Packers' Playoff Hopes on Life Support After Seahawks Soar in Fourth Quarter
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 19, 2018,
Nov 19, 2018, 2:22
Green Bay fell to 4-5-1 with the 27-24 loss to the Seahawks, and some media outlets speculated that the lackluster performance might have been the final straw that gets McCarthy ousted after the season. The team is trying to figure out how long Graham will be out.
Mike McCarthy acknowledged Friday afternoon he is aware of the chatter about his job security and the debate outside the building about whether his 13th year as the Green Bay Packers' coach should be his last. "So, you've just got to stay in tune with the specifics and the details of why we're not getting it done in those situations". "It's really just a product of who's in front of him".
The Packers are still determining how much time Graham will miss.
In Jones' first four games of the season, he only received 36 touches even though he was averaging 5.88 yards per carry. "We didn't have clean information there", McCarthy said.
In fact, McCarthy said he was prepared to call a timeout and get set up for the fourth-down play before a discussion with the staff helped change his mind. Not to mention, Green Bay's defense struggled after Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels left the game.
Yet, the Packers came out firing against the Seattle Seahawks, forcing a fumble on the game's opening possession and leading 14-3 after one quarter and 21-17 at the half. "Every individual on the inside, particularly the football team, we have a 2018 commitment, and that's all I've ever focused on".
We're guessing they did a lot more than that.
When asked if he's concerned the talk of his future will affect the locker room, McCarthy said: "I don't think you can tune it out".
The result was especially disappointing for quarterback Aaron Rodgers who threw for two touchdowns in the first half and 332 yards overall, but was held to a single scoring drive in the second half. It's four-minute time. Thrilled to see that happen.