Mike McCarthy probably won't be winning the NFL's Coach of the Year award, but there is no other coach I'd rather have leading the Green and Gold. His preparedness for every situation and meticulous attention to detail, while often cited in a passing fashion, is really second to none when it comes to how he handles his team and how he prepares week in and week out.
The latest example of this trait was on display Sunday in the victory over the Lions in the form of a probable NFL MVP quarterback working the headset to help his backup navigate the no-huddle offense. Obviously, Aaron Rodgers deserves credit for not only being so supportive of Matt Flynn and for his ability to take his knowledge of the offense and transfer what he could from the sideline to Flynn via the radio in Flynn's helmet. But don't discount McCarthy's decision to use Rodgers in such a manner.
After watching Flynn have what can only be described as an extremely successful inaugural NFL start last year against the New England Patriots, McCarthy no doubt broke down Flynn's game and made note of the area where he struggled the most both in that game and against the Lions the previous week after Rodgers had left the game due to concussion - in the no-huddle/2 minute drill.
Now, obviously, Flynn has had plenty of extra practice reps since then. But this is the first opportunity since bungling the end of the Patriots game that Flynn has had to run the no huddle, and McCarthy seems to have wanted to ensure that Flynn had every advantage possible.
No, its not revolutionary and it doesn't take away from a brilliant performance by Flynn. It does, however, speak to McCarthy's ability to see a problem and approach it from every angle imaginable to find a solution.
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