Packers fans react to news of Mike McCarthy’s firing

Packers fans react to news of Mike McCarthy’s firing

"Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons.We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers".

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named interim head coach. He maximized the final years of Brett Favre in Green Bay, developed Aaron Rodgers behind him and completed a smooth transition between the two quarterbacks, setting the stage for over a decade of continuous excellence in Titletown.

Philbin has previously been head coach of the Miami Dolphins and is in his second stint coaching with the Packers, serving as the teams OC from 2007-2011 before taking the job in Miami.

Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cardinals - who entered the game with a 2-9 record - dropped the Packers to 4-7-1 and dealt a crippling blow to the team's chances of making the playoffs.

The rookie running back scored on a 6-yard run late in the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, giving the Arizona Cardinals their first touchdown of the game. McCarthy had been Green Bay's head coach since the 2006 season.

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Rodgers is catching some criticism, too. McCarthy has obvious ties to the Cleveland front office, most-notably general manager John Dorsey, vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith and assistant general manager Eliot Wolf. Lose to the sorry Cardinals....

The Packers have had a rough season with a 4-7-1 record.

We'll see if Green Bay makes any major changes moving forward. Receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison have missed time with injuries. We've had a number of opportunities. "We were a little above halfway at halftime, and then toward the end of the game, I wasn't coming out".

This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now. The Packers converted just three of 14 third down attempts.

"We're just not executing well, it's the same things over and over", Rodgers said. Green Bay has talented weapons on offense, a solid offensive line, and an equally talented defense.

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