This was no ordinary loss. McCarthy's job right now is to get his team to ignore that frustrating reality and move on.
"It was just total chaos. ... I remember saying (on the sideline) that there's no way he caught that ball, just (by) the reaction of Seattle's bench," he recalled Tuesday. "There was no communication from the officials. At that time, it seemed totally chaotic. When (the referee) made the official announcement, we just left the field."
"We're in tune with staying true to the integrity of the Green Bay Packers," McCarthy said. "How we conduct ourselves, being professional during a tough time, during a challenge, a different challenge, but I'm excited about overcoming it. I look at this as an opportunity to put another feather in our cap."
No one would've blamed McCarthy had he not sent his players back on the field for that ridiculous point-after attempt. He deserves credit for keeping order as a farce unfolded around his team.