Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talks with quarterback Seneca Wallace (9) during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCarthy confident Seneca Wallace can guide the Green Bay Packers


 

The Green Bay Packers are in an unfavorable position after they lost their starting quarterback Monday night, and Aaron Rodgers could very well miss as much as six weeks due to a collarbone fracture. That means Green Bay, sitting at 5-3 in a tie for the NFC North lead, could very well be without their All-Pro QB for the majority of the regular season.

If the Pack want to win the division and make a run in the playoffs, it’s time for Seneca Wallace to step up and guide the Packers’ offense through this.

Wallace has been in the NFL for a long time, spending most of his career as a backup. After a brief stint s the starter for the Cleveland Browns, Wallace has been relegated back into a backup role with the Packers after signing with them this offseason. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy expressed confidence in Wallace leading the offense while Rodgers is out.

Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

“He’s played in a lot of games, been in the league a long time, I look for him to improve with a week of preparation,” McCarthy said. “I have all the confidence in the world in Seneca.”

For his career, Wallace has thrown for 4,922 yards, 32 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. To put that into perspective, Rodgers has thrown for 4,400+ yards and 39+ touchdowns in each of the past two seasons.

 

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  • 0technique97

    I think McCarthy is so confident in his system and staff that he is in denial over how bad Seneca truly is. If you truly believe he is good enough to get us to the playoffs then your are blinded by your allegiances.

  • Peter Maiz

    McCarhy is not in a position, from a public relations point of view, to say otherwise. What was he supposed to say publicly? “Seneca sucks”? But I’m willing to give Seneca the eye against Philly. We’ve lost the element of surprise at offense, we are now so predictable as to be totally transparent to other coaches. There won’t be playoffs to the Packers this season, I just feel it. And Tolzien may be green behind the ears. Flynn has an elbow issue. Maybe Seneca can do much better if they allow him to play his sort of quarterbacking. Maybe. But at 5’11 expect more battered passes and more interceptions, anyone? If he is at least able to connect with deeper passes, he could win some games. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.