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‘Time for a change’: Fans happy that Packers fired Coach Mike McCarthy

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Green Bay Packers fans believe Coach Mike McCarthy’s firing has been a long time coming. As fans were disappointed by a Green Bay Packers loss on Sunday, they were cheered up by the firing of Coach Mike McCarthy.

“They needed to do something drastic to make the fans happy,” Packers Fan Joe Ponto said.

This picture from Joe Ponto shows ‘Bye Mike’ written in the snow at Lambeau Field after Sunday’s game.

Joe Ponto

Many fans at Major Goolsby’s in Milwaukee aren’t shocked by McCarthy’s firing.

“I just don't think he's adapted the offense very well with these new NFL teams,” Packers Fan Cole Sexton said.

But, many are surprised by the timing.

“I think they should have waited until after the season, get things set in place. I think it was a rash decision,” Christian Machi said.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrated his birthday Sunday, fans say McCarthy’s firing is the best gift he could get. But, many are wishing McCarthy well as they say goodbye. 

“I liked him for a long time, I defended him for the last couple years," Sexton said. "But, it's time for a change.”

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