Immediately after the Packers were disgraced at home by one of the worst teams in the NFL, the team brought McCarthy in, closed the door, and fired him right then and there.
“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,” Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said in a team statement. “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.”
Wow. Just wow. We all hoped this was coming, we all knew it was coming, but a mid-season fire is a little out character for the traditionally conservative Packers organization. I LOVE IT, Brian Guntekunst! Why waste more time with a guy you know is not your guy? Get him out of there and start the process of selecting the next head coach- a man who will hopefully bring the Lombardi trophy back to where it all started.