Inexperienced Bay fell to 4-5-1 with the 27-24 loss to the Seahawks, and a few media retailers speculated that the lackluster efficiency might need been the ultimate straw that will get McCarthy ousted after the season.
The coach, now in his 13th season in Inexperienced Bay, informed ESPN Friday it may be powerful on the crew to have rumors like that circulating.
“I do not assume you’ll be able to tune it out. That is the previous days,” McCarthy stated. “That is if you had newspapers. However I feel as we speak’s world, every part is accessible, every part is instantaneous. I am positive (gamers are) all conscious. I feel the larger problem is if you’re having a whole lot of success. I feel negativity is an unlucky a part of this enterprise pushed by the externals, however that is the enterprise we’re in.”
Speak of McCarthy’s potential demise would have been unthinkable a few years in the past. The Packers gained the Tremendous Bowl to cap the 2010 season, and made the playoffs 9 of McCarthy’s first 11 seasons. However now the Packers are in peril of lacking the playoffs for the second consecutive season; prediction website FiveThirtyEight.com provides Inexperienced Bay a 14 p.c probability of advancing to the postseason.
Whereas McCarthy’s .624 profitable share in Inexperienced Bay is third amongst lively coaches behind solely Invoice Belichick (.680) and Mike Tomlin (.662), there is a rising sense that, barring a miracle, he will not be again subsequent 12 months.
“We set a typical right here the previous 12 years and it is our duty to play to that commonplace,” McCarthy informed ESPN. “That is the way in which we method it, however that is a blanket, common analysis. There’s clearly extra that goes into that. However on the finish of the day, there’s a lot that goes into every sport all through a seven-day interval — clearly we’re on a 10-day stretch right here — and that is actually the place the vitality has to focus.”
McCarthy is below contract by 2019.