Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy hearts quarterbacks. I think we (Packer fans) all get that. But it’s still a little too much, sometimes. Lately, it seems the only news we have of how coach McCarthy is spending his days, all has something to do with big-name quarterbacks.
At the NFL Combine, McCarthy was asked quite a few quarterback-related questions. Not his fault, of course, but it seems the national media might view him as more of a QB Guru than a head coach. Ironically, as McCarthy was at the podium, an announcement came over the PA system that “some guy named Tebow will be at podium C.” In a matter of seconds, more than half of the media types got up and scurried out of McCarthy’s press conference.
At the NFL Owner’s meetings, also the week of the University of Florida’s Pro Day, McCarthy was quoted on Tim Tebow and expressed how he “would love the opportunity to develop him”.
The following week, McCarthy showed up a both the Oklahoma and Texas Pro Days, keeping a close watch on Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy. McCarthy’s comments were used as the basis of an article by the Dallas Morning News comparing the workouts of the two quarterbacks. While McCarthy may not have been there just to see those two quarterbacks, that was all he talked about (publicly, at least).