Packers: Mike McCarthy deserves nothing but love on Lambeau return

Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Mike McCarthy era may have ended on a sour note, but it’s important not to forget the many great years he brought to the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay’s most recent Super Bowl-winning head coach returns to Lambeau Field this week, this time as the visiting coach.

His Dallas Cowboys could effectively end the Packers’ fading playoff hopes if they hand them a sixth straight defeat.

It is McCarthy’s first time back at Lambeau since his final game as Packers head coach in 2018.

McCarthy got emotional in a press conference this week when discussing his return. He deserves a tremendous reception from the home fans.

While the 2018 Packers had a lot of similar problems to the current team, McCarthy brought a ton of success to Green Bay. He led the team to eight consecutive playoff appearances between 2009 and 2017, including a Super Bowl victory in 2010.

He finished his time in Green Bay with 125 wins, 77 losses, two ties, six NFC North titles, one Super Bowl, and a street in his name, Mike McCarthy Way.

McCarthy also played a vital role in developing Aaron Rodgers early in his career.

Together, they formed one of the best head coach-quarterback partnerships in the NFL, and this duo led Green Bay to sustained success, something not easy to achieve.

Under McCarthy, Green Bay posted double-digit wins eight times in 13 seasons. Along with the New England Patriots, the Packers were one of the most consistent teams in the league.

During his time in Green Bay, McCarthy enjoyed a 7-3 record over the Cowboys, including two playoff victories. His Packers team even won a Super Bowl in the Cowboys’ stadium.

He now attempts to flip the script and beat the Packers at Lambeau Field.

Regardless of how Sunday’s game goes, McCarthy deserves nothing but love and respect from the fans at Lambeau Field.