Bob McGinn's excellent year-end wrap up is just about spot on. Surprisingly, it reads as a tidy summation of almost every point I've made about the 2008 Packers throughout the year.
I will say that both in the column and in his season grades, I was surprised at how harsh he was in regards to McCarthy's coaching. Yes, McCarthy presided over a collapse of historic proportions, and his coaching decisions had a large part to do with it. But he never lost his team, even in the midst of a 5 game losing streak and the squad played hard until the end of the year, even when they were out of playoff contention. None of that excuses the teams horrific record in close games, but I think McGinn discounts it more than he should.
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