Thompson, McCarthy, Hundley exposed again : Packers Insider

Thompson, McCarthy, Hundley exposed again

November 19, 2017 by  
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By Brian E Murphy, PackersInsider.com senior editor

~Mike McCarthy has told you he is a very successful NFL football coach.

Remember, Mike McCarthy was the 49ers offensive coordinator in 2005, at the time of the Draft, and he evaluated and decided that Utah's Alex Smith was the guy, not Cal's Aaron Rodgers. This is the same coach who told us that Tolzein, now Hundley, is good enough for the NFL

Remember, Mike McCarthy was the 49ers offensive coordinator in 2005, at the time of the Draft, and he evaluated and decided that Utah’s Alex Smith was the guy, not Cal’s Aaron Rodgers. This is the same coach who told us that Tolzein, now Hundley, is good enough for the NFL

Sceptics, of course, say that he’s had Hall of Fame talents Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre for his whole career, but when either missed time, McCarthy looks like a coach in over his head, who had no clue how to coach.

They point to 2013, and they now can point to this year.

The fact of the matter, which becomes more evident with each game, is that Aaron Rodgers is 100% the reason for the success in Green Bay since 2008. It’s not due to the coaching, or the general manager.

It’s actually “despite” them more so than because of them. Again, this is as many have been saying for years.

Of course, it’s almost a sin for you Packer fans to criticize the team. You’re called “unfaithful”, or a “fairweather” fan if you say anything negative.

It’s different now.

It’s apparent to everyone, fans, media, and players on other teams, that Rodgers has been carrying this organization for a decade.

Remember when Tom Brady suffered a torn ACL in the opening game of the season? His backup, also from the Pac-12 like Brett Hundley, went 10-5 as a starter. And he hadn’t even started a football game since he was in high school. He was a career backup in college at USC, and hadn’t played in the NFL until Brady had his knee injured.

Brett Hundley was All-Conference at UCLA, but his stock went down the longer he was there. He went from a possible first-round pick to a last-day pick by the time he came out.
Thompson grabbed him and thought he might blossom into something.

Now in his third year, and having some good film in preseason games against third stringers, McCarthy proclaimed that Hundley is ready. Cheesehead Nation drank the kool-aid, and many were saying that the Packers would be able to trade Hundley next off-season for a 1st or 2nd round pick. I kept asking them “why”?

Now they know why he won’t be fetching anything. He has gone from a last day draft pick prospect to soon-to-be a waiver wire quarterback.

And the Packers have just wasted yet another season.

Look West to Minnesota, where they are now 8-2. True, had the dirty Anthony Barr not late-hit Rodgers, they probably would be 7-3 and trailing the Packers. But that happened. And now, with their 3rd QB on their preferred depth chart, they are rolling. Case Keenum is a veteran who has shown some things that proved that he was a capable NFL QB.

McCarthy, and Thompson, once again misevaluated the position. Or they overrated their own skills.

This quarterback is nowhere near good enough to play well in the NFL. Just like in 2013 when Scott Tolzein was starting games in place of the injured Rodgers (and injured Seneca Wallace, the original backup).

That’s not on Hundley.

This is all, 100 percent, on the GM and head coach period, end of story.

The question now is will we see any significant changes before next season? Will team president Mark Murphy do anything? Does he think Thompson and McCarthy are doing a good job? Or will he see what the rest of you see?

That Aaron Rodgers carries this team, this franchise, and time is running out to make proper changes and bring a more competent GM and/or head coach into Green Bay?

Do you expect any big changes in Green Bay?
I would advise you to not hold your breath.
They are very spoiled, from Mark Murphy on down. Don’t expect that to change now.

 

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