Joe Philbin was emotional during his press conference Monday, discussing his role as Interim Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers, He choked up when discussing the dismissal of his long-time friend, Mike McCarthy.
A short time earlier, team President and CEO Mark Murphy said he would keep an eye on Philbin over the final four weeks of the season and considered the 57-year-old to be a candidate for the team’s head coaching vacancy.
When asked about the possibility of this being an audition for the permanent head coach, Philbin dismissed the notion.
“My ambition in 2018 right now is to help this team play its best football of the year. Period,” Philbin said. “And the future’s the future. We’ll deal with that as it comes.” [Read more…]