Green Bay Packers fire Mike McCarthy

Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after another loss

Fingers have been pointed at longtime head coach Mike McCarthy throughout the season as it seems the right plays are simply not being called. As I've written numerous times, McCarthy's tenure in Green Bay was more successful in aggregate than he is generally given credit for, and Aaron Rodgers has certainly not been blameless in the slide.

Poor weather - a mix of snow and rain throughout - also contributed to both the Cardinals and Packers struggling offensively at times, but this should have been an advantage for Green Bay.

With this loss to the Cardinals the Packers' season is over.

The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive co-ordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach.

A block from Lambeau Field is "Mike McCarthy Way", which runs parallel with "Lombardi Avenue" and intersects with "Holmgren Way" in Green Bay.

Despite much success during the McCarthy era, Green Bay fans have grown increasingly frustrated with him over the last few seasons.

Rodgers is catching some criticism, too.

"We didn't play well today", McCarthy said. Lose to the sorry Cardinals....

The Packers (4-7-1) are on track to miss the playoffs for the second straight season and for the first time with a healthy Rodgers since 2008.

We'll see if Green Bay makes any major changes moving forward. The Packers are 11-16-1 in the previous year and a half. "We were a little above halfway at halftime, and then toward the end of the game, I wasn't coming out".

Sure, Rodgers led a game-tying touchdown drive - highlighted by a vintage Rodgers play in which he held the ball for 9.5 seconds, stayed alive in the pocket while he directed traffic and threw a 19-yarder to Adams on the sideline to set up an 8-yard touchdown run by Jones with 5:26 left. "But we missed a number of opportunities throughout the game". They struggled on third down, going 3 for 14 in the continuation of a season-long theme.

"That is our role as swing tackle and swing guard", said McCray, who started the first three games of the season at right guard.

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