Jeff Saturday says he saw Packers QB Aaron Rodgers roll his eyes at Mike McCarthy during huddles
The recent firing of Mike McCarthy can be attributed to his terrible 2018 campaign. It could not be denied, as the Green Bay Packers are set to miss the playoffs for the second straight season. They are currently 11th in the NFC with a 4-7-1 record.
But aside from that reason, the 55-year-old’s play-calling might be the long-time issue that the team needed to address.
According to a tweet by Mike Freeman, former offensive lineman Jeff Saturday told ESPN that quarterback Aaron Rodgers was frustrated at times due to McCarthy’s play-calling.
Jeff Saturday, on ESPN, on his last year in GB with Aaron Rodgers: "…when you'd be in the huddle, and Mike McCarthy would make the play call, you could see Aaron's frustration. Whether it be the eye roll…"
Said a lot of the players questioned the play calls.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) December 3, 2018
Saturday played for the Packers in his last season in the league in 2012. He geared up for the Indianapolis Colts from 1999-2011. His statements shed some light on the issues that have been going on within the Packers for years.
He even claimed that he saw Rodgers rolling his eyes because he didn’t agree with McCarthy.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin took over as interim head coach as a result of his firing. He’ll be the one to finish the season for the Packers as their painful 2018 campaign nears its conclusion.
McCarthy had a successful run with the Packers. He took over in 2006 and has since led the team to an incredible nine playoff appearances.
The high point of his coaching tenure there came in 2010. He managed to lead Green Bay to a 10-6 record that year and recorded three upsets in the playoffs en route to a title win in Super Bowl 45.
The Packers may be looking for the next signal-caller to work with Rodgers this offseason. Adjustments would be made by the team in order for them to be competitive again.