1. Make a change at head coach
When a team underachieves, questions are asked of the head coach. That’s the situation Mike McCarthy finds himself in. With this team’s struggles in 2018, mainly on offense, the blame falls on McCarthy.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported last week that McCarthy was on the hot seat and needed a strong finish to the season. That was before he watched his team lose on the road again Sunday night in Minnesota.
McCarthy has had an excellent career in Green Bay. He led the Packers to a Super Bowl title and eight straight playoff appearances. But it’s also fair to say that since the 2014 season this team has underachieved. Even in 2016, it took Aaron Rodgers to play some of the best football of his career to save the team from a 4-6 start and lead them to the doorstep of the Super Bowl.
It’s impossible to know exactly what has caused some of the frustrating issues on offense this year, or the continuous special teams errors, but it falls on the head coach.
Rodgers is entering the final years of his career. He hasn’t played well enough this season. But could a fresh voice at head coach with new ideas and a different scheme be the answer? Absolutely.
That’s the direction I think this team will go in, and it’s the right one.