Don't blame the Packers' struggles on Mike McCarthy
After the Green Bay Packers humiliating 47-25 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans last Sunday, fans were quick to blame head coach Mike McCarthy for the team's 4-5 start to the season, but McCarthy is simply not the problem.
Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers echoed that sentiment immediately after the game, calling the cries for McCarthy to be fired "ridiculous."
If you're looking for something to pin the Packers struggles on, look no further than the injury bug.
Running back Eddie Lacy was ineffective before succumbing to ankle injury, guard T.J. Lang is out with a shoulder injury, cornerback Damarious Randall is out with a knee injury, Quinten Rollins is out with a finger injury, linebacker Jake Ryan is out with an ankle injury, and center J.C. Tretter is out with a knee injury.
In total, that's six starters, three on offense and three on defense, who play huge roles in Green Bay's game plan who haven't played in a while and most likely will not play in the near future.
However, there is a sliver of hope for the Cheeseheads. The heart and soul of the defense, linebacker Clay Matthews, appears ready to return this week against the Washington Redskins. Tight end Jared Cook and cornerback Micah Hyde also look like they will play this week in D.C. as well.
Throughout this three game losing streak, the Packers have surrendered over 30 points in each of the last three games.
Perhaps the addition of couple key defensive players and a reliable receiver over the middle will be able to pump some life into the Packers on the road this week.
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