Green Bay Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

The Arizona Cardinals' next opponents are the Green Bay Packers, a team they do not face all that often.

The team has just lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17.

McCarthy was officially canned after Green Bay dropped yet another game to fall to 4-7-1 on the season. "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.

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named interim head coach.

A name that has been tied to the Cleveland Browns as a potential coaching candidate has officially become available as the Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy on Sunday.

Working on a snap count, the Packers' veteran receiver caught three passes for 25 yards, including a 9-yard reception on Green Bay's final drive to set up a 49-yard field-goal try for Mason Crosby. The Packers are 11-16-1 in the a year ago and a half.

McCarthy has been coaching in the National Football League for 25 years, starting as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs before moving to the Packers as quarterbacks coach in 1999.

But this is a third straight year in which Green Bay has had extended struggles.

McCarthy was hired in 2006, replacing Mike Sherman.

It's very likely a strained relationship with Rodgers played a role in McCarthy's departure.

Aaron Rodgers looked broken for much of the season and the offense had stagnated. "We were a little above halfway at halftime, and then toward the end of the game, I wasn't coming out".

"Yeah, a lot probably". "We all take part in the disappointments and the failures that we've had this season".

"I'm going to do whatever they tell me to do", Kumerow said.

Rodgers said his focus was getting his teammates to "play with that pride" and focus on the next four games. Rodgers attempted 50 passes but completed only 31 of them for 233 yards and a touchdown.

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