Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Results of "Lions' Share" Poll: McCarthy Gets Most Cred for Turnaround

Lions' Share: To whom do you give the most credit for the Packers' resurgance and 13-3 record last season?
Ted Thompson
3 (27%)
Mike McCarthy
6 (54%)
Ryan Grant
1 (9%)
Brett Favre
1 (9%)
Atari Bigby
0 (0%)
0 (0%)

I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the results of this poll. So much of the in-house Packer Fan Angst the past few years has been between the pro-Favre crowd and the pro-Thompson crowd (as if the two could not peacefully co-exist). Forgotten in some of those "Less Filling, Tastes Great" discussions is the quiet addition of Mike McCarthy, whose ability to make adjustments with the talent and execution he has to work with is perhaps among the best I've seen among new coaches.

Certainly, despite basking in a 13-3 record this past year, I believe MM has more room to grow as a coach, especially as it deals with in-game adjustments. However, perhaps TT's best decision over his tenure was bring in a guy as head coach that no one wanted.

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