"As a result, I made the hard decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately", Murphy said.
A block from Lambeau Field is "Mike McCarthy Way", which runs parallel with "Lombardi Avenue" and intersects with "Holmgren Way" in Green Bay.
After almost 13 seasons with the team, the Packers have parted ways with Mike McCarthy. Rodgers has advocated heavily for Jones to be more involved in the offense and now that he has in recent weeks the Packers are still just not doing quite enough to win the games they should be. It was Green Bay's longest punt return of the year and helped set up the Packers' first scoring drive of the afternoon.
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. It's odd the Packers wouldn't give McCarthy until the end of the season.
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"We didn't play well today", McCarthy said. "We were a little above halfway at halftime, and then toward the end of the game, I wasn't coming out". The Cardinals struggled early offensively but ended up with six plays of 20 yards or longer, a lot of them in the second half. "But we missed a number of opportunities throughout the game".
Injury updates: Randall Cobb made his return to the starting lineup after missing three games due to a hamstring injury.
"This was a game that we have won in the past, expected to win", said Rodgers, who threw for 233 yards on 31 completions.
The previous two teams in this spot played both their games in November, making this game the latest into the regular season a team has been a two-touchdown favorite in this spot. When the Packers officially made the announcement on Twitter, several fans didn't hold back in sharing how joyful they felt about the news.
This year, Rodgers hurt his left knee in the season opener, though he is feeling better now. He could set a personal record against the Cardinals with 35 pass attempts without an interception.