•   
  •   
  •   

OffbeatPackers interim coach Joe Philbin says Winston Moss firing more about 'fit' than tweet

15:55  06 december  2018
15:55  06 december  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy Green Bay Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy, name Joe Philbin interim head coach.

Joseph Philbin (born July 2, 1961) is an American football coach who is the interim head coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).

Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin has fired longtime Mike McCarthy assistant Winston Moss . “We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” Philbin said in More from Yahoo Sports: • Forde: Urban Meyer has one complicated, drama-filled

Packers interim coach Joe Philbin says Winston Moss firing more about 'fit' than tweet© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC

GREEN BAY – Joe Philbin said Wednesday his decision to fire associate head coach Winston Moss was not about one tweet, but rather how Moss fit on his coaching staff.

Philbin, the Green Bay Packers' interim head coach, called Moss an “excellent football coach” and “outstanding family man” and said “it wasn’t an easy decision” to dismiss him from the assistant coach job he has held the past 13 seasons.

“I think it’s important, obviously, that everybody’s on the same page, that we’re all moving forward in the same direction,” Philbin said Wednesday morning. “… I just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be. So came to that decision.”

Packers OLB coach Winston Moss fired same day as Aaron Rodgers tweet

Packers OLB coach Winston Moss fired same day as Aaron Rodgers tweet Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach Winston Moss was fired on Tuesday, the same day he sent a tweet about leadership for the team. 

GREEN BAY — Winston Moss ’ 13-year tenure with the Green Bay Packers came to a bizarre end Tuesday, when the now ex-associate head coach /linebackers coach was fired roughly 10 hours after he posted a critical Tweet about the team to his account.

The Packers fired longtime assistant Winston Moss on Tuesday just hours after he posted a tweet that many perceived to be critical of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team's coaching staff. Moss asserted the organization needed to "find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this

That decision came hours after Moss fired off a tweet that not only could be interpreted as questioning Philbin’s leadership skills, but also directly referenced quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Moss suggested that instead of hiring an “offensive guru” as coach, it was important to find someone who could hold Rodgers and everyone else in the organization accountable.

Philbin declined to answer whether there was any truth in Moss’ tweet, saying he would not comment on the post. He also said his decision wasn’t based on the tweet, even though Moss tweeted “#thankstwitter” in a successive post about his dismissal.

Report: Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's L.A. Sparks

Report: Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's L.A. Sparks Report: Derek Fisher hired as head coach of WNBA's L.A. Sparks

Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin confirmed minutes after Moss tweeted , both on social media and in a press release. “We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin . “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”

Interim head coach Joe Philbin announced the move late Tuesday, two days "We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years," said Philbin . Philbin , a veteran assistant and former Dolphins head coach , is considered a potential candidate for the permanent job.

“It's never about one thing,” Philbin said. “Again, I think it's important, as I said to the team, we've got to be professional, accountable, respectful and punctual – those are the four things that we've got to do these next four weeks. And if we do all those things, we'll be in good shape.

“It wasn't about, again, you're talking to a guy who's never tweeted in his life, doesn't even know what Twitter is. So, again, it's not about a tweet or anything like that. I just think the fit right now isn't where it needs to be.”

It's possible Moss, a member of McCarthy’s original coaching staff, felt spurned after being overlooked for the interim head coach role. As associate head coach in title the past four seasons, he could have been next in line when the Packers fired McCarthy. Instead, team president/CEO Mark Murphy promoted Philbin from offensive coordinator.

Mike McCarthy returned for final address to Packers players days after firing

Mike McCarthy returned for final address to Packers players days after firing The Packers welcomed Mike McCarthy back into Lambeau Field on Wednesday to give him the opportunity to address the players for a final time. McCarthy initially returned to the team's offices Tuesday to request the meeting. Murphy revealed that the talk took place during an interview on WTMJ radio, saying it provided “closure.” Philbin agreed. “He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 percent, fully supportive of, and he did a fantastic job talking to the team,” Philbin said Thursday. “Not just about football and winning football games, but his passion.

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Associate Head Coach /Linebackers Winston Moss , Interim Head Coach Joe Philbin announced Tuesday. “We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin .

The Green Bay Packers decided to part ways with top assistant coach Winston Moss on Tuesday, hours after Moss sent out a tweet many perceived to be "We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years," Philbin said . "We hope for the best for Winston and his family

Philbin said he had "no idea” whether Moss was upset with Murphy’s decision.

“He and I had two discussions during the course of yesterday,” Philbin said. “That never came up.”

Philbin said defensive assistant Scott McCurley will assume Moss’ responsibilities coaching outside linebackers during the final four games. McCurley had been the Packers' assistant linebackers coach the past four seasons, working under Moss and focusing especially on inside linebackers. Patrick Graham, the defense’s run-game coordinator, has coached inside linebackers this season.

This article originally appeared on Packers News: Packers interim coach Joe Philbin says Winston Moss firing more about 'fit' than tweet

Should Packers fans be cheering for their team to lose?.
A fan should never cheer for their own team to lose unless . . . well, unless it's Packers fans right now. See, the Packers interim coach is Joe Philbin. He already had a run as a full-time head coach in Miami. It did not go well. In fact, it went average to poor. Being average is sometimes worse than being really bad. Back to the point, the Packers winning out gives them a shot to make the playoffs because the bottom of the NFC is garbage. If they make the playoffs - and imagine if they actually win a first-round game on the back of Aaron Rodgers - it's going to be really difficult to move on from Philbin as a head coach.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!