The news came after Moss took to Twitter to voice his frustration with losing, while also taking a shot at quarterback Aaron Rodgers. You can view the tweet below.
Ponder this... what Championship teams have are great leadership! Period! It’s not the offensive guru trend, it’s not the safe trend. Find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building to a #LombardiStandard! Period! #losingsucks!— Winston Moss (@Insanecane99) December 4, 2018
The Packers continue their housecleaning on the coaching staff, and one has to wonder if more changes are on the way before the season ends. Interim head coach Joe Philbin simply isn't messing around now.
Moss was an NFL linebacker from 1987 to '97. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. After his career ended, Moss joined Seattle's coaching staff as a quality controls coach in 1998.
Moss later joined the New Orleans Saints in 2000 and stayed there until the '05 season. He joined the Packers organization to become their new linebackers coach. After just one year, McCarthy moved Moss up to the associate head coach rule, and Winston stayed there until his firing.
The 52-year-old Moss was part of a Packers team that reached four NFC Championship games (2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016), and won Super Bowl 46. Given his long-term success in Green Bay, Moss shouldn't have many troubles finding another coaching gig for 2019.
What This Means
The Packers are set to miss the playoffs for just the second time in which Rodgers played an entire season. They went 7-9 last year when a fractured collarbone forced him to miss more than half the season.
But the Packers sit at a putrid 4-7-1 this year and are bound to make major changes all around this offseason. The goal will be to find a head coach that can come up with the right play calls for their star quarterback.
In firing Moss, Philbin is sending a clear message to the rest of the organization.