With the game, and possibly a season, on the line, Packers coach Mike McCarthy‘s choice of play-calling late in Sunday’s 35-31 loss to the Panthers could have been telling in his faith in first-year starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal explains.
- From the outside looking in, McCarthy’s choice of play-calling suggested that in crunch time, McCarthy does not have ultimate confidence in Rodgers, his first-year starter. McCarthy’s revelation on Monday that if he had gone for it on fourth down — something he considered — he would have called another running play seemed to support the notion that Rodgers might not have McCarthy’s complete confidence. MORE