Packers fire Mike McCarthy

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Mike McCarthy has coached his last game with the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers announced that they fired McCarthy today, just a couple of hours after their 20-17 loss to the Cardinals at Lambeau Field. That loss virtually assured the Packers will miss the playoffs, and that was enough to get McCarthy sent packing.

Joe Philbin will serve as the interim head coach, President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy announced.

“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,” 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.”

Whoever the coach of the Packers in 2019 is, he’ll need to get Aaron Rodgers back on track. The Packers’ offense has been a mess this year, and McCarthy has taken the fall.

239 responses to “Packers fire Mike McCarthy

  1. Shame it was 2 years ago. In all seriousness, can this dude even pull a coordinator job next year? I sure as hell wouldn’t hire him.

  2. reppster says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Time to run the table!

    =================================================================================

    Hahahahahah!!!!! That’s probably what I’ll be hearing from packers fans tomorrow!

  3. First Packers decision this year that made any sense. I’m surprised they didn’t waste a time-out first.

  4. Will they name a street after him in Green Bay like they did Holmgren after 1 Super Bowl win? If so it should be a dead end street with an eternal flame burning in a dumpster at the end of the street like the Olympic torch.

  5. Mikes only problem is that he supposedly has the greatest qb that has ever laced them up ,,,and he didn’t !

  6. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Classless organization

    Seriously? I expect dumb comments but what about this organization has ever been classless? I am not a fan of the Packers but classless has never been my word for them.

  7. Classless organization

    ——————————-

    Why? He still gets paid and wasn’t coming back next year so get started on next year. It’s a performance business.

  8. As bad as he is thought of,he’ll still be on the top of the list for potential head coaching jobs next season.

  9. NFL coaches receive to much praise when winning and to much blame when losing. Does anyone really think Jason G has anything to do with the Cowboys winning 4 in a row. Mike is just the fall guy for a bad Packers season. You cant let that many people leave because of Rogers contract and expect to win the next year.

  10. Jason Garrett is available for 2- 1st round draft picks
    Dallas would offer 3 but they already gave one away.

  11. I wish Mike the best. He was a good coach but just became stale and too predicable. Don’t worry, he will be a head coach for somebody else soon after black Monday. It will be interesting to see who replaces him.

  12. Tony Dungy would be okay in Green Bay. He’d be at least as good as Gruden in Oakland.

  13. hammerofcheddar says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    That was fast! Never thought this would happen before the season end. Zimmer will go next!

    ////

    Zimmer has a year or two to flounder…

  14. hammerofcheddar says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    That was fast! Never thought this would happen before the season end. Zimmer will go next!

    ////

    Zimmer has a year or two to flounder.

  15. Thank you #MikeMcCarthy. I appreciate everything you have done including winning Super Bowl XLV. I feel like we are spoiled as #Packers fans and wonder what would have happened if Rodgers never broke his collarbone last year. I don’t know this makes me sad. #GoPackGo

  16. tehtrashman says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Falls on the sword for an overrated, washed-up diva quarterback.

    He won’t be out of work long.

    /////

    Partially wrong.

    His schtick wore out in this locker room. He will be fine somewhere else.

    The Packers will be better going forward.

  17. packmangamble says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm
    I wish Mike the best. He was a good coach but just became stale and too predicable. Don’t worry, he will be a head coach for somebody else soon after black Monday. It will be interesting to see who replaces him.

    /////

    Exactly

  18. Some things weren’t his fault; some were. But the assistants were canned earlier, and they weren’t going to cut Rodgers, so there was no one else to take the fall.
    P.S. Viking fans, you have your own problems.

  19. At .615 and 1 ring he’s got a better career record than 1-ringed Sean Payton, Pete Carroll, Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren. But like Coughlin before him he’s been sacrificed on the alter of an underperforming and grossly overpaid QB who lacks leadership and smarts.

  20. Now Rodgers can quit throwing check downs and throw aways when 2 guys are wide open 15 yards down the field. Rodgers performance from here on out depends on if he likes Joe Philbin.

  21. I still can’t believe they gave the reins to Philbin – just look at his
    HC resume from the Dolphins!
    This only strengthens the argument that your Ownership – much like Philbins previous boss
    in MIA is clueless at running a team!

  22. I won’t pile on like everybody else. As a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, I appreciated McCarthy as a Coach through the years. He was a good Coach and a good dude. This is probabaly really hard on him and his family – especially for this time of year. That said, I agree with the organization’s decision. Best of luck to Mike with his next job, wherever that may be…

  23. thegr8rayfinkle says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm
    DIVA threw a quarterbacks version of bridezilla the game to get him fired.#divazilla #divacoachkilla.

    ////

    Maybe. But we will never really know…

  24. The problem with McM is he has no game plan or strategy. They come up with 20 plays they like and just run them.

    They never attack a defense. Never pick on a weak CB. Never run against bad run D teams. Wayyy too often they put in Williams and the Offense just goes flat. Put in Jones, comes to life. More obvious than a Nigerian prince email scam.

    Players play and coaches coach but just like if my kid is a delinquent, that reflects on my parenting, when you can’t get players to play up to their talent, that’s on the coach.

    We need an offensive minded coach that understands strategy isn’t running the best 5 plays from practice. Strategy is ATTACKING and creating situations for your players to take advantage.

    Pad level and watching tape for fundamentals is BS speak because he has no clue how to fix anything.

  25. They better get someone in that draft room that knows how to evaluate talent. You can fire all the coaches if you want, but they better upgrade their talent or they’ll be firing the new coach soon.

  26. Been the biggest 12 fan since he was a Sr. at Cal but he’s really digressed. He is as much to blame as anyone for MM being gone. A change of scenery is probably needed and MM will land on his feet and do well. Can’t fire the QB.

  27. streetyson says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    At .615 and 1 ring he’s got a better career record than 1-ringed Sean Payton, Pete Carroll, Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren. But like Coughlin before him he’s been sacrificed on the alter of an underperforming and grossly overpaid QB who lacks leadership and smarts.

    /////

    Another sad attempt to already prop up your hall of fame qb.

    I think you take it more personally than Tom does….

  28. First every GM wants to pick their own head coach. So he had one strike against him before the season started. It’s also not his fault Aaron Rodgers has a bunch of inexperienced rookies and UDFA s to throw to or that they chose to trade HaHa Clinton Dix before the season ended even though their secondary was already weak. But watching yesterday’s game, the team played listlessly and without energy or passion. It looked like he had lost the team and that won’t get better. So he had to go. But Aaron Rodgers should be careful what he wishes for. Ted Thompson ran this team into the ground and it needs an influx of talent and experience which is unlikely to happen in one off season. A rebuilding process won’t be easy on him.

  29. Packers did him dirty, should have let him finish. They owe him that much. They did it to Farve too…..classless organization….the Diva got his way.

  30. finfansince68 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    I still can’t believe they gave the reins to Philbin – just look at his
    HC resume from the Dolphins!
    This only strengthens the argument that your Ownership – much like Philbins previous boss
    in MIA is clueless at running a team!

    /////

    It’s called interim coach for a reason….

    GB isn’t giving this guy the keys. He’s finishing a lost cause this year, and is partially responsible for the failure of this offense.

  31. shlort says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    Now Rodgers can quit throwing check downs and throw aways when 2 guys are wide open 15 yards down the field. Rodgers performance from here on out depends on if he likes Joe Philbin.

    ////

    A good bet Philbin doesn’t get a look as HC. But it’s a good dress rehearsal for his next job.

  32. Packer’s performance not all McCarthy’s fault but in the NFL everything is based on winning. Now Packers can start early on finding a new head coach.

  33. Is the Packers’ season really on McCarthy? I mean the team doesn’t have much talent outside of Rodgers. The defense is lousy Matthews has been over rated for years nobody would know his name except for the hair if he played for many other teams…. they have no running game. I’m glad, but I just don’t think it’s his fault. Like so many years in Miami when they had basically Marino & not much else

  34. speicher145 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    Bruce Arians on line 1
    +++
    The greatest coach in the game today. If you ask him, he’ll tell you that.

  35. greg3117 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:12 pm
    Browns?
    Dude won’t be out of work long.
    >>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<
    I don't think so. Eliot Wolf left GB because of McCarthy.
    There most likely will be several openings other than GB. Most likely, Cards, Jets, Browns, Jags, and possibly Broncos, Bengals, Bills.
    I think he has the pick of choice. And maybe he takes a year off. Best of luck to MM.

  36. On Aaron’s birthday no less! Now do your part Rodgers…..
    It’s a nasty business this NFL. The Packers have not been blown out of any games this year, but were only delivering recently on half of the game. Thanks for your efforts Mike, but it was definitely time (maybe over time) to move on. Your message had grown stale with me, as a fan….much more probably the players.
    If you can give up play calling and hire a decent OC, a fresh start may get you back to the big game.
    Go Pack!….

  37. Looks like Aaron Rodgers won his battle with McCarthy. Look out what you wish for Packers fans now that Rodgers will feel further entitlement. Everyone on that roster and management should be on egg shells.

  38. Did he deserve to be fired? Yes. He wasn’t getting the job done.

    Did he deserve to be fired midseason? No. As much responsibility as he has for the Packer’s decline, he also oversaw some success. Sure, you can say he had 2 HoFer QBs to work with, but frankly, it’s never all QB. Football doesn’t work that way.

    Let the guy see out the season and then let him go. What’s the point of doing it now? Appease Rodgers? See what they have in Philbin? Come on. No need for this classless shutdown of a guy who may no longer be effective, but accomplished plenty for you when he still was.

  39. Good luck GB, the dysfunction is the result of the front office. Now the question is, has the current FO put you back on track or is it just as bad as the previous one?

    Is the bottoming out from the previous regime or a scapegoat for a new regime that may or may not be up to snuff.

    Good luck.

  40. Thank you Mike McCarthy for your years of service to the Green Bay Packers and the outstanding job you did in 2010 keeping it rolling despite numerous season-ending injuries to important players. Super Bowl Champion Coach, they can’t take that away from you.

    Good luck at your next NFL stop. If you so desire, you won’t wait long.

  41. Should have happened after the NFC title game in Seattle. You just can’t let what happened in the last 2-3 minutes of that game, happen.

  42. Give McCarthy a garbage roster then blame McCarthy? Have Rodgers documented disobeying McCarthy’s plays and blame McCarthy? This will only put the Packer further back in their rebuild. Its looking like a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong road ahead for the Packers.

  43. After they announced that McCarthy had been fired,
    Troy Ache-man, during the queen’s game in foxboro said
    “…he’s done nothing but win for that organization …”

    Tells you how much Ache-man knows about football…

    Meanwhile, in Green Bay.. Aaron Rodgers was secretly saying..
    “… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!..”

  44. Had to happen, I guess, but they better get this one right. They don’t have time for another coach to come in and not get along with Rodgers, wasting another 3 or 4 years of his limited remaining time. Rodgers needs to be all in with the next one too. This might not be the win Packers fans are hoping for.

  45. Packer fans are going to be eating their own tonight.
    Tomorrow they’ll be bragging about how they are NCF North favorites for next year and one the the top Super Bowl contenders.

  46. After the loss today, I knew his seat would be burning and the nail was in the coffin. I just didnt think the coffin was going to be buried today. Its sad, but it had to be done. There were no more excuses. I respect him as a coach. The packers had a good run under him. This is coming from a Seahawks fan.

  47. It is not common for a head coach to go out on his own terms; coaches are hired to be fired. His voice and leadership no longer resonated in the lockeroom or in the front office and it showed on the field. He will land on his feet and probably garner more control over personnel based upon his past accomplishments. We will see how that goes.

  48. Mike McCarthy never kept up with the foot all times. He was completely non-creative in his play calling. His play calling was so predictable because it was the same plays over and over and over with exactly the same results. I hope the John Dorsey doesn’t hire him in cleveland. If he could do it with Aaron Rodgers he will ruin Baker Mayfield. Baker needs a creative play caller like the Sean McVeigh or Andy Reid. MCarthy should be put out to pasture. He is over the hill.

  49. Fire Mike McCarthy before the season ends, or even before the day ends? I am a life long Vikings fan, but when your receivers drop balls that they should catch, and some of your players run out of the end zone, when they are told to kneel, what are you supposed to do? It also doesn’t help that they committed much of their future cap space on an aging quarterback, for which they will pay dearly for, for the next ten years…I am quite sure he will land somewhere in the league, where the quarterback doesn’t call the shots, and a team can actually function as the coaching staff directs.

  50. Of course all the Packers haters will offer their two cents on this move but I know this much. I have watched virtually ever play by the Packers under Mike McCarthy and have been a Packers fan since 1960. This was absolutely the right time to do this and it was absolutely the right move.
    McCarthy’s offense is so predictable, I have been calling out the plays to my wife when we watch the games for years. And I’ve been right about 85% of the time. So if I can do it, it’s no wonder the Packers’ opponents can do it, too.
    McCarthy was a good coach — not a great one — but he never understood that he was in charge of the whole team — including the defense and special teams. He should have stayed an offensive coordinator and never have been a head coach, because the only thing he focused on was the play calling. It was his biggest failure as a head coach. But even at that, he never was able to adapt to the changes that we have seen in the NFL across the board. His philosophy has always been to keep the game close and let his QB win the game for him. But the problem with that was that far too many times his QB would give the team a late lead, and the defense or special teams would not be able to hold it.
    And never once did McCarthy stand at the mic in his post game conference and say, “this game was all on me, I lost it because I did not get this team prepared well enough and I did not call a good game, and I did not make adjustments during the game I should have made”. It was always because “our pad level was too high” or “we didn’t run the ball well enough” or “we didn’t make enough big plays” or “our execution wasn’t good enough” or any other of the hundred cliches he used.
    In short — this move was necessary to try to salvage however many years Aaron Rodgers can play at a high level. Contrary to all the talk slamming Rodgers, he is still one of the best QB’s in the game and I think we’ll see a big difference with him starting next season if the Packers get someone who is in tune with the modern NFL. Frankly, I think he has grown very weary of being expected to drive the Packers down the field late in the 4th quarter to win games they should have won handily. Who wouldn’t be? And the money he is paid has nothing to do with it, because every QB makes way too much money in the NFL — including backups.
    As a Packers fan, I am very pleased that Mark Murphy made this move today and I just hope he has enough sense to allow the GM Brian Gutekunst pick his own head coach. It’s ridiculous to have it done any other way, to me.
    I believe lots of Packers fans are feeling better about the team right now, in spite of their poor play the last two years. Time will tell if we are right.

  51. thisistheendifyouletit says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    It’s time to bring in the first female head coach!

    —————-
    I don’t think Rodgers can coach and play at the same time.

  52. you just watch the bears and vikings blow their seasons and the packers sneak in to win the division or at minimum a wild card. just watch. none of the other teams in the NFC seem to want that final wild card spot, and the vikings will not get to 8 wins, the panthers will not get to 8 wins, the redskins won’t get to 8 wins. only Philly has a shot at getting to 8 wins, but I would say the packers have the best shot at getting to 8 wins. they will win out. just watch. the packers WILL make the playoffs.

  53. McCarthy will get a new job and will do well. Just watch and see what he can do when he has a roster where his players don’t openly defy him without any consequence because of lack of support or backing from management. The Packers organization and Rodger made McCarthy a toothless coach. That was an unfair position to be in. Why should the next coach expect anything different?

  54. Be careful what you wish for.

    Team will be in total rebuild now.

    Could mean tough years to come.

    Good coaches DO NOT, grow on trees.

  55. I wonder who will be blamed next 8-8 (or worse) season? The GM? The fans? Can you fire the fans?

    Rodgers is 0-37 when trailing by 2 or more entering the 4th. It’s clearly not all sunshine and rainbows in GB now.

  56. I have to agree with Kevin Seifert here: “Sparing Mike McCarthy a month’s worth of rumors, plus the indignity of playing out the string, strikes me as a respectful outcome. It’s OK to do things differently from the way they have always been done.”

  57. gtodriver says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Now if they cut Rodgers, the rebuild can start.

    Probably should have cut Rodgers first.
    —————————-
    That contract guaranteed it will never be Rodgers fault. It sealed the coaches fate.
    You can’t sign someone for that kind of money and dump him.
    You will look like an idiot for signing him in the first place for that kind of money.
    If you pay this you ain’t paying that guy. Even with salary caps going up.

  58. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm
    Looks like Aaron Rodgers won his battle with McCarthy. Look out what you wish for Packers fans now that Rodgers will feel further entitlement. Everyone on that roster and management should be on egg shells.

    /////

    Shouldn’t everyone feel the sense of urgency to be successful?

    Shouldn’t there be consequences for not performing based on the pay scales being levied?

    Not every team is happy to guarantee 84 million to a qb and just be mediocre.

    Be careful where you throw stones playing in that glass house. Zimmer is not trending well and by the time he’s let go, Your guaranteed qb might be on to his next team..

  59. I was hoping that Mike Petine would be given the shot as the interm HC. They could use an in your face coach. I’ll be very interested to see who will take the reins as HC next year. I’m wondering if Mark Murphy will allow Brian Gutekunst to choose the new HC or if Murphy is going to do it?

  60. It also doesn’t help that they committed much of their future cap space on an aging quarterback, for which they will pay dearly for, for the next ten years
    ++++
    Rodgers contract ends in 4 years, and can be gotten out easily after the third. Not sure how that creates difficulties another 6 years down the road?

  61. It’ll be interesting next year who the HC is.

    A-A Ron is going to the HOF. No doubt. Is he a diva? Yes! Might be the biggest one in the NFL.

    If he gets a hard nosed, this is how we’ll do it, no exceptions, coach, Mr.
    Fragile Emotions will struggle, and hint of frustrations in interviews, and blame others, the process, front office, his agent on commercials, the 7-11 clerk, etc.

    Could be a weird off season, training camp, preseason, regular season, for the Packers.

  62. Hey Vikings fans — I’m sure your gloating that the Packers lost to the lowly Cards today and fired their HC. But before you start yuking it up at Packers fans, you better look inward at your own team. They’re not exactly tearing the league up either, and you’re 1 game over .500. Interestingly, you have scored just 6 points more points than you’ve given up — with your self-anointed “great” defense, and the Packers have scored 56 points less than they’ve given up, so it tells me that you’re teams’ not much better than the Packers are.
    So — the Packers are a bad team and the Vikings are a bad team, as well. Neither team will make the playoffs and your head coach might start feeling a little tight around the collar, too.

  63. My comment above should read the Packers have scored 6 points less than they’ve scored, not 56. That’s why there’s not much difference between them. They both stink!

  64. I’m happy for him! He was getting bigger every season and now maybe he can get down to a healthy weight and enjoy a more active , better quality of life in a new town.

  65. He’ll stand for the anthem when the anthem stands for him!!! says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    I heard he will take jon gruden job!!!
    ——————-
    The Anthem stands for all Americans. Your handle is divisive.

  66. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Now Aaron will play lights out
    ********************************************************
    Hey, I’ll go with Don Meredith…”Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” Time to hit the buffet line full time fatso.

  67. Everyone that is saying dumba#@ comments like… “Now all they need to do is cut Rodgers!” or “Shoulda cut Aaron First! Too much blame on the coaches.” or doggin’ that Rodgers is the Captain of this Ship. First, you’re all idiots. 2nd, you would all love to see Rodgers released so your team could have a chance to replace that less than mediocre QB with a Real H.O.F. QB. and good for Rodgers Taking on the Burden of Command and the responsibility for the bad season. Wake up people. Thanks for the years McCarthy.

  68. Erin should ya e been the one fired. He’s a washed up sniveling has been, and I am a packers fan !

  69. Lots of idiocy posted here. I feel a lesser man for having subjected myself to this. Now I’m off to scrub my eyes with bleach and a steel brush.

  70. Edward Halverson says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Next step, get rid of Rogers!
    **********************************************************************************
    Yes, he’s in love now and I think he needs to make more mindless commercials!

  71. Disappointed.
    I wish Gutekunst and Murphy would have shown a little more class and let McCarthy coach out the string.
    Loved the way McCarthy always represented the Packers with such class and dignity.
    As well as he carried this team to so much success.
    Packer fans are sometimes a little spoiled.
    If McCarthy wants to continue to coach, his phone will be ringing off the hook.
    And I’m sure, he’ll find an equal amount of success elsewhere.
    Good coaches usually do.

    Now it’s time to spin the wheel of coordinators and football personnel in a hopeful attempt to find another good coach.
    It’s almost always one gigantic crapshoot.
    That’s why when you finally get one, you usually hang on to them.

  72. He won’t be unemployed long once the season is over. The Packers lack talent and have a QB who should’ve taken a season to heal up. You can’t be innovative without the skill players to do it with. They cleared out their secondary, their QB’s favorite receiver and so on. Without an infusion of talent, they’ll repeat this again next year.

  73. Rodgers contract ends in 4 years, and can be gotten out easily after the third. Not sure how that creates difficulties another 6 years down the road? Really Packertruth? When much of your salary space is committed to one player for even the next three years, your ability to attract any valuable free agents, or keep other high-end performers from leaving the team, is hindered extensively! If your team decides to keep and pay Rodgers that kind of money for even the next three years, good luck finding other proven talent to play around him. We won’t be in quite as much trouble on this side of the border with Cousin’s contract, but even our cash outlay will be problematic! Some people on this side of the border enjoy the rivalry, and competition, and it is unfortunate that you don’t see it the same way. I always root for whatever team makes it deeper into the playoffs!

  74. The Packers have had some great years under McCarthy no doubt, and we are thankful for him keeping the Pack in the winning column. As others have said, in many situations you know what the play will be. Having said that, I really have not been a fan of his. My beef has been the failure in play calling and basic fundamentals i.e. penalties and tackling. Most players learn those basics in Pop Warner and Little League Football Leagues. Why is it when they get to the pro’s they don’t utilize those basics? Obviously, any coach would know that. So why do they allow such practice as throwing your body at a runner/receiver. As a player, I would be embarrassed to play that why and in particular the money I would be paid to do my job the right way. It all comes down to coaching. It goes along with the stupid bonehead penalties. We can take on clock management as well. We don’t get all the Packer games here in VA but of the ones that I have seen, it’s been the coaching that has cost the games especially this year. So evident. I was at the opener against the Bears. The expectations in the Packers house is that we don’t loss at home. Yet, we find ourselves behind 20-3 at the half in the opener. What was that all about? It looked like once again if Rodgers did go down for the year, We’d have another year like the last time he went down; i.e. No QB. So additionally who does that fall on? Rodgers did come back and now we can question, was it the right thing to do with a franchise player? I just have to put a plug in for Jordy. I don’t believe it was the time to trade him. I think most anyone can see the down time with the veteran receiver’s this year. They’ve been off the field more then on. Could we get Andy Reid maybe?

  75. “Rodgers is 0-37 when trailing by 2 or more entering the 4th.”

    Hmm, yet they trailed the Bears 20-3 entering the 4th qtr in week1 THIS SEASON and won.
    It boggles the mind.

  76. gtodriver says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Now if they cut Rodgers, the rebuild can start.

    Probably should have cut Rodgers first.

    /////

    There’s that Viking wishing again.

    I can’t believe you guys are trying to unload a guaranteed contract to pick up Rodgers.

    I guess he is that much better than Cousins..

  77. Perhaps the new HC will be able to get the Qb to throw to the open receiver because he last HC could not.

    Brady throws to the open guy or dumps it and doesn’t take sacks. Rodgers sits back and avoids the easy throws for the hard ones because I think he wants to be on Sports Center or something.

    And he will not make semi-risky throws because I am pretty sure he want sot set the fewest INT record or something.

    I blame Danica.

  78. campcouch says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    He won’t be unemployed long once the season is over. The Packers lack talent and have a QB who should’ve taken a season to heal up. You can’t be innovative without the skill players to do it with. They cleared out their secondary, their QB’s favorite receiver and so on. Without an infusion of talent, they’ll repeat this again next year.

    /////

    First the gm, now the coach.

    Purge competed.

  79. Better late than never, I guess but it was pretty clear he wasn’t surviving the year. When your HOF QB pretty much thinks your trash, you’re gone. They need to draft better and do something about the O and D lines to start challenging for a title.

  80. Ken Grantham says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    Everyone that is saying dumba#@ comments like… “Now all they need to do is cut Rodgers!” or “Shoulda cut Aaron First!

    —————-

    Nevermind what the purple trash is saying. They are the reason I celebrate 8/1/2007.

  81. wafflestomp says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    Disappointed.
    I wish Gutekunst and Murphy would have shown a little more class and let McCarthy coach out the string.
    Loved the way McCarthy always represented the Packers with such class and dignity.
    As well as he carried this team to so much success.
    Packer fans are sometimes a little spoiled.
    If McCarthy wants to continue to coach, his phone will be ringing off the hook.
    And I’m sure, he’ll find an equal amount of success elsewhere.
    Good coaches usually do.

    Now it’s time to spin the wheel of coordinators and football personnel in a hopeful attempt to find another good coach.
    It’s almost always one gigantic crapshoot.
    That’s why when you finally get one, you usually hang on to them.

    ////

    Come on.

    The packers were a rudderless ship the last two years.

    He looked checked out all year. You can’t wear the adversity the way he did and not get canned. I say it’s good as now he gets a crack at all the jobs as they come.

    Thanks for the past, and good luck….

  82. rabbi187 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    Shame it was 2 years ago. In all seriousness, can this dude even pull a coordinator job next year? I sure as hell wouldn’t hire him.

    Listen did he do a great job? No but the organization being run by the city of Green Bay is just not going to cut it in the NFL anymore. They basically lucked into one of the greatest QB talents in history yet instead of surrounding him with great talent they took advantage of his greatness and kept giving him less and less to work with and this year it finally caught up to them. That’s not McCarthy’s fault that’s the GM’s fault.


  83. Jeff Weeble says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    wasted Rodgers in his prime. Team just can’t stay healthy and they never have any depth

    Hard to afford depth when your QB insists on the bulk of the cap.

  84. Rodgers will finally get to officially become the coach he was already acting like, defying McCarthy and all. “Gute” better watch out this spring when Rodgers makes a play to become not only a player coach but GM as well.

  85. I looking more the genius. I thought the Pack should have shopped Rodgers for a one two and a three the following year. They would have freed up a ton of cash, had three ones two twos and a three pick this season, rebuild full ahead. Also dumping Mike M, Perry, Mathews, Cobb, King, Brice, Spriggs, Belaga.
    Total update with money spent on key free agents and top defensemen. Too bad but I think Rodgers ego now is bigger than his arm.

  86. OK , “grounds crew Woody”..enjoy your party!!! Merry Xmas Packer fans…I’m an Eagles fan and even I knew how much Pack fans hated this guy

  87. I’m absolutely baffled at the Packer fans commenting on the Vikings or their coach. You do realize this article is about your terrible team and coach getting fired, right?

  88. I hope Packers don’t destroy their entire franchise, like the 9ers did? Too much success, in a very competitive league to burn it down and start over. A excellent QB is the envy of so many losing teams. All they need is some good help, and player development.

  89. conormacleod says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    I’m absolutely baffled at the Packer fans commenting on the Vikings or their coach. You do realize this article is about your terrible team and coach getting fired, right?

    /////

    Yeah.

    Because your always on track.

  90. Richard Nguyen says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Let the guy see out the season and then let him go. What’s the point of doing it now? Appease Rodgers?

    ++++

    I would think it’s to allow them to make an offer to a college coach to take the reins next year.

  91. Melisa McCarthy will be the next head coach, sadly, of the Cleveland Browns & be the new foreman of the Factory of Sadness.

  92. I can’t wait to see Rodgers being asked about McCarthy’s firing during this week. He will be fighting hard to hold back a smile as talks about how it tough because McCarthy was such a good coach.

    He’s the type guy that will give a subtle wink or smirk as a dig towards McCarthy because that’s the type of vindictive guy Rodgers is.

  93. TruFBFan says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Classless organization

    Seriously? I expect dumb comments but what about this organization has ever been classless?
    —–
    Well, since you asked. There was that time when the entire franchise was suspended for using college all stars that weren’t NFL players. There was also the time when the franchise was about to go bankrupt and a mysterious fire at their training facility burned the place to the ground and the insurance money saved the team. And when Curly Lambeau swore he’d never set foot on the Packers home field ever again, how does the team honor him after his death. By naming the stadium after him. Classy. Also, who can forget that dirty, possibly the dirtiest play in the history of the NFL,cheap shot that Packer Charles Martin placed on Bears qb Jim McMahon.

  94. Actually I think Green Bay just took a deep breath of relief. I can say that as a lifelong Packer fan. I feel bad for MM but we kinda knew it wasn’t gonna end up good for him anyways.
    This just cut the tension for everyone except his coaching staff.
    The interesting part will be WHO is going to be making the decisions moving forward. Is Mike Murphy calling the shots ? Or Is Gutey going to hire his own H.C. ? Or is it a committee ?
    I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  95. Let’s watch next week and see if rodgers starts dropping dimes again and not missing half a dozen easy throws a game. If so, I’ll have to agree with the “rodgers is tanking to get MM fired” theorists.

  96. The next coach will need to work on Aaron Rodgers footwork. He can throw it 60 yards in a bucket at times but he skip passes balls to open check down receivers at crucial moments. It happened for the 3rd week in a row.

  97. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    He’s the type guy that will give a subtle wink or smirk as a dig towards McCarthy because that’s the type of vindictive guy Rodgers is.

  98. ratsfoiledagain says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Should have happened after the NFC title game in Seattle. You just can’t let what happened in the last 2-3 minutes of that game, happen.

    —-

    Let what happen? Hand 5 turnovers to your star QB that he does practically nothing with?

  99. Gee, that is great. Now what do you do about Aaron’s salary? He is a money hog. They will never win again with him at QB because his salary is too high to make a great team.

    McCarthy, I wish you the best. You have been scapegoated. As Belichick says, the coaching carousel is a joke in the NFL.

  100. finchy74 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    Let’s watch next week and see if rodgers starts dropping dimes again and not missing half a dozen easy throws a game. If so, I’ll have to agree with the “rodgers is tanking to get MM fired” theorists.

    ———–
    If Rodgers just start following the plays the new coach calls I will agree with the “rodgers is tanking to get MM fired” Packer fan theorists.

  101. This was his 13th season, and this will be the first time in consecutive seasons under McCarthy they will miss the playoffs. I feel there are several teams that would wish for that kind of success.

    He knew his time was up, he put his vacation property in the area up, part of me wonders if GB said offered to let him coach out the season, but after todays lost, they just decided to be done.

    Thanks for the fun, and helping bring the Lombardi back home. Best of luck in the future.

  102. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    He’s the type guy that will give a subtle wink or smirk as a dig towards McCarthy because that’s the type of vindictive guy Rodgers is.
    ————
    Rodgers will probably have a Big Mac to chow down on at his presser.

  103. thebirdofprey says:
    December 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    The next coach will need to work on Aaron Rodgers footwork. He can throw it 60 yards in a bucket at times but he skip passes balls to open check down receivers at crucial moments. It happened for the 3rd week in a row.
    ———
    Yeah, I can imagine that conversation.
    New coach “ you need to work on your footwork Aaron…”
    Aaron “ go pound sand. I do what I want around here.”

  104. How do you do this to a coach who had won Super
    Bowl? Not sure how replacing with Joe Philpin changes
    anything than giving Mac his dignity as well as the
    Packers showing some class. Don’t think Philbin
    is anyithing than a custodian ..so have some class.

  105. Guy needed to go years ago, and to the moron who said their roster is awful, it’s a lot better then the jets and jets have 3 wins and pack 4

  106. igocommando says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    There was also the time when the franchise was about to go bankrupt and a mysterious fire at their training facility burned the place to the ground and the insurance money saved the team.

    +++++

    It would be beyond classless to have set ablaze the Rockwood Lodge training facility at 2 in the afternoon when 4 children between 10-12 years old were playing upstairs. One of those children, daughter of the caretaker, said:

    “As far as the rumors of arson, here’s the deal,” Flagstad said. “It was common for the lights to flicker at the lodge. The fire chief talked to my dad about the bare wires in the linen closet—and my sister Ellyn overheard that conversation. “In the (ESPN) article, they speculate someone set the fire. It was the wiring. If anything was suspicious, my parents would have spoken up.”

  107. Well, since you asked. There was that time when the entire franchise was suspended for using college all stars that weren’t NFL players. There was also the time when the franchise was about to go bankrupt and a mysterious fire at their training facility burned the place to the ground and the insurance money saved the team. And when Curly Lambeau swore he’d never set foot on the Packers home field ever again, how does the team honor him after his death. By naming the stadium after him. Classy. Also, who can forget that dirty, possibly the dirtiest play in the history of the NFL,cheap shot that Packer Charles Martin placed on Bears qb Jim McMahon.
    >>>>>><<<<<<<<<
    Too funny. Guess you'll be adding more pages to your scrapbook.

  108. edenprairieballer says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm
    As a Vikings fan I would have loved to see McCarthy get another season.

    Now the pressure is on Rodgers to put up or shut up. He’s 36 next year and injury prone…
    _______________________________________

    Since becoming starter in GB there has only been TWO instances he has missed more than one start in a season. I don’t consider that injury prone.

    Alex Smith over the period of time has missed at least 5 games 4 times over that same period.

    What I don’t understand is what are the Viking fans exactly celebrating,to try to forget they lost to the Patriots by the same amount of points as the “sad and pathetic” Packers that just fired their coach.

  109. Whiny diva #12 is this team’s problem. I keep hearing he is the GOAT. He is overhyped..and he never paid the guy that he bet that Ryan Braun was clean. Rodgers is a whiny little girl

  110. Ugadogs21 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    They couldn’t wait till Monday? No class.
    ————————–

    Not when you lose to the Cardinals. They probably changed the locks in the 4th quarter.

  111. i know they said that there’s a disconnect within the team but my goodness couldn’t they have fired Mc Carthy AFTER the season was over??? seems very disrespectful

  112. He got fired for not benching his QB. When the QB won’t run the plays you call, you have to bench him. McCarthy lost the team by allowing Rodgers to run it.

  113. McCarthy has done some good things for the Packers over the years, especially developed Rodgers into the QB he has become. But I agree that it’s time for him to go, his conservative play calling has held the Packers back in recent years. Hopefully the Packers will finally hire someone who will let Rodgers do his thing like we all know and love.

  114. danceformemarionetteboy says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Jeff Weeble says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    wasted Rodgers in his prime. Team just can’t stay healthy and they never have any depth

    Hard to afford depth when your QB insists on the bulk of the cap.

    /////

    Considering they just signed them to that deal, what was their excuse before that?

    Bad coach?
    Bad GM?

    Boxes seem to be checked. Now try and follow the timeline a little closer.

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