Joe Philbin explains decision to fire assistant coach Winston Moss

Joe Philbin explains decision to fire assistant coach Winston Moss

"And hopefully we can finish the season on a strong note". Those dismissals will then lead to speculation about who will take over the new openings.

On Monday in the team's first extended public comments, Packers officials said Rodgers had "nothing to do with" McCarthy being fired.

Moss, a former National Football League linebacker, was hired by coach Mike McCarthy when he took over the Packers in 2006.

Various names have been tossed around in the conversation, with one of those names being Josh McDaniels, the current offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots and the No. 1 sidekick to Bill Belichick.

"I care about winning Sunday". Relative to your question, I think you do have to constantly pay attention to how we are teaching. "I've said that before", he said. "I'm actually flattered that people are after our people". Even though The Visored One left the Indianapolis Colts at the altar in spectacular fashion last offseason, teams are still interesting in bringing McDaniels in to run their franchise.

For his part, the Pats OC has little interest in discussing his future. "I've said that before. But again, I'm not anxious about that right now", he said earlier this week of possibly taking another head coaching gig. I didn't do almost well enough in my role and my job previous year when we went down there to Miami, so there's a lot for us to look at and a great defense for us to go there and face where they play extremely well at home.