Mike McCarthy, Packers: It’s now eight years since the Packers last advanced to the Super Bowl, despite having one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Although the Packers in the past have seemed content to be contenders, the changes to the coaching staff and at the top of the organization — including a new direct reporting obligation from McCarthy to CEO Mark Murphy — could make it even more important for the Packers to finally fulfill their potential again under McCarthy.
That Super Bowl victory definitely gave some people a lot longer leash than they probably deserved. We have churned through every scapegoat except for McCarthy at this point. This does feel like a Super Bowl or bust kind of season for McCarthy.