In the aftermath of the Packers decision to fire Mike McCarthy, there have been plenty of rumors and speculation that the strained relationship between the former head coach and his quarterback is what led to his firing.
A tweet by an assistant coach seems to confirm that and put some of the blame on the quarterback.
Packers associate head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss sent a tweet out on Tuesday questioning Green Bay’s leadership. He also said the Packers needed to bring someone in to hold Aaron Rodgers to the “Lombardi Standard.”
A few hours later, Moss had been fired by the Packers. Presumably because of the tweet.
The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss, Interim Head Coach Joe Philbin announced Tuesday.
“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin. “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”
Lesson one, don’t have any disagreements with Rodgers. Lesson two, don’t be critical of the Packers quarterback.
It’s clear who has the power in Green Bay. Good luck holding Rodgers to the Lombardi standard when the Packers are holding everyone else up to his standard.