McCarthy's job in danger?

Final season possible for Packers coach

Mike Clemens
October 08, 2018 - 11:51 pm

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Detroit, MI - Mike McCarthy may be in trouble. 

The Packers beat themselves Sunday when they lost 31-23 to the Detroit Lions in Ford Field. 

Green Bay racked up 112 yards in penalties with 12 violations in Detroit.

They are ranked second highest in penalties right now in the NFL. 

That's an undisciplined team. 

Changes in the defensive coaching staff have yet to yield results. 

Against the Redskins the Packers defense gave up 28 points before halftime. 

Sunday in Detroit the halftime score was 24-0 in favor of the Lions. 

In Week 4 of the season the offense was described by quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a "still a work in progress."

The following week he directly questioned the game plan. 

Sunday in Detroit the offensive play calling was erratic at best. 

If winning is really the only thing in the NFL, then the Green Bay Packers right now are on a bad trend. 

In their last 8 football games, dating back to a loss in Carolina last December (with the Packers playoff hopes in the balance) Green Bay has a record of 2-5-1.

Aaron Rodgers started at quarterback in 6 of those 8 games. 

Coming up the Packers host the 49ers on Monday Night. 

Then after a bye week, the Packers have two rough road games, against the much improved Los Angeles Rams, and the legendary New England Patriots. 

Except for perhaps nose tackle Kenny Clark, Green Bay does not appear to have any candidates for the Pro Bowl in 2018. And that's with a team with names like Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, Ha Ha Clinton - Dix, Mike Daniels, or tight end Jimmy Graham.

Or Aaron Rodgers, who is now under contract with the Packers until 2024. 

The team's new general manager, Brian Gutenkunst, is signed through 2023. 

Head coach Mike McCarthy's contract expires in 2019 - with no indication of an extension being offered at this time.   READ MORE 




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