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SportsRodgers shocked by McCarthy's firing: I hope I wasn't the reason

09:06  04 december  2018
09:06  04 december  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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" I hope that' s not the reason ," Rodgers said when posed the question. " I think him and I , like any relationship, we have our amazing times, we have our times when we butt heads. But the basis was built on mutual respect and communication." The 14-year veteran had played for McCarthy for the

McCarthy ' s relationship with Rodgers wasn ' t the sole reason he was fired moments after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals; they Forget those heated discussions Rodgers and McCarthy have had on the sidelines. The 14-year veteran had played for McCarthy for the past 13 seasons.

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The Green Bay Packers' decision to fire head coach Mike McCarthy hours after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals surprised many, including Aaron Rodgers.

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"I was as shocked as many of you were, I'm sure," the franchise quarterback told the media Monday.

It's been suggested that a fractured relationship between McCarthy and Rodgers - as well as the team's disappointing 4-7-1 record - contributed heavily to the coach's dismissal.

"I hope that's not the reason," Rodgers said when posed the question. "I think him and I, like any relationship, we have our amazing times, we have our times when we butt heads. But the basis ... was built on mutual respect and communication."

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Green Bay fired coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday in a move that surprised many, even Aaron " I was as shocked as many of you were, I 'm sure," Rodgers said. It' s no secret tensions have been " I hope that' s not the reason ," Rodgers said. " I think him and I , like any relationship, we have our amazing

Rodgers said he wasn ’ t anticipating the news whatsoever and was “ shocked ” to see it happen. Rodgers said he had not talked to McCarthy since he was fired but that he would reach out to him Rodgers said it’ s been frustrating seeing stories in the media regarding his relationship with McCarthy .

The 14-year veteran had played for McCarthy for the past 13 seasons. He said the reports of their deteriorating relationship were "frustrating" and that the two made an effort to meet more this year than in any other season.

"As much as what was made, conjecture about him and I's relationship, it was always built on mutual respect and communication. That's why this is a different day for myself and the guys in the locker room," he said.

"We accomplished a lot together. We had some incredible moments."

The Packers will move forward with offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as the interim coach for the remainder of the season. Rodgers said he does not need to be involved in the hiring process for the permanent replacement and he doesn't see a problem with learning a new offensive system so late in his career.

"I think my football aptitude, I'm able to adjust if we need to. I've been in the same system for 14 years, so obviously I have a lot of comfort in this, but whoever they bring in, I'm sure will be somebody with their own ideas and we'll adjust accordingly when we get there," he said.

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