperienced QBs, Hundley needs time to get used to playing again. Have some patience.

  60. OK, its going to be a down year. Ride out Hundley and see if he has the tools to become a solid back up. The defense is horrendous on third down…they just cannot get off the field. Capers needs to go. We have all the players we need on the offense side of the ball to compete for a championship. Thompson needs to go out and buy a couple of prime defense players for the front seven. We will be back in the mix next year… guaranteed.

  61. Wow. I totally get that MM believes in Hundley. Think about it. What does he see in practice every day? Hundley playing against the packers Defense. I’ll bet even Tolzien looked like a hall of famer in practice against the packers D.
    Hundley doesn’t seem to have the same natural instincts as Matt Flynn (where is he by the way. They should give HIM a call.) But Hundley is definitely a top notch athlete. I think if Rodgers never came back Hundley would probably be serviceable by this time next year and the pack would get back to playoffs in 2019. Assuming they fire Capers and TT.

  62. Really? Because he looked like Flacco with legs last night..and that’s not a compliment.

    – Ravens fan

  63. Defense needs to step up by stopping people on third down and force some turnovers to give the offense some help…

  64. vikingsftw says:
    November 7, 2017 at 11:10 am
    “I believe in a Culvers Triple Butter Burger”….is what he meant to say.

    ********************

    Don’t forget the cheese curds!

  65. Of the 32 NFL teams, the Pacekrs would be the LAST to sign Kaepernick.

    They traded a HOFr (James Lofton) on the mere accusation of sexual misconduct.

    Mark Chmura was cut due to a serious neck injury, but his court case was one as big as the OJ trial locally.

    The community couldn’t withstand the onslaught related to the signing.

    Won’t happnen.

    NEVER.

  66. gbpackersfan12 says:

    Before you just throw BS out and hope it sticks, do some research and use common sense. Actual seats vs Capacity are two different things. You know better. How many SEATS in a restaurant compared to the CAPACITY of said restaurant. The capacity numbers also include extra club corporate space that can be used, or in most cases isn’t filled to capacity as these companies don’t need to pile people in to use every bit of space available.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Did your nose grow about 36 inches while you typed that? Or do you really believe that trash?

    If you believe it – it just proves you know nothing about how suites work at an NFL stadium.

    With the NFL – it’s all about the money. Suites cost money and whatever the stated capacity of the suite is – the suite owner is required to pay for that many tickets for every game.

    How do I know this? My former employer had a suite, and as the manager of Wisconsin operations for them, I got to entertain my Wisconsin customers at 1 NFL game per year for several years.

    Now, we didn’t have to use all of our tickets – but we did have to pay for them.

    U.S. Bank stadium is in it’s second year. Last year every single game the official paid attendance was over 100% of the capacity. This year we aren’t doing quite as well – the official paid attendance for 2017 is only 99.98% of capacity.

    So let’s just use round numbers and say the Vikings paid attendance in the history of the stadium is only 100% of capacity.

    Compare that to the record crowd at Lambeau Field vs the capacity is less than 98%. Last nights game was only 95%.

    You say that it’s because the Packers didn’t have Rodgers last night??? Well they had Rodgers against Seattle for the season opener – and that was only 96.8% of capacity.

    Thank you for allowing me the basis to further prove that the myth of Lambeau Field ALWAYS being sold out is just that – a myth.

    Never happened, and based on the current team, not likely to happen any time soon.

  67. aarons444 says:

    Of the 32 NFL teams, the Pacekrs would be the LAST to sign Kaepernick.

    They traded a HOFr (James Lofton) on the mere accusation of sexual misconduct.

    Mark Chmura was cut due to a serious neck injury, but his court case was one as big as the OJ trial locally.

    The community couldn’t withstand the onslaught related to the signing.

    Won’t happnen.

    NEVER.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    First, I’m not saying that the Packers are signing Kaepernick.

    But your attempt make it look like they NEVER would is just not consistent with their past employee decisions of players.

    Just a few for you to think about:

    Johnny Jolly – Arrested not once, not twice, but three times for narcotics while a Packer.

    Ahman Green – Arrested in Green Bay for domestic violence in 2005.

    Najev Davenport – Arrested in Florida after a woman told police he had broke into her university dormitory room and defecated in a closet in 2002.

  68. McCarthy is exposed. Look at his record as an offensive coordinator with the saints and 49ers combined with his packers record without a hall of famer. His record with Brooks, Blake, Tolzein, Wallace and Hundley is 46-56 or a 45% winning percentage. Below 50% !!!

    On the other hand with Favre/Rodgers/Flynn he is 118-62-1 or a 66% winning percentage. It says it all.

  69. Thompson is also exposed.
    Mike Sherman was 53-27 with teams not built by TT for a 66% winning percentage.
    Mike Sherman was 4-12 with a team that TT built for a 25% winning percentage.
    Without Rodgers teams built by TT are 3-9-1 for a 25% winning percentage.

  70. Hundley looked off. Padded stats in garbage time and when Detroit was playing soft.
    He didn’t have any fire in him. He looked like a statue.
    While I don’t dispute his arm, or his ability to run, a top tier QB can read defenses, get rid of ball under 3 seconds, stuff like that. Hundley showed none of that. As they said, he memorized first 15 plays, then was adrift. First read not open, he was hooped. I don’t know, but maybe he was scared of making mistakes.
    So many QBs who are missing the key ingredients. He is one of them. He’s had two years to learn!

  71. ROFL. Believe in him – Believe in him. Please!

    Now every team that plays the CheeseCheaters will be guaranteed a victory just like playing the Cleveland Dogpiles and the New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate.

  72. Don’t be so mean to Hundley – he was only doing what the Great Gimmick in Washington used to do – throw half of his passes behind the line of scrimmage and expect the receivers to get the ball downfield. The Great Gimmick had an effective range of 12 yards or less. He was remarkably untalented at anything over that range UNLESS a wide receiver was wide open!

  73. McCarthy is exposed. Look at his record as an offensive coordinator with the saints and 49ers combined with his packers record without a hall of famer. His record with Brooks, Blake, Tolzein, Wallace and Hundley is 46-56 or a 45% winning percentage. Below 50% !!!
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    He was a Marty Schottenheimer disciple.

    What did you expect?

  74. Johnny Jolly – Arrested not once, not twice, but three times for narcotics while a Packer.

    Ahman Green – Arrested in Green Bay for domestic violence in 2005.

    Najeh Davenport – Arrested in Florida after a woman told police he had broke into her university dormitory room and defecated in a closet in 2002.
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    Jolly was eventually suspended after the 1st arrest, not until the legal process ran its course. He was suspended indefinitely and off the team for 3 full years. At which time, he was arrested a 2nd and 3rd time. The Packers would not have stood by him if he were an active player on their roster.

    Najeh Davenport never had any off-field issues as a Packer. His problem was staying ON the field… And c’mon.. can’t we name 1000 episodes worse than a college kid, attending ‘The U’ no less, in an ‘Animal House’ type scenario?

    .. if you want to talk about draftees, I’d say Colt Lyeria is a far more egregious example of the Packers being irresponsible with personnel.

    All I can say about Green is, the League had a different view of domestic violence at the time. Obviously I won’t defend his actions, but I don’t think that is a reflection on how Green Bay would handle its buisness right now.

  75. I believe that Hundley is a great guy and that he can put up 17 points per game. Problem is that the Pack’s defense allows 30 and are good for only one-half of the game.

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