Packers fire HC Mike McCarthy


On Sunday night, the Packers officially announced that they would be parting ways with head coach Mike McCarthy, following the loss to Arizona that dropped them to 4-7-1 on the season.

That was when the Packers officially chose to call it quits on the McCarty tenure after 13 seasons, which included a Super Bowl championship in 2010.

Cover 2's "On the Clock" discussed Mark Murphy's decision to fire head coach Mike McCarthy.

Joe Philbin will take over as interim head coach.

McCarthy becomes the first Packers coach to not finish a full season since Gene Ronzani voluntarily walked away with two games to go in the 1953 season. The same McCarthy who guided the Packers to the 2010 championship. After Sunday, that won't be the case anymore. But recent years had seen the team undergo extended struggles and an increasing reliance on star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with whom McCarthy seemed to have a strained relationship. We've had a number of opportunities.

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The Browns sound like they are ready to be aggressive in going after him, and now it's up to McCarthy if he wants to come in right away or hang back and spend some time enjoying the roses after getting fired.

This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now.

The deeper problems in Green Bay stem from years of injuries to key players, particularly on defense, that approach an epidemic. "This is a hard place to get a win and we needed it badly". That's rarely been the approach on the tundra - yes, we know about Reggie White and Julius Peppers - but with Ted Thompson no longer the general manager, perhaps the thinking will change.

"This was, as long as I can remember, the most embarrassing loss the Packers have had since I've been a part of the organization and followed them", he added. Our coaches do a good job I think preparing us to do that.

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