Talk about making a statement.
Joe Philbin was named the Packers interim head coach on Sunday after the team decided to fire Mike McCarthy and he's not wasting any time getting things done.
On Tuesday night, Philbin decided to make his first big move, firing associate head coach/ outside linebackers coach Winston Moss.
Who saw this coming?
The Packers have also parted ways with associate head coach/outside linebackers coach Winston Moss. Decision was interim coach Joe Philbin's and not uncommon when a head coaching change is made. https://t.co/4H7QWk6kG3— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 5, 2018
A close friend on McCarthy's staff, Moss has been with the Packers since 2006. That's right, double-digit years of service with Green Bay and now he's on his way out.
“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” Philbin said in a press release. “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”
A former linebacker for the Bucs, Raiders and Seahawks, Winston began his coaching career with Seattle in 1998. He was also on staff for New Orleans before arriving to Green Bay in 2006.
With the Packers at 4-7-1, no one's job was safe after the loss to the Cardinals. Right now, no one knows this more than McCarthy and Moss.