Packers quietly tacked a year onto Mike McCarthy's deal

Packers quietly tacked a year onto Mike McCarthy's deal

It looks like Mike McCarthy will remain the head coach of the Green Bay Packers for the time being.

There is nothing worse than a head coach going into the season on the final year of his contract.

McCarthy certainly brings some stability to Green Bay, especially with the firing of defensive coordinator Dom Capers earlier this week and Ted Thompson leaving his post as general manager.

For a place that values consistency, having a new G.M. and a coach in a lame duck year would have been out of character. Prior to this extension, his deal was set to expire following next season. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and assistant linebacker coach Scott McCurley have also been let go. The offense is now being coordinated by Edgar Bennett, though receivers coach Luke Getsy fled to Mississippi State to be the school's offensive coordinator.

Vikings have plenty of incentive to beat Bears
A better result Sunday wouldn't have changed the momentum inside Halas Hall - but the loss was disconcerting nonetheless. The Vikings can scout the Bears all they want, but there's not doubt the Bears have a few plays that aren't on tape.

In 2005, the Packers extended the contract of coach Mike Sherman for two years after Thompson was hired as general manager.

The team will begin a search for a new GM.

Another former Packers personnel executive, John Dorsey, is off the board after he was hired as the Browns general manager last month. Green Bay has accumulated a 125-82-1 record in the 13 seasons with him at the helm, including a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season.

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