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17:06  06 december  2018
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Packers fans clamoring for Mike McCarthy to be fired

Packers fans clamoring for Mike McCarthy to be fired By and large, the 2018 season has been a rough one for Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, and fans seem to be ready for a change. Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings continued that trend. 

Mike McCarthy said he understood why Aaron Rodgers was so frustrated with the offense last Sunday but said it’s his job to look at the big picture. They are two completely different people from two different walks of life and they don’t always see eye-to-eye. They wouldn’t be friends if they weren’t

Packers beat writers Pete Dougherty and Tom Silverstein discuss the 22-0 win over Buffalo and Aaron Rodgers ' reaction afterward. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

Rodgers: McCarthy always held Packers accountable© Dylan Buell / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers dismissed the notion that former head coach Mike McCarthy, who was fired hours after a 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13, didn't make every player take responsibility for their actions.

"There’s always been a great deal of accountability under Mike's program for the last 13 years," Rodgers told's Ryan Wood.

Rodgers added: "I used to always tell him, I said, 'Hey, if you need to call on somebody in the meeting to let everybody know we're all on equal playing field, call on me first. Call me out.' Just so everybody knows nobody is off-limits, we're holding everybody to the same standard. And I feel that’s the way it always was."

Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy

Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, the team announced. Joe Philbin has been named interim head coach and will remain as the team's offensive coordinator. "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. "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.

“Aaron Rodgers has played in only one Super Bowl.” It’s a common refrain about the Packers quarterback Rodgers has done his best to explain away recent comments that could be construed as shots against McCarthy and his staff, but it’s obvious that he’s frustrated with the state of the offense.

Packers president Mark Murphy should be ordering quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Mike There aren’t two people in the organization who hold the fate of the 2018 season in their hands If the Packers lay an egg this season, Murphy could put his chips on Rodgers and let McCarthy go.

The question of accountability within the organization - and specific to Rodgers himself - arose after Winston Moss, a longtime assistant coach, suggested Tuesday that Rodgers and others weren't being held to a high enough standard.

Moss was fired shortly after the tweet.

The 4-7-1 Packers and interim head coach Joe Philbin will look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive Sunday when they host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14.

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