When Mike McCarthy was hired as Head Coach of the Packers in 2006, he brought with him a specific idea of what he wanted his offense to look like.
A spread type offense with a minimum 3 to 4 wide receivers on the field most plays, with the quarterback surveying the defense from the shotgun was in store for the Packers. It was the offense which brought McCarthy success in New Orleans, San Francisco, and eventually led to his being hired in Green Bay.
Nevermind that the offense McCarthy inherired in 2006 included the eventual all time Packers rushing leader in Ahman Green, McCarthy’s offense was going to be obvious: pass first, run second. That was the way to success.
That formula has been the Packers modus operandi for the past seven seasons. Whether the quarterback was Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers, this was McCarthy’s way. Regardless of whether the running back was Green, Ryan Grant, James Starks, or any of the other cast of running backs the Packers trotted out on the field, one th...