Troy Aikman rips Packers' handling of Mike McCarthy firing

Posted December 03, 2018

However, the Packers now have a 4-7-1 overall record in 2018 after entering the season with expectations of being a playoff contender. "As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately".

Murphy said the process of hiring the next head coach would begin immediately.

For quite some time, there have been those who blamed coach Mike McCarthy for the lack of titles more than credited him for steering the team to that title.

In the end, the Packers were a maddeningly inconsistent team under McCarthy, and it's hard to believe they would have been competitive without Rodgers over the past four seasons.

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McCarthy departs with a record of 125 wins, 77 losses and two ties.

The Packers' defense did its job much of the day, but Larry Fitzgerald hauled in a miracle 32-yard grab to extend what would be Arizona's game-winning drive. In his endless writing about the firing of Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy yesterday, King assumed Koetter will be unemployed in 28 short days.

Instead, Rodgers hits 35 years old on Sunday and won't even be able to say that his team carried out phase one of his five-step plan. But the duo have not been Brady-Belichick; this disastrous season is on the heels of a 7-9, playoff-less one.

Joe Philbin was named interim head coach, President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy announced. Rodgers should have a few excellent years left. His time in Miami has been up and down, complicated by injuries to Ryan Tannehill. But the bigger issues became the in-season changes the head coach did not make, like not committing to the run earlier in the season and taking too long to trust Aaron Jones as a special, dynamic back.

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After that defeat, criticism of McCarthy's play-calling seemed to grow louder each season. "But we missed a number of opportunities throughout the game". "This is a hard place to get a win and we needed it badly".

"I hate to repeat myself, but it's applicable".

"It's poor throws, not on the same page with receivers, wrong depth, protection", he added.

The opening play of the fourth quarter was a ideal example of Green Bay's offensive struggles. Rosen was 11 of 26 for 149 yards, making just enough plays in front of a makeshift offensive line. I don't think McCarthy wanted this to happen now, because he's a coach and wanted a chance to coach his way out of this.

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"Yeah, a lot probably", he said. Guys have battled, but we just haven't played well enough offensively.