Read here from McGinn. Deserves it – like Ted Thompson. McCarthy will apparently make $5 million per year. Again, for all of us who’ve been critical of these guys, the bottom line is they accomplished THE goal that a GM and coach are asked to accomplish – winning the big game. But they have also set the team up nicely for the coming years. There should be plenty of talent, strong offensive/defensive systems in place (please stick around Dom Capers…) and now, perhaps most importantly, a psychological edge.
Interesting to consider this thought: what would have happened to TT and MM had the Packers come out flat again and lost to the Giants or Bears and missed the playoffs? While I don’t think they would have been canned, I do think they might have entered the 2011 season on the hot seat. It’s amazing what just a few games can mean to a coach, GM, a team, an organization. In the end, obviously and fortunately, that’s not what happened – and I have to say, I’m pleased that both of these guys got extended.