Today an article came out written by Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report explaining what really happened between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy when McCarthy was the Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers.
I’m in complete shock to see how this relationship was, I thought Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger had bad relationship. Rodgers and McCarthy surpassed them by 100 miles.
It was mentioned that the feud began when Aaron Rodgers was drafted. At that time McCarthy was the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco. McCarthy said that Alex Smith is a better quarterback than him.
The quotes that said that was said by former Packers Runningback Ryan Grant “The guy who ended up becoming your coach passed on you when he had a chance. Aaron was upset that Mike passed on him—that Mike actually verbally said that Alex Smith was a better quarterback.”
The article mentioned how Rodgers really hated the play calling of McCarthy, that he would call the same plays all the time. Once source in the article said that Rodgers said McCarthy has the lowest IQ out of all the head coaches.
The former Packers players that were mentioned in this piece said that McCarthy did not adjust to how the game is being played today which easy trick plays, screens and more.
Some even said he would runt the same plays all the time. There was no creativity at all that other teams knew what plays they were going to run before Rodgers snap the ball.
Mike McCarthy looks really bad in this but Aaron Rodgers does not look good in this either.
The article mentions how Rodgers blamed all wide receivers on plays even if was Rodgers fault on the play. This we all knew before because former teammates of Rodgers have spoken about the kind guy he is the locker room.
Not many people like him as guy but they know he is great quarterback.
This relationship was to toxic for a long time. The Packers did the right thing by firing McCarthy because it is hard to find quarterback like Aaron Rodgers. It easy to find a head coach, that your quarterback will like.