GREEN BAY Justin McCray Color Rush Jersey , Wis. — 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.More Packers coverageBucks’ Wes Matthews loves Wisconsin, is a Vikings fanPreview: Packers look to slow Vikings’ revitalized run gameTop Tweets: Yelich thanks fans for support after season-ending injuryAmos sparks rebuilt Packers defense in debutPackers to be tested again by familiar foe in Zimmer, VikingsMurphy, 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, 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 https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Marwin-Evans-Jersey , 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,” 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 Jermaine Whitehead Jersey , 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, 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.” If you weren’t already excited for the end of Game of Thrones, you’re probably a White Walker (in which case, why aren’t you dead?). Aaron Rodgers is just another reason to be pumped by Episode 5 on Sunday." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Aaron Rodgers confirmed his rumored cameo on Game of Thrones, and it’s happening Sunday TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailAaron Rodgers watched the Bucks win in Game 5, and now he’ll be in Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesAaron Rodgers’ best performances tend to come on Sunday nights in primetime Aaron Ripkowski Color Rush Jersey , so Game of Thrones will be nothing new for the two-time MVP. After months, years even, of hinting that he’d like to be in the seminal HBO series, even showing up in part of their pre-season 8 branding, Rodgers cryptically confirmed he’d be in the series. (Editor’s note: some season 8 spoilers are below.)In a recent interview on the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby, when asked why he didn’t do more cameos in pop culture he responded, “Episode 5, Game of Thrones,” before walking away. This comes after another vague allusion to the fifth episode in a tweet a week after the Season 8 premiered, in which Rodgers reminded his followers about his preferred window for spoilers. He included the hashtag “episode5shouldbegood.”At the time, it would have been easy to conclude this was just Rodgers being Rodgers. I’m surprised he didn’t also use the #midrange hashtag just for fun. Even still, this was better, more subtle foreshadowing than the show runners have employed for going on three seasons at this point. Episode 5 sets up to be an enormous battle episode https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Demetri-Goodson-Jersey , one that stars of the show hinted could be even more epic than Episode 3’s Battle of Winterfell, the eponymous episode featuring the defeat of the Night King and the White Walkers.If the writers have any sense of symmetry (and honestly at this point, I have questions about that even though I love the show), Rodgers would be in the Golden Company, both for the obvious color connection and their fame related to contracts. After all, Rodgers has the biggest in NFL history and the Golden Company is known for never having broken one. Plus, after #BucksIn5, it makes to have #RodgersIn5. As if you needed any more reason to be excited about Sunday night.