Mike McCarthy tells Jay Glazer he was proud of his time in Green Bay, despite the team’s decision to move on Sunday.
“I’m proud I was part of the Packers family, proud to be part of such a great organization,” Glazer said.
According to Glazer, McCarthy told him that his main focus tonight is his family.
The Green Bay Packers announced Sunday that they’ve parted ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim head coach.
“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” President Mark Murphy announced. “Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”
Adam Schefter reports that Packers brought in McCarthy after Sunday game and fired him. Schefter says that McCarthy was not expecting it.
It was clear that McCarthy’s time in Green Bay was likely to come to an end, but many seemed to think the Packers would wait until after the year to make the move.
However, the team looked like they had quit on their coach in their disappointing home loss to the Cardinals.
The Packers’ job should attract some notable candidates and it would not come as a big surprise to see them target another offensive-minded head coach to get their offense and Aaron Rodgers turned around.
McCarthy, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs back in 1993 as an offensive quality control coordinator. He bounced around with the Packers, Saints and 49ers before the Packers hired him as their head coach in 2006.
During his 13-year tenure in Green Bay, McCarthy has led the Packers to a record of 125-75-2 (62.1 percent), which includes nine playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title in 2010.