The Packers canned head coach Mike McCarthy after a brutal 20-17 home loss to the Cardinals and a multiple seasons of butting heads with Aaron Rodgers, but Colin doesn’t think a new coach is guaranteed to get the 4-7-1 Pack back to contending for NFC North titles and return Rodgers to MVP form.
Colin doesn’t buy that all of Green Bay’s struggles are due to Mike McCarthy and thinks Rodgers deserves a large part of the blame because he’s become borderline uncoachable. Around the league, the best coaches – like McVay with Goff and Payton with Brees – have a peer relationship with their QB’s and the authority to coach them up without being questioned every week.
At this point in Rodgers’ career it might not be that easy to pull off. Aaron is at a stage in his career where he’s already an established superstar, an MVP, and getting him to buy in to a new system and accept coaching might be easier said than done. If Green Bay hires a coach that doesn’t have credibility with Rodgers, it’s going to be hard to turn it around.