Mike McCarthy has visited Lambeau twice for special reasons since being fired

Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels

On Wednesday, he got his chance.

Earlier this week center J.C. Tretter, who played four seasons in Green Bay before signing as a free agent in 2017, praised McCarthy and endorsed him as a candidate to replace Hue Jackson, who was sacked on Oct 29.

"Meanwhile, other contemporary QBs - such as Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and even Brady - have gone to more than twice as many Super Bowls as we'd expect from their individual stats". Thank you for the huge outpouring of love our family received this week and throughout our time here. "He was emotional about it, we were all emotional about it". Linebacker Clay Matthews called it "warranted and deserved".

"I want to give him the play, I want to be quick, I want him to have time to process it, hear, and not hear a lot of clutter from me", said Philbin, who will coach from the sideline after being stationed in the coaches' box during the first 12 games of the season. I don't know why they fired him. I'm sure he did from a closure standpoint. I've got nothing but respect for him.

McCarthy, who led the Packers to nine playoff appearances, four conference title games and a Super Bowl victory, was sacked Sunday night.

Wednesday's return provided some closure.

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That's how former head coach Mike McCarthy concluded the full-page ad he took out in Saturday's edition of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to thank the Packers, his former players, his coaching and support staff and fans.

"He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team". I was 100 percent, fully supportive of that, and he did a fantastic job talking to the team. He's picked off three passes, broken up eight others, recovered a fumble and totaled a career-high 64 tackles in just 11 games. "His passion for the team and his love for the players was clearly evident".

"It's hard to articulate the impact this job had on me and my family".

The Packers are on track to miss the postseason for a second consecutive season despite having a healthy Rodgers at the helm, but personnel moves throughout the offseason saw the departure of numerous players. The return of Rodgers for this season failed to return the Packers to championship contention and, ultimately, cost McCarthy his job.

"Mike McCarthy is a great, great coach", Randall told reporters on Thursday. "It was great that he had that opportunity". It's been like that for 100 seasons, I would guess.

"Unfortunately, that's a part of the business, not only for players but for coaches, for everyone". "But when your own Mom is home alone during the fires, auto packed ready to evacuate, & you miss the fundamental first step of compassion; calling your parents to make sure they are safe".

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