Packers OLB coach Winston Moss fired same day as Aaron Rodgers tweet

Packers OLB coach Winston Moss fired same day as Aaron Rodgers tweet

Early Tuesday, he sent a tweet about team leadership.

Interim head coach Joe Philbin had the support of management in firing Moss.

At about 8:30 Tuesday night, Moss tweeted, "The Packers have informed me that there (sic) letting me go".

"It's never about one thing", Philbin said Wednesday, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "Again, I think it's important, as I said to the team, we've got to be professional, accountable, respectful and punctual". And if we do all those things, we'll be in good shape.

"We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years", Philbin said. Period! It's not the offensive guru trend, it's not the safe trend. I don't know if there were eight or nine coaches, but that is the business.

Moss asserted the organization needed to "find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building" accountable after McCarthy was sacked on Sunday following a disappointing home loss to the Cardinals. I've known him a long time.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels deflected questions about a potential head coaching gig, but he didn't rule out the possibility of moving up the ranks. So it wasn't an easy decision, but I just didn't feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be. "He's as fine a man as I think you'll meet". He's had several opportunities to interview. Payton and McCarthy became head coaches during the same offseason, and even interviewed for the same position with Green Bay.

Philbin wouldn't theorize on what point Moss was trying to make with the tweet.

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