Instant Analysis of the Packers' decision to fire Mike McCarthy

It was surprising but not unexpected that the Green Bay Packers parted ways with coach Mike McCarthy. Here's the immediate reaction to the move as the attention now turns to the offseason, where the Packers will have to hire a new coach, make several roster moves, and prepare for the NFL Draft.

Some notes about the move:

  • It's only the second time a head coach has been fired in-season after winning a Super Bowl with the team. Don McCafferty of the Colts was let go two years after winning the championship in 1970.
  • The last time the Packers had multiple head coaches in one season? 1953.
  • Mike McCarthy finishes with a career regular-season record of 125-77-2 and a playoff record of 10-8 over nearly 13 seasons as the coach of the Packers.

Here are some of the write-ups from our Insiders and other outlets around the nation in response to the Packers firing Mike McCarthy.

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Packers fire Mike McCarthy
Packers fire Mike McCarthy
The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim head coach, the team announced Sunday.
Green Bay Packers Have Fired Head Coach Mike McCarthy
Green Bay Packers Have Fired Head Coach Mike McCarthy
The Green Bay Packers have fired Mike McCarthy. The team has named Joe Philbin as interim head coach.
Packers part ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy, ‘effective immediately’
Packers part ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy, ‘effective immediately’
The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim head coach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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