The Green Bay Packers announced late Friday that they have signed coach Mike McCarthy to a long-term contract extension. Both McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson are now signed through 2015.
Including the playoffs, McCarthy has guided the Packers to a 25-12 mark (.676) over the past two seasons. The 25 wins rank No. 3 in the league over that span behind only New Orleans (27) and Indianapolis (26). Since taking over as head coach in 2006, McCarthy has led Green Bay to a 53-34 record (.609), including the postseason.
McCarthy’s teams usually take a while to get going each season, but are tough to stop once they put everything together. The Packers run at the end of 2010 took them all the way to the Super Bowl and quieted most of Thompson’s and McCarthy’s critics.——————
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