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McCarthy 3rd longest tenured Packers coach entering camp


Green Bay, WISCONSIN  Mike McCarthy will become the 3rd longest tenured coach in Packers history when training camp opens on Thursday.

This is his 8th season, tying Bart Starr, and trailing Vince Lombardi by just one season.

One reason for McCarthy's longevity is his success.

Since taking over in 2006, McCarthy has the 2nd best winning percentage in the league.

But another factor is his consistency.

Success has not changed the coach.

"That's what you want though.  You don't want a coach that's hopping all over the place. You want someone who believes in what they're doing, believes what they're doing is right, what's going to work and stick to it. If you have a coach that's changing things year in and year out, everyone is going to be all over the board and be confused, instead of knowing what to expect and keep moving forward," said Packers receiver Jordy Nelson.

"There are no secrets. We know what he's doing, we know what he's about. That's how he is, that's his personality both on and off the field. We definitely enjoy it," said Packers guard Josh Sitton.

Players report to camp on Thursday with the first practice set for Friday.

Story courtesy of WBAY TV

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