By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Green Bay Packers have fire head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday. Joe Philbin has been named interim head coach.
McCarthy was fired after the Packers suffered a loss to the woeful Arizona Cardinals hours earlier. The Cardinals won 20-17 at Lambeau Field.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he was brought in following the game to speak with management. This move shocked him, as he was not expecting it.
McCarthy was the team’s head coach for the past 13-years. The Packers fell to 4-7-1 this season with the loss.
“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 and CEO Mike Murphy said in a team 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.”
The 55-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native was hired by the Packers prior to the 2006 season. He was 125-77-2 in Green Bay.
In the past two seasons, though, he had just 11 wins. He also had 15 losses and one tie.
Prior to being named Packers head coach, he was the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator in /005. He also was the New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator from 2000 through 2004.
He worked as the Packers quarterbacks coach in 1999. He also was the Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach from 1995 through 1998.
He spent the 1993 and 1994 seasons as the Chiefs offensive quality control coach. He worked the 1992 season as the Pittsburgh Panthers wide receivers coach.
McCarthy was a graduate assistant for the Panthers from 1989 through 1991. He was was a graduate assistant with the Fort Hays State Tigers in 1987 and 1988.
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