There seems to be two prevailing schools of thought as it pertains to what turned the Green Bay Packers from a perspective playoff team to a punchline about as fast as Aaron Rodgers can lead a miraculous, last-second comeback against a team he has no business in playing from behind in the first place.
1) Mike McCarthy is a hardheaded nincompoop that actively clashed with the one player that could guarantee his job security beyond the inevitable expiration date of his voice in a locker room that lacks talent.
2) That one player has always been an unruly antagonist (code for 'asshole'), which makes him almost impossible to coach when his...::chokes back vomit::..."arm talent" and accuracy isn't at All-World level that's gotten him praised as a superhuman despite having a very mortal resume.
So, I guess my question is, why can't it be both? I don't care how many holes may be on the roster. A coach/quarterback relationship can't erode to a point in which the team their tasked with leading defies the odds by losing to an otherwise unworthy adversary at home without both parties being petty in a way rubs off on the rest of the room. Unless Mike McCarthy's play calls were drawn up on one-ply toilet paper using his own feces, they can't possibly be alone in explaining what we saw from the Green Bay Packers in a stadium that is legendary for it's ability to intimidate opponents far more menacing than Josh Rosen.
Aaron Rodgers has definitely been done wrong managerially, as his supporting cast has long been mired in mediocrity, but that doesn't mean he's right in how he's handled it. Of course, he's the transcendent talent so his blame doesn't come part and parcel with unemployment, but that's not the point. The point is that the cheeseheads have stunk in a way that could sting the most hardened of nostrils, so the pointing of just one finger ain't gonna cut it.
It's not an apples:apples analogy because the following have an incredibly rare, apple-of-each-other's-eye relationship, but Drew Brees and Sean Payton aren't currently competing for another Super Bowl together if the former didn't stand in support of the latter after three straight defenseless 7-9 seasons. With great power comes great responsibility, and Aaron Rodgers certainly had the power to passive aggressively piss and moan his admittedly average Head Coach out of a job. Therefore, stats aside, he has some responsibility in the disastrous run that preempted his dismissal prior to the end of the season.