Mike McCarthy is in the wrong place,he should be at LSU or Florida the only two teams to shutdown A&M
Go back in time five years and the Wildcat/read-option play was considered a gimmick in the National Football League. Today, dual-threat quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick are turning that gimmick into a staple of NFL attacks.
For that reason, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has decided it’s time to do some research on how to better defend read-option offenses. And he’s turning to an SEC coach for tips.
“We’re even going to the college ranks,” the Packers head coach said. “We’ll have a couple college coaches come in, spend time with our staff. Actually, our defensive staff is going to take a trip to Texas A&M, Kevin Sumlin is someone I have great respect for and with his ability to share from both the offensive side and defensive side his experience in the read option. It’s something from an education, preparation standpoint that we will grow as a staff and be better prepared for in the future.”
McCarthy offered further praise for Sumlin and the Aggie program. “Just the fact what they’ve done on offense and the ability to face it on defense all the time in the SEC. We thought this would be a great opportunity. We’re very thankful for him to bring our staff in.”
Think A&M officials are already printing those quotes on mailers for next year’s recruits?
There is a bit of history between Texas A&M and Green Bay. The man who preceded Sumlin in College Station — former coach Mike Sherman — also preceded McCarthy in Green Bay. And current Packer assistant Shawn Slocum was once an assistant at A&M where his father RC Slocum was the head coach.