McCarthy Channels Packers History To Measure Success
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is still upset about last season’s playoff loss to the New York Giants. Despite a 15-1 season, the coach considers the 2011 season a failure.
McCarthy cited the Green Bay Packers storied tradition when explaining how he measures success.
“Frankly, our history and tradition is our checks and balances,” McCarthy said. “Four-game win streaks, 10-game winning streaks, we really don’t have anybody beating their chest, because we know what it’s all about. I’m not disrespecting other organizations, but some teams have never won, or done it once in 50 years. It’s different. It’s different when it’s in your face every day, it’s part of your workplace. I mean, it’s what you sign on for. It’s not only accepted and understood, it’s the reality of working here.”
Clearly, McCarthy’s understanding of history and what success means in Green Bay has been helpful. He’s compiled a 68-35 record as head coach, including 5-3 in the playoffs for an overall winning percentage of .660.