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Report: Mike McCarthy taking over play-calling duties for Green Bay Packers

Jesse Reed
Green Bay Packers and Mike McCarthy need to ace free agency.

Breaking news came out Sunday, via Jay Glazer of FOX Sports during the live pre-game broadcast, that Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will be taking over play-calling duties once again.

This job was previously held by Tom Clements, but Green Bay’s offense has been less than stellar this season, especially during the second half of the season.

In particular, the running game has been spotty and Aaron Rodgers has been having trouble staying on the same page as his receivers.

This was the first season since McCarthy took over as the head coach back in 2006 that he has not called plays for the Packers. He gave over the duties to Clements this season because he felt he might be doing too much and the rest of his own personal duties as head coach were lacking as a result.

However, given the team’s lack of continuity on offense, this seems like the right move.

Green Bay is hosting the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, and it will be interesting to see how the offense performs with McCarthy calling plays once again.