Their once-promising season in tatters, the Inexperienced Bay Packers fired Trainer Mike McCarthy on Sunday and named Joe Philbin, the group’s offensive coordinator, because the intervening time trainer.
The announcement got here after the Packers had been disappointed by way of the visiting Arizona Cardinals, 20-17, finishing McCarthy’s just about 13-year run in Inexperienced Bay.
“The 2018 season has now not lived as much as the expectancies and requirements of the Inexperienced Bay Packers,” the group president Mark Murphy stated in a remark. “We will be able to in an instant start the method of settling on the following head trainer of the Inexperienced Bay Packers.”
McCarthy, 55, had a 125-76-2 report, for a .621 profitable share, since arriving in Inexperienced Bay in 2006. The Packers made the playoffs in 9 of his seasons, and gained the Tremendous Bowl within the 2010 season. Best Curly Lambeau, the group’s authentic trainer, led the group longer than McCarthy.
McCarthy took over the Packers sooner than quarterback Brett Favre’s next-to-last season in Inexperienced Bay, and tapped Aaron Rodgers, to take over when Favre departed.
However at Four-7-1 this yr, the Packers are in peril for lacking the playoffs for the second one consecutive season. Inexperienced Bay has misplaced 3 directly video games and 5 of the final six, elevating the drive on McCarthy.
Sooner than arriving in Inexperienced Bay, McCarthy was once a positions trainer and offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and Kansas Town Chiefs.
Philbin, 57, become the offensive coordinator this yr. He was once trainer of the Miami Dolphins from 2012 to 2015, going 24-28. He was once the Packers’ offensive coordinator for 5 seasons sooner than that.