Mike McCarthy: Damarious Randall needs to “clean his own house”

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Packers cornerback Damarious Randall‘s comments questioning whether coaches held players accountable enough for mistakes drew a swift rebuke from head coach Mike McCarthy.

“You’re talking about words of frustration,” McCarthy said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’ll tell you what I told Damarious. He needs to focus on himself. He’s got to clean his own house. That’s what I look for him to do in the offseason. He did a lot of really good things.

“We all understand what happened in the Chicago game [when Randall was sent to the locker room early], but I thought from the Chicago game on he played at a very high level. He probably played his best football of his career, but then he didn’t play the last two games.”

Randall not only was benched during the Sept. 28 game against the Bears, but he was sent to the locker room in the second half following a sideline argument. Randall’s anger stemmed from a miscommunication in the secondary that allowed Kendall Wright to score a touchdown.

But Randall ended the season as the team’s best playmaker in the secondary, intercepting four passes.

When the Packers fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers earlier this week, Randall said “change is good.”

“Players weren’t executing what they were being told, and I feel like maybe [that] wasn’t being enforced enough, that we were still allowing guys on the field that wasn’t getting the job done,” Randall said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

That drew McCarthy’s ire and apparently prompted the coach to chat with Randall.

“He needs to go home and self-evaluate and clean his own house,” McCarthy said. “We all need to clean our own house.”

38 responses to “Mike McCarthy: Damarious Randall needs to “clean his own house”

  1. that secondary is horrid. I’d be mad if backups were only as good as practice squad players and you’re supposed to just make the best of it, meanwhile your team is losing. It is frustration, frustration that between the GM and coaches that their backups are absolute trash.

  2. The title makes the coaches statement seem far worse than it actually was. This is why I try to stay away from the media and just watch the games…

  3. And grab Coach McNugget a #5 at McDonalds on your way back to the stadium after cleaning your house.

  4. So he’s fine, best player in the secondary, improved since his incident, but has to clean his own house?
    So basically mind your own business, even though Gren Bay has gone scorched earth on all but on of the guys that are supposed to b coaching the players?
    More and more it seems McCarthy is just there to clean up the loose ends before the GM is hired and then he’s gone this offseason too.

  5. As a Packer fan – Randall wasn’t wrong and he’s basically talking about Josh Jones. A guy that would blow assignments, make mistakes and still get extensive playing time due to his size/athleticism.

    An offensive player blows an assignment and McCarthy would basically sit him a quarter or the rest of the game. Defensive players – they never got benched EXCEPT Randall so I get why he’s chippy.

    Players play and coaches coach but Dom wasn’t coaching. He’d put in a scheme and tell them to do it. If they did – great, if they didn’t ok as well. I can’t think of any players he really made great or better than their natural physical ability. He never took a guy like Jake Ryan and made him all that much better than whatever they were when they came out of college. Then you see guys like Hayward and Hyde leave and do great things, do better, and people blame Ted for not bringing in talent. He brought in talent that was never realized due to bad coaching. That’s on McCarthy as he has 100% control over the staff but still – Dom didn’t realize it.

  6. Remember last year when Packer fans were claiming that Zimmer lost his team? What a difference a season makes. Now it appears McCarthy has lost his team. Seems like a lot of turmoil and upheaval on that team.

  7. teal379 says:
    January 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    As a Packer fan – Randall wasn’t wrong and he’s basically talking about Josh Jones. A guy that would blow assignments, make mistakes and still get extensive playing time due to his size/athleticism.

    ___________________________________

    Post-draft, there were at least 3 people on this board suggesting that Josh Jones would school Harrison Smith on how to play safety. Right again!

  8. vikesfan320 says:
    January 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Packers need to clean house. They’re 2/3rds of the way there with the firing/moving of Capers and Thompson, only one firing left to go…
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    Actually, there are TWO firings left go to. You forgot Mark Murphy. He’s been so busy cutting ribbons on the Titletown project, he forgot about his football team. But, then again, maybe this moron should just stay out of the football operations. . . .

  9. The commentary from the usual suspect Big Talkers would lead one to believe they have all the answers. It must be due to the Vikings being such prolific winners. Did the Vikings already win the SuperBowl after (finally) having one relevant season? Did they? Did I somehow miss it?

  10. As a vikings fan i have had the pleasure of reading a lot about what the packer fans are saying,And I think all of you are right for the pack to get better! they really should drop McCarthy !! if they had a HC and a GM who worked well together the pack would be incredible with AR still there !!!

  11. stellarperformance says:
    January 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm
    The commentary from the usual suspect Big Talkers would lead one to believe they have all the answers. It must be due to the Vikings being such prolific winners. Did the Vikings already win the SuperBowl after (finally) having one relevant season? Did they? Did I somehow miss it?
    ———
    And there it is. Again.
    The packer fan requirement that a Super Bowl must be won in order to be considered successful.

  12. stellarperformance says:
    January 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm
    The commentary from the usual suspect Big Talkers would lead one to believe they have all the answers. It must be due to the Vikings being such prolific winners.
    //////////
    Your team is imploding as we speak, and still you must talk about the Vikings. Very interesting.

  13. IT’s funny how the cheeseheads security blanket is the the Vikes SB drought 😛 Too bad for them, they aren’t good enough to have any other defense lol.

  14. Can’t see anything controversial about Randall’s statement. Any decent coach would have seen it was a mistake to try to have a rookie (Jones) learn to play ILB, slot, and S and to leave him out there as he blew assignments. Any decent coach wouldn’t have tried so many 50+ yard FGs in bad outside weather. Any decent coach would have yanked Clinton-Dix off the field in the Detroit game when he was walking through the second half. And any decent coach would have given Callahan a chance in the second half of the last game when Hundley was doing nothing. Cleaning your house doesn’t just mean blaming a couple of scapegoats, Mike.

  15. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    January 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    And there it is. Again.
    The packer fan requirement that a Super Bowl must be won in order to be considered successful.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    No, you know better. You can’t deny and transfer the truth simply because it makes you uncomfortable. Everyone knows the bar that was set for the Packers by Viking fans, years ago. “Once qualifying for the postseason, anything less than winning the SuperBowl is a choke.” Viking troll rules, not ours.
    I think this ludicrous “rule” is the result of jealous Viking fans. They didn’t know how to fight back against the perrenially successful Packers other than denigrating and insulting them and establishing bizarre “rules.” Your rules, not ours.

    Now, the shoe is on the other foot! Good luck! Don’t choke! Your rules!

  16. Packer fans talk about the Barneys Super Bowl drought because of the delicious irony of them constantly pointing out that Green Bay “only” won 2 during Favre and Rodgers’ tenure.
    They are so clueless in their haste to ridicule that they don’t even realize just how dumb they sound.

    It’s the same thing when they try and bag on McCarthy as a coach.
    Despite the fact he has an NFL Championship and a better winning percentage than the great Bud Grant.
    It’s hilarious.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    January 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The commentary from the usual suspect Big Talkers would lead one to believe they have all the answers. It must be due to the Vikings being such prolific winners. Did the Vikings already win the SuperBowl after (finally) having one relevant season? Did they? Did I somehow miss it?
    _______

    Dude, I’ve seen you call for McCarthy’s head, too. Your opinion is valid but others’ aren’t because the team you like won a Super Bowl seven years ago? That’s a bit arrogant, don’t you think?

    Just a few months ago, the consensus among Packer fans was that (a) McCarthy is a great coach, (b) Thompson is a great GM, (c) the Packers have great depth, (d) the Packers will win the Super Bowl, and (e) the Vikings will struggle to stay out of last place. The consensus among Viking fans was the exact opposite. Maybe football knowledge isn’t related to how many Super Bowls your favorite team has won.

  18. Funny you never hear this from the Vikings players and staff, OH year, they are a TEAM!
    If they have a bad year they pull together and say WE need to be better.
    A couple years ago Rodgers threw the Receivers under the bus. During Rodgers 1st shoulder injury, everybody wanted ALL the Coaching staff gone buy the 5th or 6th game..
    I knew this was going to happen, ESPN picks the Packers for the Super Bowl or close every year.
    Spoiled and entitled fans need to realize how hard it is to be at the top and appreciate and understand that Super Bowl or the season is a loss is not reality.
    It is going to take some hard work and luck to rebuild this team, Minnesota will be spoilers for you the next few years.

  19. Stella,

    You have now posted twice that the Vikings and their fans can’t say anything because you say they haven’t won a Super Bowl.

    You even posted about bragging that the packers would win the preseason Super Bowl poll.

    You have been saying for 10 weeks that you are calling the Vikings chokers no matter what.

    You have zero credibility. Nobody believes you.

  20. Every Packer story is filled with Viking troll responses, even while the Vikings offer so much more to keep their attention. If you tire of reading my reactive responses to your infatuations, then stay away.

    Simple.

  21. stellarperformance says:
    January 5, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    January 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    And there it is. Again.
    The packer fan requirement that a Super Bowl must be won in order to be considered successful.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    No, you know better. You can’t deny and transfer the truth simply because it makes you uncomfortable. Everyone knows the bar that was set for the Packers by Viking fans, years ago. “Once qualifying for the postseason, anything less than winning the SuperBowl is a choke.” Viking troll rules, not ours.
    I think this ludicrous “rule” is the result of jealous Viking fans. They didn’t know how to fight back against the perrenially successful Packers other than denigrating and insulting them and establishing bizarre “rules.” Your rules, not ours.

    Now, the shoe is on the other foot! Good luck! Don’t choke! Your rules!
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    Thanks again for posting this so eloquently, stellar.
    It is so spot on.
    I too, feel it’s a ridiculous rule, but it’s one of their own making.
    Along with their penchant for labeling just about any playoff loss as embarrassing.

    I realize that when they were lashing out like frightened, angry children, it was mostly because they were helplessly frustrated.
    With very little positive resources or pride to draw upon, I imagine your left with nothing but the raw instinct to debase yourself and others.
    In the end, I guess negative attention is better than no attention at all.

    But, let me extend the olive branch tonight and wish all Viking fans good luck in next week’s game.
    I truly hope you win and represent out division well.
    It would certainly be a shame if your team stubbed their toe and suffered another embarrassing playoff choke.

  22. The anxiety has to be overwhelming for the Vike Fans. No football this weekend, another week of worrying about the potential loss ahead. Four times the Vikes have made it to the big show and four times they have lost.

    It must be hard to think about about the 1998 loss to the Falcons in the NFC Championship and again for the loss against the Saints in the 2009 NFC Championship. Can’t wait to see this team fall apart once again…..

  23. Damarious had a good rookie season but he has not been good the past two. Interceptions do not make you a playmaker. In fact, the Packer D has no playmakers in the secondary. I’d say on at least 10 occasions this season Randall threw a look of disgust after giving up a big reception, like someone else was at fault. Even if true, you don’t show up teammates. And he flat chickened out of at least 3 tackles… I think a change of scenery is in order.

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