GREEN BAY David Montgomery Jersey , Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach.The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1.Murphy, in a statement, said 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.”Murphy said the process of hiring the next head coach would begin immediately.McCarthy was in his 13th season as coach. The Packers won the Super Bowl under McCarthy in the 2010 season. He finishes with a record of 125-77-2.“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,” Murphy said.But this is a third straight year in which Green Bay has had extended struggles.In 2016, the Packers started 4-6 http://www.bearsfootballauthentics.com/riley-ridley-jersey-authentic , then won eight straight games to get to the NFC title game, losing to the Atlanta Falcons. Green Bay finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs in 2017, when Aaron Rodgers missed extensive time with a broken collarbone.McCarthy shook up his coaching staff, including bringing Philbin back as offensive coordinator and hiring Mike Pettine to replace Dom Capers as defensive coordinator. Different problems emerged.This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now. Receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison have missed time with injuries. The same issues kept popping up for the offense, most glaringly, empty third downs and a lack of explosive plays.Rodgers was asked after the game — but before McCarthy’s firing was announced — how much blame offensive players should get if the Packers made a coaching change after the season.“Yeah, a lot probably. We haven’t played very well Shareef Miller Jersey ,” Rodgers said. “We all take part in the disappointments and the failures that we’ve had this season. We’ve had a number of opportunities. It’s not like we’re getting blown out in a bunch of games. We’re in games.”Cobb’s return on Sunday didn’t help, with the Packers just 3 of 14 on third downs.“I hate to repeat myself, but it’s applicable. … We’re not executing the right way,” Rodgers said.“It’s poor throws, not on the same page with receivers, wrong depth, protection,” he added. “We all have a part in that and we’ve all picked our time to mess up a third down.”The opening play of the fourth quarter was a perfect example of Green Bay’s offensive struggles. Rodgers found Cobb for a 36-yard completion on third-and-11, but the play was wiped out by a holding penalty on right tackle Jason Spriggs.Rodgers said his focus was getting his teammates to “play with that pride” and focus on the next four games.“Yeah http://www.eaglesfootballauthentics.com/zach-brown-jersey-authentic , I mean I’m not even thinking about that right now,” Rodgers said when asked if he would have any role after the season with general manager Brian Gutekunst or Murphy about what direction they should go with the coaching staff.The offensive players, Rodgers said, bear blame for whatever happens in the future.“Yeah, a lot probably,” he said. “We haven’t played very well.” Hue Jackson somehow survived a 0-16 season. Not everyone who worked for him with the Browns was as lucky.
Cleveland’s coach overhauled his staff on Friday, adding two assistants he knows from previous NFL stops.
Jackson hired former New York Giants wide receivers coach Adam Henry for the same role with the Browns and former Cincinnati offensive coordinator Ken Zampese will coach the quarterbacks. Henry previously coached tight ends under Jackson with the Oakland Raiders, and Zampese took over as the Bengals coordinator when Jackson was hired by the Browns in 2016.
The team also announced it has parted ways with run game coordinator/running backs coach Kirby Wilson, special teams coordinator Chris Tabor http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-isaiah-johnson-jersey , quarterbacks coach David Lee, special teams assistant Shawn Mennenga and special teams quality control coach Stan Watson.
Tabor had worked under four coaches with the Browns since 2011. He’s taking over as special teams coordinator with the Chicago Bears.
This is the second year Jackson has made significant changes to his staff. He revamped his defense after going 1-15 in 2016, only to follow that with the second winless 16-game season in NFL history. Still, he has the support of Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who have revamped their front office once again this offseason.
Jackson is still weighing whether to add an offensive coordinator after also having that role past two seasons. He interviewed Houston quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan for the job this week.
Also, Jackson has a new consultant in former wide receivers coach Al Saunders, whose new title will be senior assistant/special projects.
”At the end of each season, you have to evaluate everything,” said Jackson. ”The coaching staff is obviously a big part of that process and it starts with me. The truth of the matter is Devin Bush Jersey , we need to improve in every area. These are difficult decisions and for the coaches we’ve decided to part with, we thank them. They are good men, that have worked extremely hard and I appreciate their efforts.”
With the Browns expected to use either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft on a quarterback – maybe USC’s Sam Darnold or UCLA’s Josh Rosen – Zampese’s role will be vital to the team’s future. The 50-year-old has been a pro assistant since 1998 and spent the past 15 seasons with the Bengals.
In Cincinnati, Zampese worked with quarterbacks Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron. Zampese was fired as Cincinnati’s coordinator two games into last season after the Bengals scored just nine points.
”Adam Henry and Ken Zampese are two really good coaches that I was fortunate to work with earlier in my career,” Jackson said. ”They have successful track records, having coached and helped develop some really good football players. They will demand a lot of our players and challenge them to become their best.”