Packers interim coach Joe Philbin says Winston Moss firing more about ‘fit’ than tweet

GREEN BAY – Joe Philbin said Wednesday his decision to fire associate head coach Winston Moss was not about one tweet, but rather how Moss fit on his coaching staff.

Philbin, the Green Bay Packers' interim head coach, called Moss an “excellent football coach” and “outstanding family man” and said “it wasn’t an easy decision” to dismiss him from the assistant coach job he has held the past 13 seasons.

“I think it’s important, obviously, that everybody’s on the same page, that we’re all moving forward in the same direction,” Philbin said Wednesday morning. “… I just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be. So came to that decision.”

That decision came hours after Moss fired off a tweet that not only could be interpreted as questioning Philbin’s leadership skills, but also directly referenced quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Moss suggested that instead of hiring an “offensive guru” as coach, it was important to find someone who could hold Rodgers and everyone else in the organization accountable.

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