By and large, the 2018 season has been a rough one for Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, and fans seem to be ready for a change. Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings continued that trend.
First, McCarthy was ripped for his conservative play calling in the first half.
Things didn’t get any better in the second. With the game tied and Green Bay short of the 50, McCarthy elected to go for it on fourth-and-one. The formation he ran was, at best, questionable.
This cannot be your play call on 4th and inches when you have Aaron Freaking Rodgers. By bunching everyone close together, McCarthy is choosing to run into a 10-man box. This is a choice. pic.twitter.com/qBZD5JbMwe
— Riley MaskAtee (@RileyMcAtee) November 26, 2018
This made McCarthy a punching bag on Twitter, with plenty of people calling for him to be fired.
Me waving goodbye to Mike McCarthy pic.twitter.com/hXl3gKm5De
— Ryan Stephen (@__LifeOfRyan__) November 26, 2018
This @packers offense is more stale than the pizza I accidentally left out last night…Mike McCarthy must go…
— Matthew A. Halter (@matthew_halter) November 26, 2018
McCarthy's second half adjustments pic.twitter.com/YRZAu9f7jp
— Elisha Twerski (@ElishaTwerski) November 26, 2018
When Mike McCarthy gets a chance to take an ill-advised timeout and hurt his team’s chances pic.twitter.com/ivqxK9kMEg
— Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) November 26, 2018
Mike McCarthy really needs to sack up and just Ask Madden
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) November 26, 2018
Live Look In: Mike McCarthy pic.twitter.com/8isCJFuwS2
— Samuel Schauf (@sschauf24) November 26, 2018
Live look at Mike McCarthy on the Packers sideline… pic.twitter.com/JKbic5gndO
— Bo Bassindale (@BoBassindale) November 26, 2018
Sometimes it feels like Mike McCarthy is pulling a George Costanza and making decisions that he hopes gets him fired
— Matt Johnson (@MattJ_Sports) November 26, 2018
Five games left in the Mike McCarthy era.
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) November 26, 2018
If you’re not a fan of Mike McCarthy’s decision making, he’s also wearing a full blown jacket in an indoor stadium in Minnesota… pic.twitter.com/L3BTASqbjN
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) November 26, 2018
We even got a philosophical question about it.
Is Mike McCarthy the Clay Helton of the NFL or is Clay Helton the Mike McCarthy of college football? 🤔
— Lewis Kay (@lewiskay) November 26, 2018
Well, Clay Helton was retained on Sunday. McCarthy will likely be fired following this season, if not before. If he is retained, we only hope that the backlash matches what USC got for keeping Helton.