Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Volume X: Mike McCarthy

June 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the final series of my unit grades, I put the magnifying glass over head coach Mike McCarthy. In such a light, every flaw is all the more obvious, and the heat can cause one to burst into flames.
Well, such would be the case if my opinion had any weight...
The first measurement of a head coach's success is obviously his win-loss record. Since these grades are based on 2009, the first thing to look at is the impressive 11-5 record obtained by the Green Bay Packers.
The next is the loss in their last playoff game, albeit one taken on the road.
But one also has to examine the talent he had to work with. And this always begs the question: Did the players succeed because of McCarthy or did McCarthy succeed because of the players?
One way to gauge which is which is to look at the past success of both entities. Unfortunately, McCarthy's prior career record of 27-21 (9-7 average, two games below the 2009 season) all came as coach of the Packers, and most of the youn...

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