Mike McCarthy Rips Packers For Firing And Calls Aaron Rodgers "Challenging".

Published April 3, 2019 at 10:55

The Green Bay Packers decided to make a big change during the season last year when they fired head coach Mike McCarthy with some games still on the schedule. The Packers would lose 2 out of their 4 remaining games including getting shut out 31-0 in the season final. McCarthy wasn't too happy with the way the firing went down. "If we missed the playoffs, I expected change might happen," McCarthy told ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky in a Q&A with the former coach. "But the timing surprised me. Actually it stunned me. It couldn't have been handled any worse."
"Obviously. It couldn't have been handled any worse," McCarthy told Demovsky. "Anytime you lose a close game, it's a difficult time emotionally afterwards, but when you lose a home game at Lambeau Field in December, it's really hard" "That exit, frankly, Rob, the exit really stuck with me for a while,"
McCarthy added that coaching Aaron Rodgers was a challenge. "As far as our relationship, you have to put it through the proper lens like you always have to do with reflection and change. Where there's change, let's be real, especially the way the change happened, there's things that come out after the fact. Things get said. He-said, he-said this and things like that. When I think about my relationship with Aaron, you're talking about 13 years. That's a very long time. It's been a privilege to watch him grow in so many different ways and see him do so many great things on the field and off. To think you can be in a relationship that long and not have any frustrations, that's unrealistic.
"As far as coaching him, I'd use a lot of words. He's challenging"

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