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McCarthy: 'Everybody is being evaluated' after Packers playoff loss

Mike McCarthy. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy: 'Everybody is being evaluated' after Packers playoff loss

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jan 17, 2013

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy is taking a hard look at his team after the team's recent playoff debacle in San Francisco.

"Everybody is being evaluated," explained McCarthy in an exclusive interview on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's' Morning News."

"Our players are being evaluated, both by the coaching staff and the personnel department.  When all that information is in, Ted Thompson and I will sit down and we'll sort through it.

"It's something that we will take a long, long look at continuously, and some of the things we do in the future will stem from that football game, but you have to look at the pros and cons of the whole season.  You have to factor all that in as you move your football team forward."

After having held exit interviews with players, McCarthy is using this week to meet with his coordinators, including defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

Speculation has risen about Capers' job status following the third time in four years his defense has given up at least 37 points in a playoff game, and lost.

"We had a chance to sit down with Dom Capers pretty much all day yesterday.  I'll have that opportunity with Tom Clements and then special teams on Friday...then we'll take the same process with every assistant coach."

McCarthy says that any decisions to come from the process will take a while.

"It takes some time," explained McCarthy, who explained that the process will take even more time because the Packers' staff will coach the NFC players in the upcoming Pro Bowl.

When asked about whether the Packers might change their typical method of finding Pro Bowl-level talent - the NFL draft - McCarthy responded, "I don't think so. 

"How did the six (Pro Bowl) players on defense from San Francisco get there?  You're looking at a (49ers) team that drafted very high for a long time, and now it's an excellent football team.  The foundation of how we operate won't change.  We'll look for every opportunity to get better.  There's no one way to get better in this business."