Only a few days after he was fired as Packers head coach, Mike McCarthy was allowed to return to the group’s facility to say goodbye.
McCarthy, who was terminated Sunday after the Packers’ 20-17 loss to the Cardinals, gave an “emotional” speech to the locker room Wednesday.
“He did a improbable job speaking to the group not nearly soccer and profitable soccer video games,” interim coach Joe Philbin stated, by way of the group’s web site. “His ardour for the group and his love for the gamers was clearly evident. I’m certain it was emotional for him and everybody within the room. I assumed he did a fantastic job.”
Philbin stated McCarthy requested permission to talk with the group on Tuesday, when he got here by the amenities and met with the workers.
“I used to be 100 p.c, totally supportive of, and he did a improbable job speaking to the group,” Philbin stated. “Not nearly soccer and profitable soccer video games, however his ardour. His ardour for the sport, his love for the gamers was clearly evident. I’m certain it was emotional for him and everyone within the room. It was superior. I assumed he did a fantastic job.”
Group president and CEO Mark Murphy additionally confirmed McCarthy spoke with the group on WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee Thursday and stated the encounter went properly.
“He spoke to the group yesterday and that was good,” Murphy stated. “I believe Mike needed some closure with the gamers and a few of the different coaches to have the ability to thank them and say goodbye to them, as properly.”
McCarthy was fired in his 13th season with the group. In that point span, he posted a 125-77-2 report throughout the common season and led the group to 9 playoff appearances and one Tremendous Bowl victory.