Head coach MIKE MCCARTHY of the Green Bay Packers is the MOTOROLA NFL COACH OF THE WEEK for games played on September 16 - 17, the NFL announced Friday.
McCarthy led the Packers to a 35-13 victory over the New York Giants. The Packers have won six consecutive games dating to last season, the longest current winning streak in the league. They won their opener by holding off the Philadelphia Eagles in a defensive struggle. In Week 2, their offense scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns to secure the victory. Green Bay is young and talented on defense, with only two starters in their 30s. The Packers are the only team in the league with five of their own draft choices starting on the offensive line.
McCarthy was selected as Motorola NFL Coach of the Week from among three finalists by voters on NFL.com. The other finalists were head coaches GARY KUBIAK of the Houston Texans and KEN WHISENHUNT of the Arizona Cardinals.
In January, voting will be held on NFL.com to determine the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.
Motorola's brand has become synonymous with NFL coaches through the coaches' headsets worn during every NFL game. The NFL and Motorola recently unveiled newly designed Coaches Headsets that are lighter, thinner and more ergonomically advanced in comparison to their predecessors. Motorola believes NFL coaches are game-changing innovators whose creativity and expertise fuels the exciting brand of football enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.
2007 Motorola NFL Coach of the Week:
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers