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Author: Jon Kuzma
The low points just kept coming and ultimately that cost Mike McCarthy his job. Green Bay shouldn’t have lost to the Arizona Cardinals and when they did it was the nail in McCarthy’s coffin. The fans in Wisconsin were tired of the direction the team was headed and now the Packers will look to hire their 15th head coach in the history of their franchise. There’s already rumors going around about who that might be? A number of different names have been thrown out but it’s too soon to take anything seriously. Right now it’s all speculation and there’s isn’t any credible reports. The one thing we do know is Joe Philbin will serve as the interim head coach. Green Bay’s President Mark Murphy already stated that they’re in the process of finding someone to replace McCarthy. So it doesn’t sound like Philbin will be a legitimate candidate for the job. The Packers are going to do everything they can to end up making a splash. When you think about how well this ball club has been ran it almost seems like they would rather have an already established coach rather than a young upstart like Kliff Kingsbury or Lincoln Riley. Jeff Fisher, John Harbaugh, or Bruce Arians could all be in play. The other options might be Jim Schwartz, Josh McDaniels, or John DeFilippo so there’s quite a bit of possibilities. Clearly Murphy is going to weigh all the angles and try to see which individual is the best fit for them? Obviously all of this is shocking though because McCarthy had been at the helm since 2006. We know now the Cardinals game was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
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Big changes: The Green Bay Packers are going to have a new head coach next year. Which will be their first since 2006.