Green Bay Packers fire Mike McCarthy

Sergio Cunningham
December 3, 2018

"As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy said in the statement.

ESPN's Adam Schefter noted that the Packers brought McCarthy in after Sunday's loss and relieved him of his duties.

But, Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 remaining to give the Cardinals a 20-17 lead, and they held on to stun the struggling Packers in front of their home fans and essentially put an end to Green Bay's season.

During his tenure, the Packers won their fourth Super Bowl championship following the 2010 season. Rodgers has advocated heavily for Jones to be more involved in the offense and now that he has in recent weeks the Packers are still just not doing quite enough to win the games they should be. "We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers".

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A December game against a warm-weather team with snow falling usually means an automatic victory for the Packers. "We haven't played very well", he said. However, given the Packers' lack of success and the lofty line, it's the Cardinals who are actually getting 51% of bets and almost 65% of dollars (check out the updated betting data here). So we're going to do what we always do; we're going to represent the Packers the right way, I know that. Even Rodgers fighting through a knee injury he suffered in the opener was nowhere close to excusing their level of play this season. They are playing for coach Steve Wilks... but it raises questions about the future of coach Mike McCarthy.

The opening play of the fourth quarter was a flawless example of Green Bay's offensive struggles.

Philbin has previously been head coach of the Miami Dolphins and is in his second stint coaching with the Packers, serving as the teams OC from 2007-2011 before taking the job in Miami. Rodgers found Cobb for a 36-yard completion on third-and-11, but the play was wiped out by a holding penalty on right tackle Jason Spriggs.

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