How Much Will McCarthy Trust Hundley?
We know already that Mike McCarthy believes that Brett Hundley can win the Green Bay Packers a bunch of football games. Some experts like Bob McGinn feel that same way. But when Lambeau Field is rocking on Sunday afternoon at noon, will the trust be there from the head coach? It’s a funny thing because he trusts that the former UCLA star can win the game, but does he trust his abilities? That’s left to be seen, and the coach explained that things will be a little different than with Aaron Rodgers.
McCarthy: "(Hundley) clearly won’t carry the responsibility into the game that Aaron Rodgers carries. I’d be an idiot if I asked him to."
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) October 18, 2017
This was from yesterday’s press conference. It’s pretty clear the Packers have a gameplan with Hundley, but it’s different than the ones they’ve been using with Aaron. That’s perfectly okay. Some feel this is a sign that Rodgers carried this team and didn’t need McCarthy. That is entirely false. What this means is some of the improvising that goes on with Rodgers will not happen with the backup quarterback. Hopefully, McCarthy will treat Hundley like they did Matt Flynn in 2013 because they can still win football games that way.
There’s no real reason to panic about this comment from McCarthy. It’s a good nugget into what the team is working through this week, and it probably means more running of the football. Whether that comes from Ty Montgomery or Aaron Jones remains left to be determined.
Sunday should be a fun one regardless of the outcome.