3. McCarthy’s Emotional Return Ends Better for Him Than Rodgers
It’s funny how coaches are always asked about how it feels to take on their former teams, really it’s pointless to even ask because we know the answers. Mike McCarthy got those questions and gave the answer we all should have expected.
Now that that’s out of the way, he and his players can focus on winning the football game. McCarthy and this coaching staff know just how important this game is in terms of their positioning within the division and conference which has the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings ahead of them.
The one thing that will help Dallas in McCarthy’s return is his knowledge of the team, mainly Rodgers. That inside information will help the defense in their preparations for the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
His tips on how Rodgers thinks and reads defenses will help defensive coordinator Dan Quinn put his defense in the best positions to affect the quarterback. His knowledge of the team is going to be the biggest factor in this game because as we’ve seen Rodgers and this offense aren’t clicking which had led to Rodgers improvising and McCarthy’s input will help reduce the damage he could inflict doing it.