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Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (54) / 11/10/1963

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Packers signed coach Mike McCarthy to a one-year extension through 2019.
It's just a band aid to help McCarthy avoid lame duck status. McCarthy's 12th year as head coach in 2017 was the first since 2008 to end without a playoff berth. On paper, it's hard to argue with McCarthy's results — a .636 winning percentage — but it's easily defensible to say he should have accomplished more with Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback. 2018 will be a hot seat year for McCarthy. Jan 2 - 1:38 PM

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Packers coach Mike McCarthy's job is "quite likely safe."

La Canfora reports the blame for the Packers' sub-par season is more likely to fall on the front office and further down the coaching staff. People inside the organization reportedly have concerns about the output from recent drafts and the overall talent of the roster, putting long-time GM Ted Thompson's position with the team in question. As always, there are also rumblings about DC Dom Capers' position. The team certainly could use an infusion of talent, but the offensive-minded McCarthy still has Aaron Rodgers, a solid-to-good receiver corps, and one of the best offensive lines in football at his disposal. At least some of the blame has to fall at his feet.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he will continue to call plays in 2016.

McCarthy ceded playcalling duties to Tom Clements last offseason, but he took them back in December in an attempt to jump-start the Packers' stagnated offense. McCarthy did manage to get the running game going for a couple weeks, but he never truly fixed the passing-game woes. Jordy Nelson's return should help, but the Packers need to find better weapons or McCarthy needs to give his receivers more help getting open in 2016.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Mike McCarthy has reclaimed Packers playcalling duties from OC Tom Clements.

McCarthy ceded the duties to Clements before the season. Clements was a disaster in the play-calling role, however, refusing to use scheme and route combinations to create space for his wide receivers, who have struggled mightily to get open all year. The decision was reportedly made very early in the week, so McCarthy had time to make changes with the Packers returning from a ten-day layoff following their Thursday night Hail Mary win over Detroit.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy is "considering" giving up his role as the Packers' offensive play-caller.

Historically, McCarthy has been adamant about remaining the play-caller for Aaron Rodgers and Co., but after he was extremely passive in the NFC title game against the Seahawks -- settling for two short field goals instead of going for touchdowns -- he's now considering a step back. OC Tom Clements would be the in-house favorite to call plays, as the Packers aren't going to hire anyone from the outside. QBs coach Alex Van Pelt is another option. McCarthy would then become an overseer in a Jason Garrett/Mike Tomlin-type role.
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Packers signed coach Mike McCarthy to a multi-year contract extension.

Teams rarely divulge coaching-contract details, but McCarthy was believed to already be making more than $5 million per season. ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes his extension likely takes him through 2018. In his ninth season as head coach, McCarthy is just five wins (93) behind Vince Lombardi for the second most in franchise history. McCarthy can suffer from being too vanilla, and has undying loyalty for mediocre DC Dom Capers, but has been a competent guiding hand for generational talent Aaron Rodgers. He's worthy of being locked up for multiple more seasons.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Sources tell the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel the Packers are working on a contract extension with coach Mike McCarthy.

McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson each signed new deals in 2011. McCarthy is signed only through the end of the 2015 season, while Thompson is under contract through the end of the 2016 draft. McCarthy's old deal is worth $6.5 million annually, so he'll likely pursue a raise in the $7-8 million range. Bill Belichick is currently the NFL's highest paid coach at $11 million per season.
Sun, May 4, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said he was "hopeful" Green Bay could add a young quarterback in the draft.

The Packers have only drafted one quarterback in the last five years, B.J. Coleman in the seventh round in 2012. The lack of emphasis on developing a backup quarterback hurt Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury in 2013 as three backup quarterbacks combined for a 2-4-1 record. The Packers have reportedly talked to several quarterbacks at the NFL Combine, including David Fales from San Jose St.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 11:57:00 AM

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