Brett Favre thinks Mike McCarthy will do a “great job” in his next stop

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Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy possibly wouldn’t get a glowing endorsement from Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy definitely got one from the other Hall of Fame quarterback McCarthy coached in Green Bay.

“I think he’ll do a great job,” Favre said regarding McCarthy on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I had him in 1999, and that was basically the middle of my career, and after that year he was gone but then he came back obviously as the head coach. And really a bright mind. Good for a quarterback.

“I think any young quarterback would like him. And he’s very understandable, much like Brian Daboll at Buffalo and Darrell Bevell, guys who are coaching right now, relate to the guys very well. And I think that’s important, on top of his Xs and Os mentality. Obviously he’s had Aaron Rodgers and that certainly helps but I do think he brings a level of toughness, but also a confidence that as a player, as a quarterback for him, you feel confident in the plays that he calls that he’s going to call plays that cater more to your ability rather than maybe a previous guy he had. So I think he’s a simple but yet confidence-building and technique-driven coach. He’ll be a good fit for any of those teams.”

Those teams who currently are considering McCarthy include the Browns, Panthers, and Giants. And although questions emerged regarding McCarthy late in his tenure with the Packers, his achievements were significant, and a fraction of that success would potentially result in half of Cleveland being named after him.

34 responses to “Brett Favre thinks Mike McCarthy will do a “great job” in his next stop

  1. McCarthy and Mayfield would seem a logical matching…all the Favre comparisons are somewhat on point (same attitude, rocket arm, prone to interceptions, etc). Plus McCarthy would bring stability and his long tenure in the league would be enough to get the attention of Landry and Beckham (maybe)… this is probably my first choice. The Browns need an adult in the room, and McCarthy spent a year studying. Give him a youngish OC and that could work out.

  2. “Other hall of game quarterback” Florio??

    New rule – no calling someone a “hall of fame ”anything Until they actually, you know, get in the hall of game.

  3. MM worked great when he had guys like Driver,Jennings, Nelson, Jones, Cobb, Finley at the WR/TE positions and AR throwing them the ball. They could line up 5 wide and torch the hell out of any defense based on match ups. However when the talent pool went thin (thanks TT) his offense was shown that it lacked imagination and became predicable and easy to defend.

  4. I think the Giants are the best landing spot. You should get a either a top tackle to protect your franchise or a top defender in Brown to start with a QB that can look the part at times and a dynamic RB who still has two years of tread on those tires (sorry Giants fans, they wear out quick). The offense has the grounds work for McCarthy to succeed, they can add to the D in the draft and the $67M in cap space they have.

  5. Brownsweregoodinthe80s says:
    January 3, 2020 at 5:28 pm
    McCarthy and Mayfield would seem a logical matching…all the Favre comparisons are somewhat on point (same attitude, rocket arm, prone to interceptions, etc). Plus McCarthy would bring stability and his long tenure in the league would be enough to get the attention of Landry and Beckham (maybe)… this is probably my first choice. The Browns need an adult in the room, and McCarthy spent a year studying. Give him a youngish OC and that could work out.
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    Mayfield seems to have an average to good arm, not a “rocket arm” and not close to comparable to Farve’s.

  6. He was good during the majority of years he was in GB with reg. season games but then somehow turned really lousy during the postseason except for just one SB winning year.
    IMO it would take a major bit time miracle for him to return to his glory dayz no matter where he lands.
    Whoever gets him very well might have a decent coach, perhaps better than they previously had, but the fans should not get their hopes up all that high.
    This is McMoron and not a Lombardi or Walsh we are talking about here.

  7. To clarify, it was Holmgren that endured the terrible Favre interception years & broke Favre of MOST of those bad habits. I remember the crowd would cheer when Favre would actually throw a ball away. Although Favre never really stopped throwing picks (as the record shows), Holmgren was able to get it to a manageable level. Lets also remember they had a top 5 defense during the Favre Superbowl runs. That covers the smell of some of those ill-timed picks. I like McCarthy & Mayfield or Jones.
    On the other side, it was McCarthy that choked away Rodgers’ 2nd Superbowl appearance against Seattle. That game was won & conservative play calling let Seattle back in & go on to win the game. It was also McCarthy that refused to fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers year after year. Possibly/Likely sacrificed another Superbowl appearance or 2 here.
    All in all McCarthy hopefully has learned from those lessons & could wind up being an excellent coach for a franchise with a quarterback.

  8. McCarthy is a great offensive mind we saw it in New Orleans when he came and made Aaron Brooks, Deuce McAllister, and Joe Horn into one of the league’s more fearsome triplets.

  9. I still remember McCarthy’s press conference when he said “the train has left the station” in regards to getting rid of Favre. That is when I started referring to him as Charlie. That being said, if the Browns pair him with Wolfe in the front office good thing could happen. But we’re talking about the Browns and I’m not some homeless guy.

  10. Aaron actually would give Mike McCarthy a positive endorsement. They are still friends. Some don’t realize that Mike McCarthy still lives in Green Bay and it’s not like Aaron never talks to him or sees him.

    Mike Pettine was just asked today if he got a call from McCarthy asking him how it was to coach in Cleveland. Pettine smiled and said he does talk to McCarthy, but they did not talk about the Browns.

    I think McCarthy would be a better fit with the Giants. Mike McCarthy would not like how Haslam let’s people like DePodesta have so much influence on the football operations. Mike McCarthy wants to coach and have a strong GM who runs the football operations like he had with Ted Thompson and Brian Gutekunst.

    There is talk that no matter where McCarthy is hired he will want current Packers co-director of player personnel Jon-Eric Sullivan as his GM.

  11. McCarthy reeks of retread. I would t out much stock in what davre said. Lime he is just going to blast the guy. He is t that kinda guy to trash McCarty. The fact that anyone thinks daball would be. A good coach is even more of a joke. Ask cat McCoy about him. Daball would scream into his helmet and just rattle the young QB mid game to the point teammates just said ignore daball amd were just shocked at what a A whole daball was. Buffalo offe se was nothing special either. So if the briwns bring him back again they deserve to suck

  12. McCarthy should take the Giants job..hes a great coach who won’t have a renegade QB like Aarron Rodgers. I could see Peterson,Riveria,McCarthy and whatever lameduck coach in Dallas, in the NFC East.

  13. Brownsweregoodinthe80s says:
    January 3, 2020 at 5:28 pm
    McCarthy and Mayfield would seem a logical matching…all the Favre comparisons are somewhat on point (same attitude, rocket arm, prone to interceptions, etc).
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    I think you’re mixing up “Mikes”. Holmgren is who turned the young gunslinger Favre into the polished MVP. McCarthy is the guy who couldn’t get Favre to do things how he wanted which resulted in McCarthy edging Brett out the door since young Rodgers was like a young Steve Young following the system to a tee.

  14. McCarthy’s career in Green Bay was derailed by an aging prima donna QB who refused to accept that he isn’t what he used to be and who did everything in his power to get McCarthy fired.

    Rodgers just had his second worst year as a 16 game starter for his ability to complete a pass, QB rating, total yards and for yards per attempt. His rushing total (he used to be known for his ability to pick up a first down with his legs) is down considerably, only had 1 rushing TD and he lost as many fumbles as he has ever had in his career.

    As a rookie, Aaron passed for more yards, had a higher completion percentage, more TD passes, better yards per attempt, more rushing yards, 4 times as many rushing TD’s and fewer lost fumbles.

    An older, slower, injury prone QB with declining skills shouldn’t dictate who his coach is.

  15. Lots of kiddies who don’t have a whole lot of knowledge of the game’s mechanics posting here. Some even fancy themselves Packers’ fans kicking around a lot of revisionist history.

    What you people need to remember, or perhaps, hear for the first time in your young lives is that AFTER Holmgren, came Ray Rhodes, then Mike Sherman who also doubled as as GM/VP, then came Ted and Coach McCarthy.

    Now fill in your own blanks as to who did what between Super Bowl wins. One guy previous, blamed McCarthy for the 5 minute meltdown against Seattle…depriving Aaron of a trip to another Super Bowl..??? What?

    Are you guys stupid? Or just dumb? Those are the only options I’m offering up.

  16. marvin1958 says:
    January 3, 2020 at 7:28 pm
    Lots of kiddies who don’t have a whole lot of knowledge of the game’s mechanics posting here. Some even fancy themselves Packers’ fans kicking around a lot of revisionist history.

    Now fill in your own blanks as to who did what between Super Bowl wins. One guy previous, blamed McCarthy for the 5 minute meltdown against Seattle…depriving Aaron of a trip to another Super Bowl..??? What?

    Are you guys stupid? Or just dumb? Those are the only options I’m offering up.
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    Looks like you are the one who needs to go back to school.
    McMoron has a losing, not winning, but losing record when it comes to the post season.
    He really took his foot off the gas and put the brakes on with his conservative play calling especially in post season games.
    Never ran up the score and would call more running than passing plays on 2nd/3rd and long.
    Overrated? Maybe.
    But no one can ever say that he is underrated.
    Never.
    Just a basic coach who turned lousy after just one SB win.

  17. Forget it, Packmanfan… You’ve convinced yourself that you know what you’re talking about and that is fine, I’ve listened to enough half-baked theories from people with keyboards that I’ve become immune to it.

    Blather on….

  18. Mike McCarthy is a good coach option for 5 years that will develop a young quarterback, bring stability and accountability to a franchise, and give you a shot at competing in the post-season. He’s very ‘system and process’ oriented like Belichick, but obviously he has more flaws in his design than a guy like Belichick, but it will still lead to consistent winning seasons. And by winning seasons, I mean a lot of 10-6 seasons.

    McCarthy’s downfalls I would say as a Packer fan watching him for 13 years, is he is probably in the bottom 3rd of coaching as far as in-game management and decision-making. He doesn’t think or process information terribly fast especially at the end of a half or game, and will make head scratching decisions that simply don’t pay off. This presents an unfortunate handicap for players on his sideline. Their best hope is to blow the other team out so bad that this isn’t an issue.

  19. It was long QB-coach run that Rodgers and MCCarthy had. So, it’s no surprise it eventually ended. There was even rumblings this past offseason between Brady and Belichick. It says something that McCarthy decided to spend the year studying offenses to modernize his approach. I believe McCarthy = the next Andy Reid in KC. Philly fans were so happy to see Andy Reid leave. Fans of teams hiring coaches said many of the same things about Andy Reid that’s being said of McCarthy. However, look at KC…Reid’s choice of QB, and it’s offense. Andy Reid showed growth in his willingness to update his offensive approach. No Andy Reid has not won a SB, but how many of the teams that passed in Reid envy KC’s position? Cleveland for one. I think McCarthy has the ability to be the Andy Reid of coaching retreads…and it’s a gamble Cleveland can definitely afford to take. Plus Cleveland executive Wolf knows McCarthy and can fairly access what Cleveland would be getting in a head coach.

  20. People confuse a rocket arm with a cannon arm. Mayfield has a rocket arm, Mahomes has a cannon arm.

  21. Well, I agree AND disagree with Favre. I agree that McCarthy is a good QB coach, but I think he is a terrible head coach. No imagination, so predictable. Week after week, I listened to either NFL experts or opponents comment about the predictability of MM.

  22. Bottom line on McCarthy is he can coach…6 out of 7days. In other words he gets every one ready to play and play well every Sunday. Sadly on Sunday his strength as a coach lessens as any thing new in the offence disappears and Mike and his placard take over ending with the placard telling Mike what to do the last 2mnts . When you evaluate a head coach from the outside there are only two good ways are wins and losses. With the coaching tree , McCarthy has only one branch working now Franklin at pen state ( Packers 2005-2008 ), and the Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin 2012-2015 as a dead branch. That’s it, so good luck to the next team who hires Mike if he learned any thing you may be lucky.

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