He found out just minutes after the Vikings' loss in New England that his long-time foe had been let go following a 20-17 defeat at the hands of the lowly Arizona Cardinals. The Packers are 11-16-1 in the previous year and a half.
"The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers".
Philbin has previously been head coach of the Miami Dolphins and is in his second stint coaching with the Packers, serving as the teams OC from 2007-2011 before taking the job in Miami.
A name that has been tied to the Cleveland Browns as a potential coaching candidate has officially become available as the Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy on Sunday. Murphy said the process of hiring the storied franchise's next head coach would begin immediately.
While McCarthy has hit a rough patch, he's been a successful coach in the National Football League for 13 yards.
McCarthy took over the Packers in 2006 after Mike Sherman's firing, and his tenure there has been impressive. But Green Bay's offense had stagnated - as we noted recently the Packers were always going to have to make changes after this season. It's odd the Packers wouldn't give McCarthy until the end of the season.
This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now.
It's very likely a strained relationship with Rodgers played a role in McCarthy's departure.
"I would just say he was a great coach". It's not like we're getting blown out in a bunch of games.
Green Bay will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday for a noon kickoff, Arizona will return home for a visit from another NFC North foe in the Detroit Lions.
"Yeah, a lot probably".
The offensive players, Rodgers said, bear blame for whatever happens in the future. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen completed 11 for 26 passes for 149 yards, and had a crucial 33-yard scramble to set up the Cardinals go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.