Tag Archives: Mike McCarthy

McCarthy on Tolzien: “I’m sure there’s insight there. I’m confident Scott has met all of our coaches.”

SANTA CLARA — Mike McCarthy spoke to Bay Area reporters Wedneday morning on a conference call. Here’s a transcript. Q: A lot was made of the trip your coaching staff took to Texas A&M. What was gained from that? McCARTHY: They were able to eat some good barbeque. They had a good time with Coach […]

49ers divisional playoff grades: Coaches

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers massacred the Packers 45-31 on Saturday night. Here is the grade for the 49ers’ coaches. Coaching: A. Both the offensive and the defensive game plans were terrific. On defense, the 49ers struggled to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers with four rushers, so Fangio blitzed more than usual. He blitzed Patrick […]

Packers-49ers matchups: McCarthy vs. Fangio

The 49ers play the Packers Saturday at the Stick. In the meantime, I’ll break down the key matchups. Mike McCarthy vs. Vic Fangio Fangio wants Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner to play deep zone coverage to take away the deep passes. Fangio called for a two-deep shell frequently in the 49ers’ Week 1 game against […]

Top 5 head coaches: Does Jim Harbaugh make the cut?

Let’s rank the top-5 head coaches in the NFL and see why Jim Harbaugh, with all due respect, doesn’t yet make the cut. I base my rankings on productivity and evaluation and utilization of personnel in good times as well as bad.  Who gets the most out of what they have and who can motivate […]

Mike McCarthy impressed by Alex Smith’s consistency

SANTA CLARA – Here’s a snippet of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s Wednesday teleconference, in which he discussed Jim Harbaugh, Alex Smith, and Colin Kaepernick. Q: Is the read-option play with Colin Kaepernick something you have to prepare for? McCARTHY: It’s definitely something you have to prepare for. You have to put the time in, […]

Top-5 head coaches in the NFL

Who are the top-five head coaches in the NFL? Let’s start the discussion by listing coaches who used to be in the top-five but aren’t any more: Jeff Fisher, Mike Shanahan and Sean Payton. Am I leaving anyone out? Fisher’s a defensive guy who hasn’t coached a dominant defense in quite a while. Shanahan’s an […]