OFFICIAL: FIRE McCARTHY 2018


#41

In the PC, they talked about Philbin but wanted the best candidate. It sounds like if the team doesn’t transform into World Beaters for the final 4 games they will look outside and probably have several names in mind.


#42

Winston Moss must be furious that Philbin was named Head Coach since Philbin was only the offensive coordinator and Moss had a made up title of Associate Head Coach…


#43

With the CBA the way it is and the limited amount of time you have to manage your program I have no doubt Rodgers was relied on heavily to do some teaching and to make sure guys were lined up. When you have a smart player of Rodgers caliber you’d foolish not to use that to your advantage so you can work other important things. I do not see this as a negative. From all of the reports I have read over the years McCarthy’s practices are very well organized and efficient. It supposedly one of his strong points.


#44

Well, MCarthy being canned with 4 games left was a real surprise to me. If you read my earlier comments in this thread, I said there was no way it would happen before the seasons end…yet here it is.

I never though the Packers org would do this because it just wasn’t how things were done here, tradition almost demanded McCarthy see the season out - so that tells you right there that the culture has already changed significantly. A GM change and coaching changes last year, a new power structure, several starter-level players moved on, a more aggressive free agency, a disconnect which had grown between AR and McCarthy, things have changed and it hasn’t ended by a long way.

McCarthy now has a chance to get in the early discussions for other HC positions and the Packers get an early jump on the competition in hunting for a new HC, so an early firing isn’t all bad, just surprising. It’s hard to know how much of a mess the locker room is in, or how the other coaches in GB are reacting - well we do have some idea what Moss thought, but I always thought after his horrendous press conferences he was gone at the end of the year, anyway.

Things are always going to be a bit of a mess when a new head coach comes in, because if it wasn’t, why fire the previous coach ? At least GB has some talent and a generally non-intrusive CEO and board of directors (ie no owner). I’d imagine it was one of the more attractive landing spots for a bright new wannabe HC.