Packers Fire Head Coach
I can't say I didn't see this coming, I just thought it would be at the end of the season.
After the Green Bay Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at home 20-17 yesterday, Mike McCarthy found himself without a job.
After a season that hasn't been going well for the Pack, Sunday's loss was the last straw for McCarthy.
This probably has something to do with the fact that the Packers were favored to beat the Cardinals by 14.5 points.
Packers President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy said on Sunday per Packers.com:
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,” Murphy said. “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.”
On an interim basis, Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin will take over as Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
McCarthy served as Head Coach for the Green Bay Packers for 13 seasons. He led them to 6 NFC North Division crowns. In the 2010 season, as a wildcard team, led the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV victory.
Despite the loss on Sunday, McCarthy is the ranked second for most wins by a Packers coach, with a 125 total coached wins. That puts him right behind Curly Lambeau who had 212 victories.