I can’t remember which movie this quote is from,” that is so crazy, it might just work. I bring this up because I’m not sure that Coach McCarthy’s plan is for the preseason? It seems to me a little crazy, if not unorthodox.
McCarthy is keeping a close eye on Rodgers; from lowering the number of repetitions in training camp to taking him out after one or a couple of series in the preseason. Rodgers has stated,” that his arm feels better this year, than other years in training camps.”
What’s really going on behind the scenes? Is McCarthy nervous about his offense line? Does McCarthy think Rodgers will be hurt sooner than later? Is that why he’s putting Harrell, Coleman, and Young under such scrutiny?
What I have seen so far from our backup quarterbacks, McCarthy has a right to be nervous. Grant Harrell is a stop gap. He looks nervous and has no swagger that all NFL quarterbacks need. BJ Coleman is a project. Vince Young could help the Packers but like the Broncos did with Tebow, you would have to design plays specifically for Young. I don’t think McCarthy has the time or patience for that.
What is McCarthy’s plan if Rodgers goes down? There are reports that Tebow will be cut by the Patriots. Just Kidding. I think McCarthy should trade Raji or Finley for a legitimate backup quarterback or a decent offense lineman. If Raji and Finley play well this year, the Packers couldn’t afford both of them next year.It might sound like a great idea. But the window for the Packers to win another super bowl is closing. I believe the Packers have four more prime years in Rodgers. Maybe less if Rodgers keeps getting sacked like he has been.
If McCarthy’s plan is protect Rodgers than I believe he’s going about it all wrong. McCarthy should let Rodgers be Rodgers. What I mean by that is, Rodgers is a play maker let him make plays. If something happens to Rodgers than at least you were bold, not waiting for something bad to happen. Nothing good happens from waiting for something bad to happen.
Is McCarthy’s plan genius or just an attempt to cover the flaws he knows that are glaringly obvious, such as the make shift offense line, no true backup quarterback, and an inconsistent running game. Sometimes it’s best to have a good plan today, than a perfect plan tomorrow. McCarthy’s plan might be that simple.