Mike McCarthy spoke to the press this afternoon. Lots of very angry fans have been tweeting at prominent Green Bay-based journalists since the loss to the San Francisco 49ers asking them to ask McCarthy about the job status of defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
Well, someone asked. McCarthy answered.
McCarthy: "I feel very confident that Dom Capers is going to be our defensive coordinator" but wants to go through process.— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) January 15, 2013
"Ridiculous" that he has to answer the question on Capers. "Appalled." He "doesn't dig the drama." But job requires him to evaluate everyone— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) January 15, 2013
That word, "appalled"? Not great word choice on the part of McCarthy, at least in terms of PR. Here's some awesome reaction from fans to that choice of words.
You want appalled, MM? /puts on defensive tape #Packers— Rahim (@RahimTariq) January 15, 2013
Mike McCarthy "appalled" to answer question about Dom Capers. Really? Many find 44.3 ppg in last 3 playoff losses appalling. #Packers— Rob Reischel (@robreischel) January 15, 2013
I'm appalled that a historically piss poor defensive performance seems to be acceptable— John (@jrehor) January 15, 2013
For someone who just preached about taking emotion out of decisions, Mike McCarthy couldn't help but reacting emotionally to Capers question— Brian Carriveau (@BrianCarriveau) January 15, 2013
This isn't going away. This isn't going away until the Packers dominate a team defensively in a playoff win, actually. Right or wrong, Capers (and the people who decide to employ him) are going to catch some heat for the foreseeable future.