How do you fire an NFC coach in a span of 13 years with a 125-77-2 record and a Super Bowl? Packers… hold my beer.
The Packers fired him immediately after a 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, moving their record to 4-7-1. As reported by Adam Schefter, he was not expecting it.
Packers brought in Mike McCarthy after the game and fired him; he was not expecting it, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2018
“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. “Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”
McCarthy who has coached all but one season of Aaron Rodgers QB years has seemed to lose his locker room in the recent weeks.
“I’m just thinking about these next four games and realizing how important leadership is in the tough times, trying to get guys to dig deep and play with that pride,” he said. “The conversations will take care of themselves down the line. I know my role is to play quarterback the best to my abilities. That will be my focus the next four weeks, and then we’ll go from there.”
Where do the Packers go from here? Interim Head Coach will be former Miami Head Coach, Joe Philbin. The remaining 4 games are Falcons, Bears, Jets and Lions, all winnable games with a QB like Rodgers. The Packers have not announced their plans on moving forward in their coaching search.
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