Mike McCarthy is appreciative of the effort by the mayor of Green Bay to name a main thoroughfare in his honor, but the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Packers hopes nothing is done during the season.
“I’m flattered,” McCarthy said Friday. “It’s an unbelievable gesture. But, in my opinion, it’s something that I’d like to see done in the off-season.”
Last week, Mayor Jim Schmitt told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he’d like to hold a ceremony during the team’s bye week in late October renaming Ridge Road as McCarthy Way. Schmitt broached the idea in February.
Perhaps because his team is attempting to repeat as Super Bowl champion, McCarthy would like to see brakes put on the process.
“I was a little taken aback when it was in the paper a couple weeks ago,” said McCarthy. “It’s humbling. I know my family and my children will really enjoy it. I would prefer that it be in the off-season.”