McCarthy calls out officials for OPI call

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy has plenty of reasons to be upset after Thursday night’s loss to the Bears. He’s specifically upset about a penalty that turned a potential touchdown drive in the first half into a field goal.

Receiver James Jones, who otherwise did nothing for the entire game, was called for offensive interference for picking Chicago cornerback Kyle Fuller on a throw inside the five to receiver Randall Cobb. After the game, McCarthy disputed the call.

“The one play on Randall’s [catch]  is just a flat poor call,” McCarthy said, via Weston Hodkiewicz of PackersNews.com. “He missed the call. You can shake that any way you want. They’re looking for it.”

They’re also looking for coaches who call out officials, which could get McCarthy fined. And fine or no fine, McCarthy’s complaint misses the mark. While not a full-blown pick, Jones jammed his left forearm into the chest of Fuller, in an apparent effort to shove Fuller into Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan, who was covering Cobb. The move also kept Fuller from peeling away from Jones and getting to Cobb.

“We had some tough breaks from the officials, but that’s all part of the game  the officials, the weather, you can’t control that,” McCarthy added.

Whether McCarthy gets a toughly-worded letter from the league office along with an invitation to make an involuntary contribution to the league’s charitable causes remains to be seen.

181 responses to “McCarthy calls out officials for OPI call

  1. This coming from the guy who has always taught his team to commit interference penalties and force the refs to make the call. You don’t get to complain when the call is actually made.

  2. I am sure McCarthy had no issue with the phantom illegal contact call against Porter which negated an INT or the awful tripping call on the Bears conversion of a 1st and 25.

  3. No one hates the Packers more than I do, but I’m a football fan first and enjoy the game. BS like this just makes us angry, and takes away from the game. That was a BS call. Not surprised Florio is agreeing with the league like a good little lackey. But we need more coaches and players speaking out against this unforgivable officiating.

  4. At least half a dozen coaches have directly criticized the officials this season, some on multiple occasions. Zero, to my knowledge, have been fined despite the league sending out a warning after week 1. They aren’t going to start now, unless it’s Belichick

  5. The Hapless Green Bay Packers showed their true colors on Thursday.

    What a pathetic football team in general

    They are destined to be at the bottom of the NFC North for years and years to come.

  6. The refs made terrible calls against both teams. There was a terrible PI call against Porter, that got GB a 1st down instead of 4th down. They went on to score a TD, where Lacy flipped the ball before crossing the goal line.

    Pretty convenient for him to only pick out the one borderline play. Sounds like a sore loser.

  7. For a coach of a team that is almost always getting calls in their favor to call out a call against them!!! Please coach don’t bite the hand that feeds you!!

  8. Hey Mike, what about the offensive OPI when number 82 was blocking down field when Lacey caught and scored on the screen pass.

  9. McCarthy calling out the officials for a bad call that actually went against the Packers is laughable. The Pack, Rogers et al have received the benefit of the doubt on numerous questionable calls. For example, a very poor call on a pass interference call went against the Bears on a 3rd and 15. Just like the week before and the week before ad infinitum.

  10. We’ve learned to cry and whine when we don’t get our way. It’s what we do here. We’re entitled. We’re the Green Bay Rodgers.

  11. Here’s where the Packers are now. Griping about officiating. Usually their fans are making fun of fans of opponents for pointing out all the calls the Packers get.

    I didn’t see the play itself (heard on radio) so I won’t comment on the call itself.

    I watched the game with a Packer fan and he was quite gracious through the whole game. Of curse he assumed Rodgers would eventually rive them to victory.

    But on one DPI against the Packers he complained “all Cutler does is throw the ball up and hope for a call”. How ironic on Favre night!

    It wasn’t a jump ball either. It was clear Jeffrey woudl have caught the ball had he not been interfered with. In fact I said it was smart to interfere rather than watch him catch it.

    When the Packers need to get a call in order to beat the Bears, you know the balance is shifting!

  12. I’ve got some leftovers for him, and it won’t cost him an arm and a leg. Not his, anyways.

  13. Read the headline and thought he was referring to PI on Porter that negated an INT. That lead to Lacys TD.

  14. A packer coach complaining about officiating? Just when you thought you’d heard everything. Good stuff.

  15. It shouldn’t take long before we hear something about this. The league has a lot on it’s plate right now, but nothing as important as this. Things that can wait:
    Psi data. (one of the biggest NFL created scandals)
    Investigation into gloves being too sticky.
    Two teams calling each other dirty. (Rams & Ravens) That is a big league no,no.
    Who gets punished for letting the Rams qb continue to play while he was still in the twilight zone. I’m sure they will al get answered in time. Right Roger.

  16. Several bad calls going both ways in this game. The illegal contact call on porter was a terrible call that the packers turned into 7 points. The pick call on jones was a borderline call at best. I am a packers fan and I thought Green Bay got the better end of the officiating Thursday. That being said, there are bad calls both ways every game. McCarthy should stop whining. So should the Vikings fans who complain about every call the packers get and then ignore the ones that go against the packers. They were probably outraged when they called Alshon Jeffrey for lining up 2 yards offsides , because only the packers get that call right ?

  17. McChumlee needs to shut up. 10 years of 2 1st ballot NFL MVP HOF QB’s with one Super Bowl appearance. The guy is incapable of making adjustments. Maybe try a bunch formation?!? It’s time for change at HC in GB. This team is going nowhere. I’m a Packers fan.

  18. Wasn’t it just last week against the Vikings that the Packers were the beneficiaries of numerous bad calls by the officials! Can’t believe MM would stoop so low as to blame the officials for his team’s uninspiring play the past month. If it weren’t for the officials last week, his Packers would be looking at a 5 game losing streak.

  19. The Minnferiority Complex is alive and well, I see. McCarthy was asked a question and he answered it. Correctly. There were several poor calls in that game. Unless you want to think Ed Hochuli and his crew actually called a game right for the very first time in history… in which case you are purple beyond help.

  20. From a guy who routinely has Rodgers chuck it up, trying to get a PI instead of a completion.

    Self-awareness is not their forte in title village.

  21. If that was OPI, then the Patriots should be banned from the NFL permanently, because they do far worse than that on 50% of their pass routes

  22. The Bears won a game with a TD to Forte that was much more of a pick than that. The game was a bs game and so was the officiating. the team that ended up with the most points won.

  23. No dog in the fight but it was a penalty, just not the one called. Whining about officiating on that type of call is usually reserved for lower tier teams, expect better out of McCarthy.

  24. I didn’t see the whole game, but when I did see it, it seemed like a penalty was being called on the Bears on almost every play. The league loves the story of the cute little town with the great football team, but they aren’t going to be able to prop this team up any longer if Rodgers isn’t going to do his part. You certainly can’t count on McCarthy and Thompson to do anything.

  25. The call itself wasn’t technically wrong, but it was highly inconsistent with what the officials usually do. Every team in the league uses pick plays all the time and they very very rarely ever get called, the official for whatever reason just felt like calling that one.

  26. Typical Packer response to something that doesn’t go their way. Blame the refs. But if they benefit it was the right call and you are just whining. Pot. Kettle.

    And it’s nice to see some of their trolls come out from hiding. Only took 2 days after that embarrassment Thursday night.

  27. About a week ago Packer fans were telling Vikes fans to quit blaming refs!

    Also a week ago packer fans were laughing about their schedule being a cakewalk the rest of the season. Thad right, they had cake on their mind.

    Maybe Aaron Munn should stop complaining about his teammates playing video games and worry about his sloppy play.

  28. The refs sucked and made a lot of phantom calls. A lot of them benefited the Packers, but at the same time you aren’t ever going to see a coach complain about the calls that helped his team.

  29. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 2:33 PM

    The Minnferiority Complex is alive and well, I see. McCarthy was asked a question and he answered it. Correctly. There were several poor calls in that game. Unless you want to think Ed Hochuli and his crew actually called a game right for the very first time in history… in which case you are purple beyond help.
    ————————————————————–
    I wasn’t going to say anything about officiating, but dude, you are just as delusional as McCarthy. The tripping call after the Bears picked up the 3rd and long was insanely bogus. The Bears player was on the ground and couldn’t even see the Packers player and didn’t even do anything to him anyway. everyone who watches football knows the Packers get propped up, Rodgers,Brady,Brees and Manning get calls no other QB’s get. In the Vikings game(since you had to bring them up) Rodgers barely got a nudge from Linvail Joseph and blatantly flopped, but he gets a call to keep the penalty fueled TD drive before halftime alive. On the play Bridgewater got hurt he got his facemask grabbed and pulled and gets no call at all. I don’t blame the officials for the Vikings loss, I won’t make excuses for losing. Just like your coach shouldn’t. He should look up the definition of accountability.

  30. McCarthy should finally admit he made a HUGE mistake giving up the playcalling and handing it to Tom Clements,the playcalling has become predictable and atrocious,there is no creativity or rhyme or reason to it,he better put Clements back at coordinator and Edgar Bennet back as receiver coach or this season will come to an end very soon for the Packers

  31. Fans will always complain about the refs. It’s natural. But the head coach? Complaining about a call that is, at best, a close call?

    I guess you’ll do anything to distract the media and fans away from the fact that you just lost two games at home against the bottom of the division.

  32. MrGschwind says:
    Nov 28, 2015 2:43 PM
    Collinsworth all said it was a bad call when it happened.
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    You’re thinking of the PI call on Porter…

  33. thebandit27 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 2:36 PM
    If that was OPI, then the Patriots should be banned from the NFL permanently, because they do far worse than that on 50% of their pass routes
    ————–

    Yep the Pats do it a lot knowing the officials aren’t going to call it all the time. They started doing it more after the loss in Denver (who invented the pick play) 2 years ago. It’s really no different than holding or DPI or some other penalties that happen all game long but only gets called here and there. If your team isnt doing stuff like that (which I can guarantee they are) be mad at them.
    Only time I’ve ever heard Bill complain about a call was that Welker pick on Talib. Before complaining about how the Pats do it, watch that play and remember the league said that was perfectly legal,,,
    I also believe the Pats are doing it so much this to bring it to the attention of the competition committee Dont be surprised when this rule is addressed in the off season…

  34. Just like the fans of the team, the HC is a whiner any time all the calls go his way.

    McCarthy just doesn’t whine as loud.

  35. That was the right call, players can’t block before the wr gets the ball. And in that case Jones blocked before, so that’s why it was called. Now, here comes excuses why they lose. Hey over it Packers fans.

  36. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 2:33 PM
    The Minnferiority Complex is alive and well, I see. McCarthy was asked a question and he answered it. Correctly. There were several poor calls in that game. Unless you want to think Ed Hochuli and his crew actually called a game right for the very first time in history… in which case you are purple beyond help.
    ——–
    It was a poorly officiated game. But that particular call was spot on. Your team simply doesn’t get called on most of the OPI on your WR screen plays. This time you got caught. Man up and admit it. Stating “that’s hardly ever called”, as some of your brethren have said, doesn’t make it a bad call.

    BTW: it’s hard to feel inferior when my team is in first place. Talk to me again next week, and we’ll see how I feel.

  37. Bears are 2-10 against the Packers since 2011. You clearly have had plenty of success against Chicago. I would say you need to get over it McCarthy.

    As a Bears fan I still have a lot respect for this team, fan base and rivalry. Always a great game when these two teams play each and has been since the NFL started!!

  38. What’s the point of conplaining? Best case scenerio the league admits a mistake on Monday and that’s it. They won’t reverse the the win or anything of that nature. I’m as critical about these refs as anybody (I don’t believe they know a damn thing) but the league will occasionally admit the officials screwed up but nothing changes for that game. Personally I think they should sell tickets to be a ref. hell fans can do a better job then these morons that show up on Sunday.

  39. The packers in general should never komplain about officiating the refs seem to be on their side every Sunday doing whatever it takes to keep them in the playoffs picture

  40. The Packers have a weapon that no other team has ever had in the history of the NFL and should have used it against the Bears, why they didn’t use it on that last play is baffling.
    All they had to do was to have Rodgers walk up to the refs and say the other team had 12 men on the field.

  41. McCarthy didn’t need to point it out.

    Most everyone could see it. Even the commentators, who are supposed to remain neutral, said that it wasn’t a penalty.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Goodell and the league end up apologizing about this one too.

  42. The Packers didn’t score one point in the second half, and he’s blaming the refs. That’s really weak.

  43. Why would McCarthy suddenly be fined for the same thing that other coaches have done without penalty?

  44. In a playoff game in January 1999 jerry rice fumbled on the 49ers final drive with a clear recovery by the packers. He was ruled down by contact. Owens scored the winning touchdown minutes later.
    The fail Mary game happened in Seattle. Packers got screwed.

    The last time jay cutler and the Bears beat Green Bay , the packers were penalized 18 times. Two cutler interceptions were reversed by penalty on the Bears game tying drive that sent the game into overtime.

    The packers have gotten their share of calls over the years too, but to say that the packers only ever win games because they get every call is hyperbole at best.

  45. Officiating is becoming a big problem for the NFL, but more bad calls were against Chicago than Green Bay in this game…pathetic whining from the Head Coach. Needs some lessons in class and sportsmanship from Mike Zimmer…

  46. McCarthy obviously been hitting the Leinenkugel’s way too hard. You’d have to be drunk to call out the ref’s after they did everything in their power to gift you that game. And no other coach has a beer gut that can remotely compare with that!

  47. The officials suck, plain and simple, in all aspects, for every team! Old men who retired early and have big dollar connections. Makes a mockery of the game! Rodger makes multi millions but can’t employ full time officials who could care less because their rich too. A joke, and a big reason it looks more like WWF then NFL. The refs a Rodger suck! Get it right morons!

  48. As a Packer fan I say let’s make some plays and it won’t come down to questionable calls… which went both ways. What an epic moment in Packer history when Starr greeted Favre at mid field. That’s a moment Packer fans will remember for a long time! Quarterbacks of 7 world championship teams in the same building at once. Awesome!

  49. Purple is for little girls with blonde hair!

    Can’t wait to see the Heidi’s in December to give them the same gift they ALLWAYS get…to go home.

    Losers who have ZERO in the trophy case!

    Zero the Minnesota Zero Vikings!

    You embarrass the name Viking!

  50. Gotta love the purples. They whine and cry for a solid week after taking a well deserved beating, and when McCarthy honestly answers a question asked of him directly, they whine and cry some more.

  51. This has to have all you Packers fans cringing. You guys live off of other teams fans complaining about the Pack getting calls their way every game. It’s amazing how Green Bay looks mediocre at best when calls go both ways. If teams weren’t idiots and didn’t jump offsides on down and short plays against Rodgers then you wouldn’t have any offense at all. I love Karma

  52. Did McCarthy happen to notice the terrible call on Porter that negated a Bears interception and led to a Green Bay touchdown?

    The officiating has been terrible in general — but McCarthy should be fined for this oversight alone.

  53. McCarthy and Green Bay’s s arrogance have them fully expecting to get all calls their way every game.

    They think so much of themselves it causes them to be delusional about many things and to say things like what McCarthy is crying about today.

  54. lavamachine
    Nov 28, 2015, 3:41 PM CST
    Purple is for little girls with blonde hair!

    Can’t wait to see the Heidi’s in December to give them the same gift they ALLWAYS get…to go home.

    Losers who have ZERO in the trophy case!

    Zero the Minnesota Zero Vikings!

    You embarrass the name Viking!
    ——
    I can’t hear you from atop the division…

  55. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 4:42 PM
    Gotta love the purples. They whine and cry for a solid week after taking a well deserved beating, and when McCarthy honestly answers a question asked of him directly, they whine and cry some more.
    —–
    Don’t you have some complaining to do? Didn’t El Nino cause the loss to the Bears or something?

    Maybe Aaron Munn should have a closed door meeting with the fans.

  56. revelation123
    Nov 28, 2015, 3:10 PM CST
    McCarthy didn’t need to point it out.

    Most everyone could see it. Even the commentators, who are supposed to remain neutral, said that it wasn’t a penalty.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Goodell and the league end up apologizing about this one too.
    ——
    I would be absolutely shocked if the NFL came out and said it was not a penalty. I don’t think anything will be said about the play at all.

    Commenters also said the PI on Porter was wrong. So, your choice. You want both calls bad, or both calls good. One gave your team a TD, the other took one away.

    In other words, they are a wash, and the game ended the way it should have.

  57. Wow Green Bay gets away with offensive pass interference more than any other team on this specific play and their coach is crying about getting caught for it once?

    I would love to see how these games turned out if the referees called games with no bias? Wouldn’t that be something to watch!

  58. Gotta love Packer fans accusing other fan bases of whining on a thread for an article about their head coach whining about a bad call.

    Almost as rich as someone making comments about purple being for blonde haired little girls when clay is on the sidelines flipping his hair like a pageant contestant.

  59. Yeah, thats rich the Packers complaining about ticky tacky calls. There were two pi calls against the Vikings tbat were totally bogus.. and led to Packer scores. Plus that ridculous roughing tbe passer on Linval Joseph negating a holding call on the Packers..which also led to a score . And Bridgewater gets his helmet practically ripped off by the facemask and its not even called.

    So, cry me a river Mcarthy….

  60. Refs have also been horrid over these pick plays. I saw one called that negated a critical TD. The guy on defense went out of his way to hit the other receiver.

  61. So let me get this straight. The Packers head coach is complaining about a call that should have been called according to rules. Yet, teams that have played the Packers have the third highest penalties by opponents at which half of them are bogus. Unbelievable to me.

    But I guess I shouldn’t expect any less. McCarthy is used to getting away with things. Let’s talk about the bogus PI against Porter that led to their only TD that game. Let’s talk about the many, many OLine holds that the refs supposedly didn’t see against the Bears and the Vikings for that matter.

    It’s almost like he wants the league to pay him back because the replacement refs supposedly made a bad call against their team.

    The fact is the refs are horrible. They’ve been all year and for many years. But I want to see what Goodell does now that his favorite coach calls out the refs publicly. That should be a fine, right?

  62. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 4:42 PM
    Gotta love the purples. They whine and cry for a solid week after taking a well deserved beating, and when McCarthy honestly answers a question asked of him directly, they whine and cry some more.
    ————————————-
    Ah, there’s that troll-like post we’ve been waiting for. Seems to me the ONLY one crying right now is McCarthy over a call that was correct. I don’t see him whining about the PI call against Porter that shouldn’t have been called. Remember? The drive that would have been stopped but instead the Packers scored their lone TD?

  63. Hey Packer fans – you wonder why so many fans around the league hate your team? A head coach crying about a call i a good place to start.

    Does McCarthy feel entitled to get all the calls go his way? Sure sounds like it.

    Porter illegal contact was far less certain than that.

    And what about the brilliant Green 19 – Aw F*ck call? Still laughing at that one.

    Here is the sad fact – your TEAM isn’t all that good. Losing 4 out of 5 with Rodgers at QB? I’ll bet none of the other 31 teams would lose 4 out of 5 with him at QB. Something is VERY wrong.

  64. glac1 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 4:21 PM

    As a Packer fan I say let’s make some plays and it won’t come down to questionable calls… which went both ways. What an epic moment in Packer history when Starr greeted Favre at mid field. That’s a moment Packer fans will remember for a long time! Quarterbacks of 7 world championship teams in the same building at once. Awesome!
    —————————————–
    Agreed! That was an awesome moment. It was nice seeing Favre back in green and gold even if it was just a jacket. I as a Viking fan will remember that as well. RESPECT!

  65. Packers fans are the worst fans in all NFL. When their team loses, they all disappear. Go back to the 2012 playoff game vs the Giants at home and watch them leave in droves. Way to support your team when they need you. I guess thats what they mean by “Go Pack Go”. And why does every Packers fan have Vikings in their comment? Are you all closet Vikings fans?

  66. I am extremely jealous of the Packers and the Bears for that matter. They have rich, deep rooted history of winning and solid, clean football. Meanwhile, over here in ugly purple jersey land, where our long list of High School caliber QB’s now wear white gloves, yes…..white gloves…Ugh! It sucks being part of organization that is a perennial loser and harbors child abusers and criminals!

  67. I am extremely jealous of the Packers and the Bears for that matter. They have rich, deep ro0ted history of winning and solid, clean football. Meanwhile, over here in ugly purple jersey land, where our long list of High School caliber QB’s now wear white gloves, yes…..white gloves…Ugh! It sucks being part of organization that is a perennial loser and harbors child abusers and criminals!

  68. This guy is a piece of work. The whole team is not used to losing. So they are extremely bad at it. I don’t think the Pack had a single penalty called on them in the entire first half. In my opinion McFatty should be thanking the refs , not bashing them. The week before, Minnesota came into the game the least penalized team in the NFL. By the end of the game the Vikings had more than double the penalties the Pack had. You can’t tell me that Zimmers defense who had been killing Qbs all year ..Did not get held one time, with a back up center blocking Linval Joseph who has not been blocked one on one ALL year!! So get the old play calling sheet back out McFatty , Cuz your team isn’t going anywhere with that other dude calling plays!!!

  69. Mike needs to go back and review the gift he received when Rodgers got that pick called back off that bogus illegal contact flag. That led to 7 very undeserved points.

    Then he should give thanks this holiday season for such divine generosity.

  70. Sure the grossly incompetent, overpaid, over-protected, over-insulated part-time officials made a bad call on Porter and the pick call against Jones was borderline phantom but the one that made my head EXPLODE was the inadvertent whistle on the offside that negated what would have been a 60 yard strike to Cobb. In one of my fantasy leagues, I have both Rodgers and Cobb so that ludicrous “unimpeded to the quarterback” call against the defense that transformed this sure touchdown into a 5.yd penalty against the Bears cost me over 18 absolutely indispensable fantasy points in a match-up vs the first place team! (6 for Cobb’s score, 6 for the sixty yards the passing play covered, 4.for Rodger’s TD pass and 2 plus for his passing yards). This one gaffe likely cost me not only the week, but in all likelihood the entire fantasy season!!

    I could not be more passed off!!!

    Something HAS to be done about these inept buffoons in stripes!!

  71. Iam sorry but it seems the calls are getting worst instead of better and they have made a joke out of instant reply and what the hell is a catch in this league anymore. Even the veteran commentators joke abut it they see it but are afraid to make the call because it is never the same. Every week there are at least 3 o4 games where the out come is because of officiating not skilled plays. Football is becoming a joke and don`t dare touch the quarter back.

  72. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:25 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting…

    ZERO.
    ———
    Article about packers head coach…comment exclusive about the Vikings.

    Glad we are always on your mind.

    Enjoy the bottom of the NFC North

  73. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:25 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting…

    ZERO.
    ————————————————
    0 SB with no help > any SB with help

  74. Wow..guess this guy watched a different game than the rest of us, the call was easy to make not to mention he got a gift with the pentalty on Porter earlier on which nulled an INT.

  75. contra74 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 7:07 PM

    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:25 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting…

    ZERO.
    ———
    Article about packers head coach…comment exclusive about the Vikings.

    Glad we are always on your mind.

    Enjoy the bottom of the NFC North
    =================================
    Dingbat. You’re a Viking fan on a Packers’ thread. It appears the Packers’ are on your mind. Especially after all of you’re yapping last week, and then the Packers hand it to the Vikings. Again.

    I guess the Bears have to handle the heavy lifting for you guys.

  76. artic19 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 7:20 PM

    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:25 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting…

    ZERO.
    ————————————————
    0 SB with no help > any SB with help
    ===================================
    What a strange comment. Of course, you’re going to show us examples of how the referees helped the Packers to their Super Bowl titles.

    We’ll all sit back and wait.

  77. McCarthy is the most over-rated coach in football. His team is average to below average in every facet except offense. Now, with no Jordy, his offense is very average as well.

  78. ariani1985 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 7:02 PM

    Little erin Rogers has never had a 4th qt comeback and won a game after trailing the 4th quarter! ZERO! mic drop!
    ==================================
    Hey mic drop.

    You’re wrong again. At least check the stats before you attempt to make statements of fact.

    Good to see you show up. You kind of disappeared after the Packer/Vikings game.

  79. Ariani 1985- do you remember when Aaron Rodgers tossed a long touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with about 30 seconds left to win the nfc north title over the Bears at soldier field ? Keep telling yourself Aaron Rodgers has zero 4th quarter comebacks though. We don’t want the facts to get in the way of a good insult though.

  80. No matter how many bad calls go against the Packers, the Packer haters say bad calls are “part of the game,” and the Packers have to “play through them.” Then as soon as the Packers get even ONE favorable call, everyone goes nuts and screams that the game is rigged. Get a life, people.

  81. The Jerry Rice fumble in San Francisco that inexplicably wasn’t. The uncalled facemask of Rodgers in Arizona. The replacement refs’ infamous call in Seattle. The Darren Sproles fumble that was every bit as obvious as Rice’s and he was somehow ruled down by contact. Tell me again how the Packers get every call?

  82. mistercue62:

    Sorry about your fantasy team. (Not really).

    But the call you are talking about was absolutely correct. First, understand the whistle was NOT inadvertent. Nor was the ply blown dead for the defender being unabated to the QB.

    What happened was the defender jumped into the neutral zone and an offensive lineman committed a false start.

    Any false start causes the play to be blown dead – whether it was the OL on its own or caused by the DL.

    Since it was caused by the DL, the Bears got the penalty.

    Had the OL not committed a false start, the play would have gone on. But since he did, it’s blown dead.

    A false start – no matter how it happens – stops the play.

  83. Ed Hochuli’s crew always calls more penalties than any other officiating crew.

    That was a horrible call and it did cost the Packers a TD. Watch any team in any game this Sunday when they run bunch formations. I guarantee you you will see a pick in all of them and none of them will be called.

    Hochuli loves his tv time and he should have been fired as an NFL official a long time ago.

  84. ejmat2-

    If you didn’t see all the purple crying that went on last week, you’re blind.

    If you can’t see the irony in a bunch of purples crying because McCarthy simply answered a direct question, immediately following that week of purple crying, you’re… not very bright.

    If you think a Packer fan, in a Packer thread, answering some of your purple yahoos, is “trolling” you’re… even less bright.

    Now please, comment again and remove all doubt as to your lack of smarts.

  85. ejmat2-

    If you didn’t see all the purple crying that went on last week, you’re blind.

    If you can’t see the irony in a bunch of purples crying because McCarthy simply answered a direct question, immediately following that week of purple crying, you’re… not very bright.

    If you think a Packer fan, in a Packer thread, answering some of your purple yahoos, is “trolling” you’re… even less bright.

    Now please, comment again and remove all doubt as to your lack of smarts.

  86. hawks52 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:14 PM

    Hey Packer fans – you wonder why so many fans around the league hate your team? A head coach crying about a call i a good place to start.

    Does McCarthy feel entitled to get all the calls go his way? Sure sounds like it.

    Porter illegal contact was far less certain than that.

    And what about the brilliant Green 19 – Aw F*ck call? Still laughing at that one.

    Here is the sad fact – your TEAM isn’t all that good. Losing 4 out of 5 with Rodgers at QB? I’ll bet none of the other 31 teams would lose 4 out of 5 with him at QB. Something is VERY wrong.
    ===================================
    Here’s a Seahawk fan, carping about the team that beat his earlier this year, saying that the Packers aren’t that good anymore, while his team sits at 5-5.

    Outstanding.

  87. ejmat2-

    Let’s look at the facts, shall we?

    1. After your beloveds got hammered, the purples cried about the officiating for a solid week, nonstop.

    2. Mike McCarthy simply answered a direct question that was asked of him about a specific call.

    3. The purples now accuse McCarthy of crying.

    4. I point out that irony, in a thread about my home team wherein the purples are once again running rampant, and somehow you equate that to me trolling.

    5. Perfect!

  88. It was objectively a bad call but one that officials often screw up. Packers should have won, 1st and goal with a minute to go, and they didnt execute, simple as that.

    McCarthy rarely comments on bad calls. Hell, he was even gracious on the fail mary which goes down in history as one of the biggest officials’ blunders in NFL history.

    Interesting year in the NFC North. Hopefully the Pack can right the ship. They still fortunately control their own destiny no matter what the Vikings do this weekend.

  89. ariani1985 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 8:48 PM

    But, but, but, but, but Francis booth said the packers were going to win the division this year! what is going on in turd town?
    ===================================
    Actually, I didn’t say anything about anyone winning the division this year. Plus, I’m a Bear fan; you know, the other division team that beat the Packers this year, aside from the Lions.

    It was you who said that the Packers had basketball players and WNBA players on their team.

    Your Vikings were smashed by a dysfunctional team with basketball players on it with a bad coach.

    Hilarious.

  90. Mike knows the Pack basically only have one guaranteed win (Dallas) left on the schedule.

    Starting the finger pointing a little early.

  91. The Packers and Aaron Rodgers get more calls that Michael Jordan ever thought of getting. The officials refuse to let Aaron Rodgers lose most games. Quit your crying because you didn’t get preferential treatment on one play. You got it for the rest of the game!

  92. …….Starr greeted Favre at mid field………..QB’s of 7 world championship teams in the same building at once.
    ~~~~~~

    Yeah, 6 for the great Starr and 1 for the phony Far-vra. Huge diva.

  93. clark54bears says:
    Nov 28, 2015 9:14 PM

    The Packers and Aaron Rodgers get more calls that Michael Jordan ever thought of getting. The officials refuse to let Aaron Rodgers lose most games. Quit your crying because you didn’t get preferential treatment on one play. You got it for the rest of the game!
    ==================================

    Let the Vikings fans make stupid comments about the refs and whine and harp about things. Don’t make Bears’ fans look stupid.

  94. As a packers fan: shut up McCarthy. You’re full of excuses this year. It’s the players fault, the refs fault, but never the coaches fault. Your game plans suck, you don’t adjust, and you’re too chicken to demote your play caller. Get real.

  95. He’s specifically upset about a penalty that turned a potential touchdown drive in the first half into a field goal.

    Well, now. How.. does it.. feeellll.

    Just to say, other than the obvious, that we normally don’t hear about “bad” calls from the Packers after a game.

    This is starting to look like the paint is peeling off of the sheen of the great Green Bay monopoly.

    I mean, shoot… HOW COULD YOU LET THE BEARS WIN ON BRETT FAVRE NIGHT?????? GAWD!

  96. Maybe he needs to call out Clements for lousy playcalling or guys like Adams being useless or better yet, himself for not fixing any of the issues the offense has had for over a month.

    Nah, that’d actually be taking some responsibility so better to just blame the officials for your offense being horrible these days.

  97. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 8:46 PM

    ejmat2-

    Let’s look at the facts, shall we?

    1. After your beloveds got hammered, the purples cried about the officiating for a solid week, nonstop.

    2. Mike McCarthy simply answered a direct question that was asked of him about a specific call.

    3. The purples now accuse McCarthy of crying.

    4. I point out that irony, in a thread about my home team wherein the purples are once again running rampant, and somehow you equate that to me trolling.

    5. Perfect!
    —————————————
    I’d love to point out facts.

    Fact: Packers opponents have the third highest amount of penalties called against them in the NFL this year.

    Fact: The Vikings are the least penalized team in the NFL. Yet, against the Packers they had double the amount of the Packers. Packers had 4 penalties for 19 yards. The Vikings 8 for 110.

    Fact: The Packers were awarded 3 first downs by result of a penalty. Vikings earned each and every one of their first downs.

    Fact: McCarthy is in fact crying about a call and blatantly called out the refs. Here is his exact statement. “The one play on Randall’s [catch] is just a flat poor call,” McCarthy said, via Weston Hodkiewicz of PackersNews.com. “He missed the call. You can shake that any way you want. They’re looking for it.”

    FACT: McCarthy’s cry should result in a fine by NFL rules. Let’s see what happens.

    We can spin facts any way we want to. Some of our opinions are right and some are wrong. I wasn’t one to cry about bad calls in the Viking – Packer game. The Packers won the game convincingly. But if you want to talk about calls, I will play.

    1. How about the missed facemask and head tackle on Bridgewater where the ref was standing right in front of the play? No call????
    2. There were several holds by the Packer OLine that were “missed” throughout the entire game. Only one was called.
    3. How about the supposed late hit call against Linval Joseph? Questionable call at best.
    4. How about the illegal contact penalties (plural) that gave the Packers several extra chances to score right before the end of the half? I’m not making any of this up. The only penalty that should have been called against the Vikings that wasn’t was when Peterson took off his helmet. Big deal.

    So, I noticed you didn’t copy and paste all of what we had said previously to this post which absolutely constitutes as a troll-like post since you had to bring “the purple” into it. Quite honestly, I like a lot of your posts. You talk intelligent football. But then you have those moments that do nothing but ruin it. Example is when you said that Bridgewater was barely hit when he was knocked out and the hit was legal. Would you not call that statement a troll-like statement?

  98. I hate the pick play. Coaches need to get more creative in their play calling. Take advantage of the rules. They’re all in your favor. Just don’t break the rules.

  99. Everyone on that organization – players, coaches, executives, you name it – owes their job to Aaron Rodgers.

  100. I didn’t realize that “Title Town USA” has turned into “Entitled Town USA”. Was glad to see the Bears get the win and yes, at times it looked like they had to overcome two opponents on the field.

  101. any moron knows if the packers had jordy nelson and jermichael finley the packers would be 10-1 , maybe undefeated. the packers will play pissed off in detroit and bury the lions, run the table and finish 12-4. when ty montgomery comes back their offense will be much better in the deep passing game and very dangerous down the stretch. if the vikings make the playoffs they will get crucified big time. face reality.

  102. Coaches and players should have every right to speak or not with no fear of ever getting fined.
    And McCarthy has every right to complain despite some commenters complaints about him complaining.

  103. This yinzer has hit rock bottom.

    He’s lost his team & now he’s losing his mind.

    I hope the BOD cans him, anyone would be better than McCarthy and his 4 vertical shotgun offense with 2 snail slow wr’s & the blob at TE.

  104. Players happy to pay fines, officials blatantly blowing calls, coaches ignoring he commissioners directive regarding criticism. I love how everyone involved has become completely oblivious to the league office and this commissioner.

  105. For those who somehow think the refs favor the Pack or don’t make enough calls against them, where is the proof?
    Or maybe the Packers is just a better disciplined team than the opponents?

  106. ejmat3 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:30 PM
    It sucks being part of organization that is a perennial loser and harbors child abusers and criminals!
    —–
    Completely agree! The nerve of the Packers having Chmura out there to greet Favre during halftime.

    I would say join the Vikings fanbase but the stench of cheese will out you. Too bad.

  107. It was a pick and you know it Mike.
    You got nothing to bitch about.
    The runners ran.
    Your slow ass receivers were covered like blankets all night, can’t blame them. Its like blaming your horse for not being able to run faster than the other horses.
    Your QB blew a gasket trying to throw to covered receivers and lost it. Not his problem teams went to man coverage. No more easy zone d to pass into and look like a legend.
    Your O line is beaten up and you keep playing the same guys the whole game not bringing in relief.

    No this freekin mess is your mess. You and Ted drafted these bums and your stuck with em.

  108. Nov 28, 2015 7:35 PM
    McCarthy is the most over-rated coach in football. His team is average to below average in every facet except offense. Now, with no Jordy, his offense is very average as well.

    =====================================
    The only thing I disagree with is this team is below average on offense too. This is the weakest receiving core in football right now. Adams, Richard Fat arse Rogers and Jones – I can catch a five yard pass for a touchdown but can’t help get you downfield because I’m slower than molasis running out of a frozen bottle.
    Ya MM is a mental midget and costs the pack a superbowl chance with pee poor play calling in that game.

  109. September 24, 2012: M.D. Jennings appears to make the winning interception against the Seahawks with no time left. Replay confirms that Jennings had control of the ball first. Ruling after review: Touchdown.

    January 11, 4th down catch against the Packers. However, replay shows that he bobbled the ball on his way to the ground, and the ball bounced off the ground without him ever gaining control of the ball or getting his hands under it. Ruling after review: Incomplete pass.

    Guess which one all the Bears, Lions, and Vikings fans think was a bad call and which one they think was a good call.

  110. To correct the typo in my previous post:

    September 24, 2012: M.D. Jennings appears to make the winning interception against the Seahawks with no time left. Replay confirms that Jennings had control of the ball first. Ruling after review: Touchdown.

    January 11, 2015: Dez Bryant appears to make an amazing 4th down catch against the Packers. However, replay shows that he bobbled the ball on his way to the ground, and the ball bounced off the ground without him ever gaining control of the ball or getting his hands under it. Ruling after review: Incomplete pass.

    Guess which one all the Bears, Lions, and Vikings fans think was a bad call and which one they think was a good call.

  111. ohhh, this is sweet. i assume a lot of readers are fans of other teams or impartial. this story’s posts are 95% laughing at mccarthy for complaining…see packer fans, the rest of us were right, you guys including head coach bitches about calls, gb has been the beneficiary of horrible calls for at least ten years, now everyone can see it. right out in the open…now mcfatty has called even more attention to himself…detroit will destroy them next week..book it

  112. The Bears got away with 3 opis against Denver. Making it far worse was the fact that one of the rocket scientists that the NFL calls a Back Judge went ahead and called all three on Denver. He probably got a gold star from the league office for being in the proper zip code, even if he blew the actual address. I mean, geez, the NFL Field and Back Judges are so uniformly incompetent across all crews that a guy can’t help but to suspect that the NFL quietly volunteers those slots to help rehabilitate stroke and traumatic brain injury victims.

    It’s a pity that the NFL desecrates the shield by trotting out the worst officials this side of pee wee sports.

  113. Receivers suck. Immature fans suck. Refs suck. Video games suck. Our fat RB sucks. Sounds like a whole lot of suck from bumblesuck Wisconsin. No place I’d rather not be.

    Go Bears Go

  114. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Nov 28, 2015 6:25 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting…

    ZERO.
    ————————————————
    0 SB with no help > any SB with help
    ===================================
    What a strange comment. Of course, you’re going to show us examples of how the referees helped the Packers to their Super Bowl titles.

    We’ll all sit back and wait.
    ————————————————Sure, no problem, just righrt after you explain why we have ZERO Championships in 54 years has anything to do with this thread?
    And btw, the Vikings do have a Championship and any NFL fan with just a little knowledge of the history of the NFL should have.

  115. Wow ! After all these years thinking I was the only one seeing all the bad calls or missed calls going the packers way. I see now that many more have noticed it. Hopefully the commissioner, the wad of officiating and the officials will start noticing. OR are the games being fixed to favor the packers ?

  116. Holy CHUTZPAH…Eddie Lacy throws the ball before crossing end-zone, phantom illegal contact by Tracy Porter (loses INT) sets up phony TD and McCarthy is complaining???

    Pernell McPhee was dragged to the ground how many times last Thursday before eviscerating Rodgers and McCarthy is complaining???

    What a bunch of classless sore losers.

  117. Leave the complaining to us Monday morning QBs on the internet.

    The ref calls shouldn’t have been an issue playing the Bears in Lambeau.

    McCarthy didn’t have the Packers ready against an inferior team.

  118. packmanfan says:
    Nov 28, 2015 11:04 PM

    For those who somehow think the refs favor the Pack or don’t make enough calls against them, where is the proof?
    Or maybe the Packers is just a better disciplined team than the opponents?
    ———————————-
    You want proof? Pretty easy. Just go back and re-watch the last two weeks. I mentioned several facts above so maybe you can begin there. But the proof is there. You just need to open your eyes without bias to see it.

  119. All the Lion, Bear & Vikes shills getting pay back. One lost & one won. Season isn’t over yet Turkey’s. It’s good for the league to have competition. Even Lions are playing well again.

  120. To all Vike Fans complaining about penalties:

    Minnesota is the 3rd least penalized team.

    Where is the pack you ask? 7th least penalized team, advantage Vikes.

    Quit running your mouths about pack getting help from officials. You have a good team but your penalties against GB were all warranted penalties. Let the best team win January 3rd.

  121. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 28, 2015 2:33 PM

    The Minnferiority Complex is alive and well, I see. McCarthy was asked a question and he answered it. Correctly. There were several poor calls in that game. Unless you want to think Ed Hochuli and his crew actually called a game right for the very first time in history… in which case you are purple beyond help.
    —–

    LOL
    You are kidding right? Several poor calls, including one that led directly to the winning play. The non-facemasking play. Rodgers got that by turning his head. Read the rulebook.
    I used to follow the Pack myself but lately cannot stand them mostly because the broadcasters obvious bias towards them and secondly because they do get most calls their way and still complain about officials (as do the Cowboys, Seahawks, etc). In my mind that is just plainly a poor winner, and they don’t even win much anymore.

  122. packmanfan says:
    Nov 28, 2015 11:04 PM

    For those who somehow think the refs favor the Pack or don’t make enough calls against them, where is the proof?
    Or maybe the Packers is just a better disciplined team than the opponents?
    -=—-
    I’m a Skins fan and it is obvious. The Packs, Cowboys, and lately I even say the Seahawks get close calls their way ON THE FIELD.

    I’m a skins fan, it does not matter, different division etc.
    What do you want people to start recording the time stamp on every bad call in every game?

    PS – It’s also the non-calls. So many non-holding calls it is unbelievable.

  123. givejanisachance says:
    Nov 28, 2015 7:46 PM

    Ariani 1985- do you remember when Aaron Rodgers tossed a long touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with about 30 seconds left to win the nfc north title over the Bears at soldier field ? Keep telling yourself Aaron Rodgers has zero 4th quarter comebacks though. We don’t want the facts to get in the way of a good insult though.
    ———————————————————–
    Or in 2012 when he threw the winning touchdown to beat the Lions. Or in 2014 when he did a fake spike then threw the winning touchdown against the Dolphins. Or in the playoffs when he led the Packers back in the 4th quarter to beat the Cowboys. Or in 2015 when he led 11 unanswered 4th quarter points to beat the Seahawks.

  124. Or in 2008 when the Packers were trailing in the 4Q against the Lions at Ford Field and he was part of 23 unanswered points. Or in 2009 when the Packers were trailing the Bears at Lambeau until he threw the winning TD with about a minute left. Or in 2009 when they were trailing in the 4Q against the Bears at Soldier Field then Rodgers led the winning TD drive. Or in 2012 when they were trailing in the 4Q against the Saints, then Rodgers threw a TD to overcome the refs in their 1st week back from the lockout. Or in 2015 when they were trailing in the 4Q against the Lions at Ford Field and Rodgers ran for a TD then threw a 61 yard TD about 70 yds in the air with no time left to win that game.

  125. The week before, Minnesota came into the game the least penalized team in the NFL. By the end of the game the Vikings had more than double the penalties the Pack had. You can’t tell me that Zimmers defense who had been killing Qbs all year ..Did not get held one time, with a back up center blocking Linval Joseph who has not been blocked one on one ALL year!
    ———————————————————–
    So you’re saying the Vikings hadn’t played an O line as great as the Packers all year?

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