It's been coming for some time, according to that article.
During the 2016 season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers complained openly about a lack of energy on the sidelines. Not long after that, he bemoaned the absence of a healthy fear of getting fired if players weren’t doing their jobs.Sports pundits have to follow such things, their salaries depend on it. But it had to have been bad, I mean, Cold Spring Shops picked up the story last summer, in the midst of a pennant race.
Both gripes trace to the head coach, and Rodgers’ willingness to openly comment on those dynamics were interpreted by some (us) as a passive-aggressive tug-of-war between Rodgers and McCarthy.