Philbin: Winston Moss was let go because of 'fit' with team


The Packers turned to Philbin, the offensive coordinator and former Dolphins head coach, to take over for McCarthy for the last four games of the season.

"Yeah I think it's important obviously that everybody's on the same page, that we're all moving forward in the same direction".

A day after losing head coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers associate head coach Winston Moss is out, too.

"It's never about one thing", said Philbin, who took over after Mike McCarthy was sacked Sunday.

The decision to fire Moss was strictly Philbin's, but it was supported by team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Friction between Rodgers and McCarthy escalated throughout the 2018 season in part due to Rodgers's tendency to regularly change McCarthy's play calls at the line of scrimmage, according to reports from Sports Illustrated's Kalyn Kahler and Albert Breer.

During the Packers' start to this season's 4-7-1 campaign, Rodgers reportedly did so more often than then-coach McCarthy liked.

McDaniels definitely knows all about football, and he could accomplish big things in Green Bay, especially with a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers. This failure to hold Rodgers accountable appears to be what Moss is referencing.

ESPN's Jason Wilde notes Moss was not fired directly because of the tweet, but noted the tweet may have hastened Moss' departure, though.

He followed that up saying he served the team with all his heart and soul and has no regrets.