Mike McCarthy Will Not Call Plays for Packers


Even with his once-potent offense struggling like it seldom has during his 10-year tenure, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy does not plan on taking back the team’s offensive play-calling. And quarterback Aaron Rodgers made it clear that he doesn’t see the need for a change, either – even after Sunday’s 18-16 loss to the lowly Detroit Lions, the Lions’ first victory in the state of Wisconsin since 1991. McCarthy, who turned the play-calling over to longtime offensive assistant Tom Clements this season in the wake of the team’s collapse in the NFC Championship Game in January, indicated the team’s offensive issues aren’t the result of him not calling the plays. “I don’t think it’s that simple,” McCarthy replied when asked directly whether he was considering reclaiming the job. “I don’t think the game of football is ever that simple. I think the way you play, it is about the simplistic nature you go about – fundamentals and so forth. There’s a lot of time [and] energy that’s put into the process of preparing for each and every game, let alone the season. I like the way our staff works, and I like the way they work with our players.”

Source: Jason Wilde of ESPN.com

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