Interimhead coach Joe Philbin didn’t think associate head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss was the right fit for his team.
The PackersMoss hours after he questioned the Packers’ leadership situation on Twitter, but Philbin claimed his dismissal was about more than just a tweet.
“It’s never about one thing,” Philbin said Wednesday, via. “Again, I think it’s important, as I said to the team, we’ve got to be professional, accountable, respectful and punctual. Those are the four things that we’ve got to do the next four weeks. And if we do all those things, we’ll be in good shape.
“It wasn’t about – again, you’re talking to a guy who’s never tweeted in his life, doesn’t even know what Twitter is – so again, it’s not about a tweet or anything like that. I just think the fit right now isn’t where it needs to be.”
Philbin, who was Green Bay’s offensive coordinator prior to Mike McCarthy’s firing on Sunday, said he couldn’t speculate whether Moss’ tweet was a product of frustration from not being named interim head coach.
“I think it’s important obviously that everybody’s on the same page, that we’re all moving forward in the same direction,” Philbin said. “As you know, Winston’s an excellent football coach. I’ve known him a long time. Respect him; outstanding family man. So it wasn’t an easy decision, but I just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be. So … (we) came to that decision.”
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