Ex-Packers HC Mike McCarthy plans to ‘lay low’ after firing

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2018

McCarthy returned to the Packers' facility this week to meet with the coaching staff and former players, with the latter giving him a standing ovation after he met with them on Wednesday. Not just about football and winning football games, but his passion.

Browns safety Damarious Randall is the second ex-Packer in Cleveland to speak out in support of freshly fired coach Mike McCarthy. His passion for the game, his love for the players was clearly evident.

"I've got nothing but the utmost respect for him".

"I don't know, " Randall said of McCarthy.

McCarthy paid a visit to team headquarters on Tuesday to make the request and chief executive officer Mark Murphy and others in upper management agreed to it.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback spoke to reporters Monday following a home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 2, Rodgers' 35th birthday.

"He spoke to the team yesterday and that was good", Murphy said on WTMJ radio.

Philbin said he has talked multiple times with McCarthy since the change was made Sunday night.

She added: "I don't think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it's not OK when you try to stand on someone's shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with him". He said allowing the former coach back in the building - which is not the norm in National Football League circles - is indicative of how the Packers do business. I think it's been that way for 100 seasons, I would guess.

It's an interesting take from Randall, who played out of position at cornerback in Green Bay against his wishes. We do things the right way around here.

Given that he helped lead the Packers to nine playoff appearances during his time in Green Bay, it seems that plenty of teams could do a lot worse than McCarthy.

Philbin had a 24-28 record as a head coach in parts of four seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2012-15).

There was wide-spread criticism that the game had passed by the former Packers head coach, whose team went 4-7-1 before the dismissal.

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