McCarthy: Firing ‘couldn’t have been handled any worse’

Football 04/03/19, 14:35

Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he was "stunned" at the timing of his firing last December and that his dismissal "couldn't have been handled any worse."McCarthy told ESPN in a story posted Wednesday he knew it might be time for him to go if the Packers missed ...

Complaint: Ex-Packers coach McCarthy berated HS referees

Sports 02/28/19, 12:06

A complaint has been filed against former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, accusing him of verbally berating referees after a loss for his stepson's high school basketball team.The Pulaski School District confirms it was McCarthy who confronted the officials and followed them as they were escorted from a game ...

Packers’ LaFleur looks to build relationship with Rodgers

Football 02/28/19, 03:16

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers endured perhaps the most challenging year of his career — a season marked by a knee injury, inconsistent play and the firing of coach Mike McCarthy.Enter new coach Matt LaFleur, who would rather look ahead to building a relationship with Rodgers than look back ...

Matt LaFleur takes over in Green Bay as the head coach

Football 01/09/19, 21:16

Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either.On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback ...

source: LaFleur accepts offer to become Packers coach

Sports 01/07/19, 19:49

The Green Bay Packers are turning to fast-rising offensive whiz Matt LaFleur to aid Aaron Rodgers and end a two-year absence from the postseason.LaFleur accepted Green Bay's offer Monday to become the next head coach of the Packers, according to a person familiar with the decision.The person spoke to The ...

Jets interview former Colts, Lions coach Jim Caldwell

Football 01/07/19, 15:29

The Jets have interviewed former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell for their head coaching vacancy.The meeting was announced by the team Monday. It marks the fifth known interview New York has conducted since firing coach Todd Bowles last Sunday.The Jets met with Dallas defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris ...

Jets interview former Packers coach Mike McCarthy

Football 01/05/19, 17:09

The Jets' search for a new coach is kicking into high gear.The team announced Saturday it completed its interview with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, the third known coach to meet with New York since Todd Bowles was fired last Sunday night.The Jets met with Kansas City Chiefs ...

Players hate to see coaches fired, but at least they’re paid

Football 01/01/19, 02:38

Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager's office and told they're fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs.Eight coaches lost their jobs ...

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

Football 12/31/18, 15:15

Clay Matthews looked up into the Lambeau Field suites to find his parents before walking down the stadium tunnel for what might be the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers.An offseason of change awaits in Titletown following a second straight year without a playoff appearance.A coaching ...

NFL head coaching positions a slippery ride

Football 12/31/18, 15:14

Sean Payton despises the term "Black Monday." And he's one of the coaches who always survives it.Six head coaches were fired as the NFL season concluded, four of them on Monday. Two, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, didn't even make it that far.Saints coach Payton, ...

Browns to interview Williams, Kitchens for coaching vacancy

Sports 12/31/18, 09:49

Browns interim coach Gregg Williams will be the first candidate interviewed for Cleveland's permanent position.Williams led Cleveland to a 5-3 record after Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. Browns general manager John Dorsey said Williams, the team's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, will have his interview Tuesday.Dorsey ...

Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin

Football 12/09/18, 16:24

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter. The defense limited quarterback ...

Update: Packers coach Philbin 0 for 2 on challenges

Football 12/09/18, 13:29

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST):___1:25 p.m.Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin is already 0 for 2 on replay challenges, taking those losses in the first 83 seconds of the game against Atlanta at Lambeau Field.Both of them involved long completions by ...

Fired coach Mike McCarthy returns to speak to Packers

Football 12/06/18, 17:49

Fired coach Mike McCarthy was welcomed back to bid farewell to the Packers players on Thursday."Mike came by the office, I think Tuesday we all saw him as a staff, which was great," interim coach Joe Philbin said before Thursday's practice."Then we talked, and he wanted an opportunity to speak ...

December dud: Falcons and Packers try to avoid losing years

Football 12/06/18, 14:38

How fortunes have changed in less than two years for the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers.The participants in the NFC title game in January 2017 are floundering this season. The Packers have already fired head coach Mike McCarthy.Falcons owner Arthur Blank reaffirmed support for his coach, Dan Quinn, after ...

Packers’ Philbin dusts off offensive play-calling duties

Football 12/05/18, 16:47

Time for Joe Philbin to assume an important new responsibility with the Green Bay Packers, and it's not just the duties that come with taking over as interim head coach.It's been a while since Philbin has called plays."Trying to think. Might have been about 20 years, maybe," Philbin said.Now he ...

Packers part with associate head coach Winston Moss

Football 12/04/18, 22:13

The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Winston Moss, the associate head coach in charge of linebackers and a 13-year veteran of the staffInterim head coach Joe Philbin announced the move late Tuesday, two days after coach Mike McCarthy was fired. Moss was an 11-year NFL veteran linebacker. He ...

Packers president Murphy to hire next coach, GM involved

Football 12/03/18, 17:13

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says he will hire the franchise's next head coach after firing Mike McCarthy following a stunning loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals.General manager Brian Gutekunst will also be heavily involved, along with a committee, though Murphy will make the decision.Green Bay Packers' team president ...

McCarthy’s connections to Browns could lead to coaching job

Football 12/03/18, 16:33

Mike McCarthy's candidacy to become Cleveland's next coach has gotten more legitimate.McCarthy was fired Sunday by the Green Bay Packers, who dumped their Super-Bowl wining coach amid a disappointing season and growing rift with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.McCarthy was already being mentioned as a possibility for the Browns, who dismissed ...

NFL ICYMI: Packers, A-Rod say ‘bye’ to McCarthy; who next?

Football 12/03/18, 02:11

There's little argument that Aaron Rodgers' talent is such that his Green Bay Packers probably should have won more than one Super Bowl by now.For quite some time, there have been those who blamed coach Mike McCarthy for the lack of titles more than credited him for steering the team ...

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