Mike McCarthy: I don’t want to hear that the Packers are Soft

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy


The Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy believes in his team just as any coach should. But with a shaky defense all season, many wondered and questioned whether the Packers are a tough team. And after allowing 45 points and 500+ yards to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs, many are convinced the Packers are just a passing team with no physicality on either side of the ball.

McCarthy was quick to make it clear that that is no the case.

To me, we’re a physical, tough football team,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I totally disagree. I don’t know how you can put the tape on and say the Green Bay Packers aren’t physical.”

“How do we play any different from the approach, the identity today that we did in 2010?” he said. “How do you swing that far? You don’t go from here to here.”

While I cant be upset at a coach backing his team, the questions about the Packers physicality have some merit in my eyes.

With a porous offensive line and a defense that couldn’t stop a nose bleed, one has to wonder how they can be considered physical.