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The Green Bay Packers have fired head coach Mike McCarthy. He got word just hours after the pretty embarrassing home-turf loss to the Arizona Cardinals. I'm super surprised they didn't at least wait a little longer until after their season ended, or even wait until the next day. McCarthy has always seemed like a good coach to me. Yeah, the Packers most definitely needed something to jolt their systems back into winning gear, but I'm sure passing the buck to the coach is always the right move.
In all honesty, I think it's the players. They've just gotten lazy.. The Packers are the type of team that most everyone considers a "good team", and I feel like that just got to their head and became the norm. Once that type of thought becomes unanimous, this is the result.
The Packers President, Mark Murphy said, "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. 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."
Offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin will be the interim coach while they search for McCarthy's replacement. I wonder how that will play out. It'd be pretty cool if they all the sudden became successful. But again, I think it's the players. Hopefully this will be what it takes to turn things around. A well known coach all the sudden getting fired after 13 season is a pretty effective tool for causing players to perform. Or maybe it will end up having the opposite effect?