At 8-6, the Green Bay Packers have truly taken hits everywhere. The roster has been injury plagued all season, they have never been fully healthy all season. Clock management has been horrid, particularly in the last couple of close losses. The Packers can't seem to finish off games, penalties remain an underlying issue, and special teams remains unbalanced.
With all of these problems, one thinks McCarthy should still be fired, but I don't attribute too much of the season's disappointment to him. Much of the troubles again go back to the injury plagued roster, as at least three starters were lost to season ending injury on both offense and defense for the Packers.
So overall, McCarthy returns, but next year WILL be a make or break year for him.
So, why does McCarthy deserve to return?