The Green Bay Packers season continues to head in the wrong direction after they lost their seventh game of the season. They lost at home to the two win Arizona Cardinals.
The loss was such a bad one that the Packers didn’t wait until Monday to fire head coach Mike McCarthy. The 4-7-1 team will be handed over to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin on an interim basis.
“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,” team president Mark Murphy said in a 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 drama between McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers proved to be too much.
Maybe Rodgers just isn’t as good as everyone thinks he is. The 35-year-old isn’t carrying this young offense this season like an elite quarterback does.