Since going on that Super a bowl run in 2010, Mike McCarthy has coached the Packers to a 56-23 regular season record to go with 4 NFC North Division Titles. But the Packers have yet to return to the Super Bowl since and it seems like every playoff worse is more heartbreaking.
Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football and many people think he can go down as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, but at what point are we ready to admit him and the Packers have vastly underachieved? Is it Aaron Rodgers fault? He does deserve his share of the blame but ultimately, this falls back on McCarthy. I’m almost positive McCarthy still has nightmares about the NFC Championship game against Seattle last year.
Don’t get me wrong, I think McCarthy is one of the 5 best coaches in the league. But how do you coach Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers and only have one Super Bowl win, much less one appearance? There are Packers fans that are still upset about the NFC Championship loss against the Giants.
Much like the last few seasons, the Packers will be one of the few favorites to reach the Super Bowl. They’ll finish the regular season with 10-12 wins once again, but much like the Bengals, we are at the point with the Packers that we don’t care about the regular season anymore? What will happened in January?
I strongly believe that the Packers should be in Super Bowl or bust mode. But without an actual owner, there is no pressure on the Packers coaching staff and front office. Aaron Rodgers is a once in a lifetime talent and if you only win one Super Bowl with him, much less one appearance, there is a problem. Someone needs to let McCarthy know the heat is on him. To a lesser degree, Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo are in similar situations. Do you ever think about the fact that Drew Bree’s only won one Super Bowl? If Aaron Rodgers retires with one, how will you feel about his career?