Head coach MIKE MC CARTHY of the Green Bay Packers is the MOTOROLA NFL COACH OF THE WEEK for games played on October 19-20, the NFL announced Friday.
Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers stopped the upward momentum of the Indianapolis Colts with a 34 -14 win. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers controlled the ball for nearly 34 minutes connecting on 21 of 28 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. The Green Bay defense added to the scoring efforts with two interceptions returned for touchdowns -- a third-quarter 62-yard return by FS Nick Collins and a 99-yard fourth-quarter score by SS Aaron Rouse.
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 TOM CABLE of the Oakland Raiders and JIM HASLETT of the St. Louis Rams.
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. As the wireless communications sponsor of the NFL, Motorola is working with the league to better integrate technology to improve the quality of the game, just as Motorola continuously provides better communications devices to help millions of NFL fans enjoy the game of football in their everyday lives.
2008 Motorola NFL Coach of the Week
Dick Jauron, Buffalo Bills
Mike Shanahan, Denver Broncos
Tony Sparano, Miami Dolphins
Jim Zorn, Washington Redskins
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
Romeo Crennel, Cleveland Browns
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers