Green Bay Packers is the team of attrition that keeps calm by carrying on

 

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy could end up looking like a genius. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

First Bryan Bulaga and Casey Hayward were lost for the season by the Green Bay Packers.

Then Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, and Jermichael Finley were hurt and lost. Harsh went to unfair when Aaron Rodgers went down.

Long story short, the Packers have been plagued by the injury bug to an extreme extent.

More than 50 percent of their starting roster has missed at least a game due to injury. Most of the injuries to those starters has been pivotal. Broken bones to Rodgers, Matthews, and Cobb. Season-ending injuries to Bulaga, Hayward, and Finley.

In the midst of it all, coach Mike McCarthy shows character by taking full responsibility for his team performance amid the attrition.

“It’s my responsibility to make sure the team wins. You could say it starts and ends with me, Units need to perform better. Our run defense needs to be better, special teams needs to make plays, we need to get the points down.”

McCarthy is sticking true to the message he sent his team after the Baltimore game: “Keep calm and carry on.”

The Packers should expect to see a large crop of their injured players return in the next few weeks. Once this team of attrition becomes heathy and arises, Mike McCarthy will look like a genus.

 

This morning, Davey Miller, Doug Etten, and Ray Rivard talked about yesterday’s game with the Vikings – check out today’s lombardiave.com podcast by clicking here.

And while you’re at it, tune into tomorrow’s podcast set for 8:30 a.m. by clicking here.

Topics: Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy

Want more from Lombardi Ave?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.