McCarthy joking about TV game announcers: 'I've got to turn that off'
Packers coach Mike McCarthy.Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4
Often, Green Bay Packers fans make complaints about the TV broadcast crews who cover their games.
One plus about the Packers not playing today... not having to listen to Buck and Aikman for another week.— Ryan Mandel (@Odog94) September 29, 2013
Packers coach Mike McCarthy might feel the same way...sort of.
"I've got to turn that off," joked McCarthy on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" about listening to TV play-by-play calls.
He said it seemingly in jest, but he made the point that listening to what's said over the broadcasts can actually help a team prepare for an opponent.
Even if they're not listening to what the announcers say.
"With today's telecasts, with the mikes on the centers, there's so much verbal communication you pick up, there's interaction that you can see that's beneficial to game planning. I don't think you're going to win a game watching the TV copy, but there's more available in today's game due to the increased access to the networks and the heightened importance on gameday communication."
Maybe Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth's words on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" won't give McCarthy help in prepping for his next opponent, but there is worth in watching them.