Plenty of people were ready to see Mike McCarthy fired after Packers' loss to Seahawks

Jack BaerWriter
Yahoo Sports

By nearly all accounts, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a brutal game on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Whether it was failing to mount a challenge against Tyler Lockett’s “catch,” giving budding star Aaron Jones only six touches in the second half, some adventurous timeout management or the decision to punt 4th and 2 on Green Bay’s final possession, McCarthy’s detractors had plenty to point to as the Packers lost 27-24 and fell to 4-5-1.

Here’s the best the internet had to offer following the end of the game.

Twitter fires up the hot seat for Mike McCarthy

For many, no moment symbolized what McCarthy cost the Packers more than that decision to not go for it on 4th and 2. Armed with one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history in Aaron Rodgers and needing only two yards, McCarthy instead placed his faith in a defense that had given up 147 yards in the Seahawks’ previous two possessions.

Compounding the consequences was McCarthy only having one timeout remaining with four minutes left on the clock, meaning that only a few well-timed first downs would be enough to ice the game. Which the Seahawks quickly did.

It’s not going too well for Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)
It’s not going too well for Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo)

The whole sequence of events were infuriating for many:

Soon, it was time for reflection on McCarthy’s tenure. The exercise did not dredge up positive memories:

Finally, people had seen enough to decide that, after more than a decade in Green Bay, it was time for McCarthy to be shown the door.:

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