Mike McCarthy was the Green Bay Packers head coach from 2006-2018. He was fired during the 2018 season with a 4-7-1 record and being eliminated from the playoffs. His disagreements with quarterback Aaron Rodgers reportedly played a part in his firing.
McCarthy’s offense never adjusted to the times, and resembles Bill Walsh’s style of a west coast offense instead of the modern age of a west coast offense. His conservative approach to the offense and relying on Rodgers too much led to his downfall.
McCarthy led the Packers to the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons as the head coach. He won six NFC North division titles and reached the NFC Championship four times, winning once. McCarthy helped lead the Packers to winning Super Bowl XLV during the 2010 season.
When McCarthy was hired by the Packers in 2006, he was known for being one of the best offensive minds in football. But looking back at his tenure in Green Bay, there were many questions about if he was able to get the best out of the talent on his roster. Winning only one Super Bowl with Rodgers at quarterback has been a concern about McCarthy.
McCarthy has connections with the Browns front office, as he worked with Dorsey in Green Bay in 1999 and from 2006-2012. Current Browns assistant general manager, Eliot Wolf, and vice president of player personnel, Alonzo Highsmith, were also in Green Bay during McCarthy’s time with the Packers.