Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers HC Mike McCarthy is fed up with GM Ted Thompson’s unwillingness to take a chance and reinforce their roster with some veteran players.
McGinn refers to Thompson’s approach towards his job as though he’s operating like a “glorified director of college scouting.”
Overall, McGinn’s article highlights a number of questionable calls from McCarthy this season regarding the team’s personnel. However, McGinn has some strong criticism for Thompson not exploring all available options to upgrade the team’s roster in a season in which they dealt with some serious injuries.
Some have wondered if McCarthy could be on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, even though he has been a successful head coach and led them to a Super Bowl title.
McCarthy, 52, signed a five-year extension last year that ties him to GM Ted Thompson, so it would be somewhat surprising to see them move on with so much guaranteed money remaining on his contract.
Since taking the job back in 2006, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 104-55 (65.3 percent) to go along with eight playoff appearances including a Super Bowl title in 2010.
Under Thompson’s stewardship, the Packers are 98-61-1 (61.6 percent), which includes playoff appearences in seven of his 10 yards as GM.
We’ll have more regarding the Packers as the news is available.