Mike McCarthy is scratching his head on why the Green Bay Packers are being labeled soft. McCarthy refers to 2010 when they won the Super Bowl and wonders what’s the difference?
We don’t agree that the Packers are soft, but the drop off on the defensive side of the ball doesn’t help the perception. It also doesn’t help to be identified as a high powered offensive team, ask New England or New Orleans if they have the same issue.
However, McCarthy feels like the Packers are being unfairly tagged as softies, he wants that to clearly change, but he won’t lose sleep over it.
"To me, we're a physical, tough football team," McCarthy said, via Bob McGinn of jsonline.com. "I totally disagree. I don't know how you can put the tape on and say the Green Bay Packers aren't physical."
"We beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they're known as one of the most physical football teams of the last couple decades."
"How do we play any different from the approach, the identity today that we did in 2010?" he said. "How do you swing that far? You don't go from here to here."
"Now, there's spots in our play, and I really don't want to get into this because I haven't with the team yet, that we need to eliminate," he said. "As far as being physical, tough."