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Packers admit complacency had infected the football operation

Packers admit complacency had infected the football operation
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) carries the ball asGreen Bay Packers safety Kentrell Brice (29) defends during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

They staunchly denied it while Mike McCarthy served as head coach, but theya€™re admitting it now.

The Packers had grown satisfied, and it was time to rid the team of that feeling.

During Wednesdaya€™s press conference introducing new coach Matt LaFleur, CEO Mark Murphy explained that he gathered information from nine players (one from each position group) regarding what the players hoped to achieve under a new coach.

a€œThey wanted someone who would hold the players accountable,a€ Murphy explained. a€œThey felt a complacency had set in among some players and coaches. . . . Is there something we could do to shake people up so they dona€™t have the complacency?a€

Thata€™s the key word: Complacency. As in getting rid of it. Which means, obviously, that McCarthy was ultimately responsible for creating it.

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