McCarthy 3rd longest tenured Packers coach entering camp - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Green Bay, WISCONSIN

McCarthy 3rd longest tenured Packers coach entering camp

Posted:

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

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.