News now! McCarthy begins staff evaluation process

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on January 28, 2015 – 1:19 pm

150128-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he’ll evaluate his coaching staff.

“I haven’t had that opportunity. We’ll look at everything. We’ll look to make changes. The changes we made (last year) were in the best interests of the team,” McCarthy said at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday, when he was asked about the potential for change on his coaching staff, especially as it might relate to special teams.

McCarthy returned to Green Bay this week after spending last week in Pittsburgh, where his brother, Joe, died unexpectedly. He began Wednesday’s press conference by volunteering this capsule analysis:

“Excellent season for us; something we’re very proud of. Our fans, I understand your disappointment; I’m right there with you, but our home field advantage is second to none. My thoughts on the NFC championship game, a very disappointing loss. I felt we let it get away.  Special teams, definitely a tough performance by us. Defensively, we felt very confident we would be able to handle Seattle, hold them to 17 points. Running the football was a priority. Tough loss. The evaluation process starts now. We’ll start the process of change, adjustment and emphasize.”

McCarthy made a point of emphasizing a fresh start for his team in 2015.

“The 2015 football team won’t bear the burden of what happened in 2014,” McCarthy said.

 Click here for the full story from McCarthy’s season-ending press conference.

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