Coming into this job, McCarthy had basically NO coaching experience at this level. He took what had been turned into a zero of a team and in a very short time, has taken rookies and bunch of very young guys and turned them into Super Bowl hopefuls?
At the beginning of this year, the PLAYOFFS where just wishful thinking. But now people are talking a chance at the SB? I think that alone earns McCarthy a legitimate shot at COY.
Yeah T .... I guess that WAS the whole point about Green. The injuries were coming more and more often. I would have felt a lot better if we had another RB on he orster who could have stepped in before he left, but .....
I just don't think it's fair to peg the guy as "the most disappointing player". It wasn't his fault he got old.
vote for Ahman Green's DEAL being the most disapponting move, however!
But ya know, he's also the same kind of player that New England has been bringing in for the past few years. 30-something year old players on the verge of retirement giving it their all for one last chance at glory.
Must be tough having to find that many 'semi-retired' players every year, huh? LOL
As a matter of fact ... if Tommy Brady didn't have Moss this year ... or Tony ROMO didn't have TO, THEY might both be in contention for "the most disappointing player of the year" award!
I was just thinking about the mentioning of Sherman for COY. I supported the guy, but I could never see that ever happening!
I mena ... considering how I heard Sherman had inheirited such a SB ready, great team! Said to be great in talent, depth and already poised for another SB run!
OK ... in all seriousness ....
When pinned-down, Sherman's attitude just plain sucked!
He made a lot of comments regarding the players that I never agreed with. He'd do a pretty good job of coaching most of the time and then fall apart when a big game was on the line. That and pretty-much allowing Favre to do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted.
And THEN after a loss ... MS always seemed to find something stupid to say ... usually blaming the players. Stuff like:
"If they weren't aware of what was at stake, then they're in the wrong profession."
In the game against the Jets that would have given us HFA, we were so banged-up BEFORE that game that I'm surprised we scored even THAT many points! Especially with the overall talent level we had (read lacked).
Sharper was out and we lost Driver early in the 2nd quarter, leaving Walker and Glenn. With seconds left to go in the first half, we closed the gap to 14-10 with Favre leading the one good drive we had in that entire game. He "tried to make something happen" and it was an INT that gave the Jets another 7 points.
And then Sherman pulled him with 14 minutes left to go, leaving the game to Doug Pederson. Favre was something like 16/33 with 172 yards, but 76 of them came from that single drive.
Sadder yet, was how after that Jets game Favre said:
"We can't play anyone, whether we're playing them at home or away, and give them an inch. We're not that good."
At least Favre didn't trash this team's chances after last week's game. THIS time were going into the playoffs with some real potential. regardless of where the game gets played.
Besides .... with the global warming and all .... we just might have a heat wave hit and HFA would mean virtually NOTHING!
Have a good one