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Mike McCarthy = The Real MVP?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackCrazed4, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. PackCrazed4

    PackCrazed4 Cheesehead

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  2. red4tribe

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    He definitely called an outstanding game, had a great scheme. Outside of struggles in the redzone, the offense moved the ball easily and effectively against a good Patriots defense. He should get a game ball for sure and is the #1 stud in this game(to me).
     
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    Is this the end of Hawk being on the field all the time?


     
  4. PackCrazed4

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    Agreed. He takes a ton of flack for calling conservative, predictable games, but, if anything, this was a reflection of MM's incredible precision when rising to the challenge of titan opponents. In spite of all the struggles we had in the red zone, the fact that we maintained the tempo and never let the momentum swing, nor allow the Pats to get ahead once... that's a pretty remarkable accomplishment against a master strategist like Bill Belichick. Kudos all around.
     
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    Countering BB's defensive gameplan with the creative use of Cobb in the backfield to change the matchups was one of his best calls ever.
     
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  6. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    You know I've been Sparky's biggest critic...but I'll give credit where credit is due! ;)
     
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    Kudos to MM. I mentioned it in chat during the game yesterday. He did a great job of play calling. Great job Mike;)
     
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    That article is a republication of Bob McGinn's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column....

    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/284263211.html
     
  9. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Well shame on you twice: First for calling him names and second for being his biggest critic. Here’s a column by Greg Bedard to provide some perspective: http://mmqb.si.com/2014/12/01/mike-mccarthy-green-bay-packers/ And a quote:
    I don't know if you lived through the dark ages (post Lombardi/pre Harlan) but most of those who did don't need perspective.
     
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  10. PackCrazed4

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    Easy, Jack, no one is perfect, and McCarthy has had his moments in the past. We don't have to give incessant praise just because we're in a better situation than the 70s and 80s. We've been at the top of the NFL food chain for over 20 years now, it's ok to hold our coaches and players to the standards they've set for themselves. Having said that, McCarthy deserves a boat load of love for this team's progression this season. Just fantastic.
     
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    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I never said he was perfect. But look at his record as HC. Just because the Packers have been successful doesn't mean they couldn't regress. IMO being his "biggest critic" shows a lack of perspective.
     
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    NO but i believe his role will be cut to certain 3down plays or even more of a special team role...
     
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    I am not ready to crown him coach of the year and its nice to give MM some props when due BUT, one week he is a genius the next week hang him, then genius, then fire him, I going to wait and be optimistic, one thing I would like for him to give thought to, is hiring a wrestling coach as a TACKLING instructor, they do teach people take downs....
     
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    I think that is Jack's point. There really aren't many people except on the fringe calling for McCarthy to be hanged or fired. Trust me, every coach gets the fire breath from his team's fan base. There is a distinct line between wanting more and thinking a coach should be fired for having "moments" of imperfection.

    Mike pulled some tricks out of his bag for this game. As said, running some routes out of the backfield with Cobb and taking what the defense gave us made the win. McCarthy earned this win with more innovation than he usually shows.
     
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    There's nothing like winning to silence critics....me included.
     
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    What is going on with people lately?!? Seriously can't take some kidding around??

    The nickname Sparky goes way back... and yes I've criticized him in the past...and apparently he listened! :sneaky:
    No one is perfect , so r-e-l-a-x and don't take things so literal...
    We just beat the Pats for the love...time for celebration!;)
     
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    7thFloor's comment about McCarthy making the matchups was spot on. They picked on Ninkovich for two big plays, the 28 yard pass to Starks out of the backfield and the big one to Cobb as well.
     
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    I'll take the job!
     
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    Im seeing a different MM, his conservative play calling second half has went out the window. he has added screen plays, he's using different formations to create match ups. He's letting arod loose. MM is doing well.
     
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