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marklawrence:
https://m.cheeseheadtv.com/blog/tony-romo-green-bay-versus-jacksonville-in-super-bowl-liii-320

ricky:
And if AR stays healthy all year, but the Packers don't make it to the SB, will there be a change in the head coach? After all, I believe MM has already had two new coordinators effectively imposed on him by Murphy.

https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/is-mike-mccarthys-future-with-the-packers-dependent-on-a-successful-2018-season-252

scoremore:
I don't know if Murphy imposed anything on MM other than the short extension.  The hint you are on the hot seat.  Believe MM got the message and made changes he needed to keep his job.  It was pretty clear Capers wasn't getting it done.  At first I blamed it on injuries but believe he should have been gone before last season.  Edgar Bennett as OC was probably the worst move under MM's tenor.  He was unable to scheme opponents and attack their weaknesses.  The result Aaron playing sandlot football out there.   MM addressed both issues and believe we have the coaching staff in place now to make a run. 

ricky:

--- Quote from: scoremore on July 12, 2018, 05:48:05 PM ---I don't know if Murphy imposed anything on MM other than the short extension.  The hint you are on the hot seat.  Believe MM got the message and made changes he needed to keep his job.  It was pretty clear Capers wasn't getting it done.  At first I blamed it on injuries but believe he should have been gone before last season.  Edgar Bennett as OC was probably the worst move under MM's tenor.  He was unable to scheme opponents and attack their weaknesses.  The result Aaron playing sandlot football out there.   MM addressed both issues and believe we have the coaching staff in place now to make a run.

--- End quote ---

OK. So, MM was forced to make changes because he felt the pressure building. As long as changes were made that were long overdue, I'll take it. An excellent motivator, very good play caller, has a good rapport with his players. But as far as choosing staff, too loyal; as far as playcalling, too stubborn. The plays aren't the problem, its the players inability to execute and get open that is the problem. Throw in some schemes to help the WR's? Nonsense. That, as you stated so well, turned AR into that "sandlot football" player, scrambling to stretch the play, because defenses knew the routes as well as the WR's.

Romo may think the Pack will make it to the SB, but James Jones thinks they'll have a perfect season. So, who has loftier expectations than that?

https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/james-jones-has-monumental-expectations-for-the-packers-in-2018f-359

OneTwoSixFive:
I cannot determine whether McCarthy made changes because, as Ricky stated, 'he felt the pressure building' (which suggests outside pressure), or because he himself felt the current setup was inefficient enough to require wholesale change. Maybe it's a bit of both. Whatever the truth, the changes are a good thing - not because they will significantly improve the team (I hope they will, but it IS possible they might not make much difference), but because a change was needed, and it was made. I feel good about the Packers org as a whole, but the new setup hasn't been properly tested, yet.

As for MM being canned if he doesn't make the SB, I don't think coaches get fired because they don't make the Superbowl. Occasionally they get fired because their team cannot win playoff games (see Marty Shottenheimer).

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