McCarthy gets specific

The Packers finished 7-9 this season, snapping a streak of eight straight playoff appearances.

Green Bay - Packers head coach Mike McCarthy didn't mince words at his season-ending news conference. Green Bay is looking for a new general manager, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator, and a handful of other assistants.

McCarthy says he's fully involved with the search process, and he doesn't want to deal in generalities. "The defense needs to be better than the offense. That has to happen," he said. "You've got four ways to do it. You've got player acquisition. You have player instruction. Obviously player finance- who you pay to build your roster. And you have player performance. We have a strong history of developing young players, maximizing their abilities. But we can always get better."

Former general manager Ted Thompson is transitioning to a new advisory role with the team, and the Packers have hired a consultant to help them search for his replacement.

The NFL Draft will take place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.