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, Wis. — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.”More Packers coveragePhotos of the Week: 7/21/19 – 7/27/19Packers rookie Gary’s biggest critic is himselfTop Tweets: Former Badger TJ Watt has impressive four-year transformationPHOTOS: 2019 Green Bay Packers training campPackers’ Rodgers, LaFleur ironing out offense, building chemistryPhilbin spoke on Wednesday before his first practice as the interim coach to replace the fired Mike McCarthy . Moss posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday that appeared to question that Packers leadership and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.“Find somebody that is going to hold #12 (Rodgers’ jersey number) and everybody in this building to a #LombardiStandard,” read part of Moss’ tweet Lance Kendricks Jersey
, citing former Packers coach and Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi.When asked about the tweet, Philbin said the decision didn’t have to do with just one factor. He then recounted what he told the team earlier this week.“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,” he said. “And if we do all those things we’ll be in good shape.”Moss joined the Packers’ staff in January 2006 Jake Ryan Jersey White
, a week after McCarthy was hired as head coach. An NFL linebacker for 11 seasons, Moss primarily oversaw the outside linebackers.When longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers was fired after last season, Mike Pettine was hired as his replacement. The Packers turned to Philbin, the offensive coordinator and former Dolphins head coach, to take over for McCarthy for the last four games of the season.Moss’ limited interactions in recent years with the media were also often either brief or contentious.“Yeah I
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, that we’re all moving forward in the same direction. As you know, Winston’s an excellent football coach, I’ve known him a long time,” Philbin said. “Respect him, outstanding family man. So it wasn’t an easy decision Justin Vogel Jersey White
, but I just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.”Defensive assistant Scott McCurley, a former assistant linebackers coach, will take over Moss’ duties, with Patrick Graham already coaching inside linebackers.Packers DL Muhammad Wilkerson carted off with ankle injury Packers defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson left Sunday’s game on a cart with an ankle injury after he was caught up in a pile attempting to make a tackle.Wilkerson’s injury came on a second quarter run and appeared to have been caused at least in part by teammate Kentrell Brice. With Wilkerson trailing on the play, Brice came in hard for a tackle and in the course of attempting to make the play hit Wilkerson’s leg.Wilkerson appeared to be in considerable pain on the field Womens Muhammad Wilkerson Jersey
, slamming his fists onto the cart in frustration before covering his face with his hands as the cart left the field.The Packers confirmed Wilkerson would miss the rest of the game shortly before play resumed for the second half.Fox’s Pam Oliver reported at the start of the second half that Wilkerson was being taken to the hospital by ambulance for further examination.An eight-year veteran, Wilkerson signed with the Packers this spring on a one-year deal. He had two tackles through the Packers’ first two games.Rotational snaps will fall to Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams in Wilkerson’s absence. Lowry has played 33 snaps through the first two games of the season, producing three tackles. Adams has played just eight snaps and managed one tackle.