Whether or not Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy should have waited until the end of the season to fire Mike McCarthy as opposed to his doing so after last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals is still being debated. But Murphy admitted during a news conference on Monday that Sunday’s listless performance was the last straw and a move had to be made.
“In evaluating the season, I really felt that change was needed and kind of Mike’s tenure had run its course,” Murphy said. “And quite honestly the performance on Sunday night to me made it very clear that a coaching change was needed.”
Contrary to what has been widely reported over the last several weeks, Mark Murphy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t get Mike McCarthy fired.
Rodgers was asked on Monday if he was the reason for Mike McCarthy’s dismissal. [Read more…]