Another disappointing loss led to his release Sunday after the Green Bay Packers went on to lose a close one against the Arizona Cardinals, 20-17. While he acknowledges his National Football League debut was somewhat bittersweet considering the Packers' 20-17 loss to Arizona, he hopes to build upon the experience heading into these next four December games.
Team President Mark Murphy says the search for the next Head Coach will begin immediately.
Philbin has previously been head coach of the Miami Dolphins and is in his second stint coaching with the Packers, serving as the teams OC from 2007-2011 before taking the job in Miami.
Working on a snap count, the Packers' veteran receiver caught three passes for 25 yards, including a 9-yard reception on Green Bay's final drive to set up a 49-yard field-goal try for Mason Crosby.
After almost 13 seasons with the team, the Packers have parted ways with Mike McCarthy.
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The Mike McCarthy era is over in Green Bay. "Mostly, I'm just happy we were able to come out victorious".
Green Bay will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday for a noon kickoff, Arizona will return home for a visit from another NFC North foe in the Detroit Lions. Even Rodgers fighting through a knee injury he suffered in the opener was nowhere close to excusing their level of play this season. "We're not executing the right way", Rodgers said.
"Yeah, a lot probably".
Rodgers said his focus was getting his teammates to "play with that pride" and focus on the next four games.
The offensive players, Rodgers said, bear blame for whatever happens in the future.