Mike McCarthy will go way out of his way not to make a headline.
However, today the Green Bay Packers head coach wanted no parts of some criticism of Aaron Rodgers. A reporter asked about some plays where Rodgers had plenty of time to throw during Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants.
“Well I mean that’s a pretty general statement,” McCarthy said to the media via Packers.com. “We got 400 yards of offense so I don’t know why the hell I gotta come in here and answer questions about things you think that went wrong.
“I mean what was the coverage. Did we not win the separation. I thought actually, that the Giants I thought their linebackers, their underneath coverage did a better job than frankly I expected going into the game.”
He has a point that they did win the game, and 400 yards sounds great. However, this offense used to appear to be run by machines it was so efficient and devastating. Now it appears that if the defenders keep the plays in front of them, the Packers can’t move the ball up and down the field methodically.
That is a big difference, and Rodgers, one of the NFL’s most-accurate passers, is completing 56.1 percent of his passes this season.
There is a problem.