Brett Favre reacts to tensions surrounding Mike McCarthy
After loss after loss, there are some legitimate concerns about Mike McCarthy’s leadership in Dallas.
NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported about a week ago that many players on the roster were slamming the coaching staff. “Totally unprepared,” an anonymous player on the Cowboys told Slater. “They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.” Slater also reported that players are slamming the coaching staff, stating “the coaches are not good at their jobs.”
It’s unclear what exactly is going on, but count one of McCarthy’s former quarterbacks in shock. Hall of Famer Brett Favre is surprised with how the situation has played out in Dallas.
“I’m a little bit baffled because Mike’s pretty good at handling players and dealing with issues,” Favre said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Is he perfect? No one is. I think maybe, part of the problem is he’s pretty stubborn and strong-minded and a disciplinarian, but not in a way, it’s not like going to the principal. He’s just got that tough Pittsburgh mentality, which is where he’s from.”
Favre then put some of the blame on the players.
“Maybe the group of guys that they have, the core group that you count on, maybe are not guys that take coaching very well. I don’t know. There’s something missing there.”
Favre has a strong relationship with McCarthy dating back to their days in Green Bay. However, McCarthy should shoulder some of the blame for the team’s 2-5 start. Regardless, the Cowboys still have a shot to win the dreadful NFC East.
The narrative will change if the Cowboys can defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.