By ROB REISCHEL
In late January — just days after Joe Philbin was brought back as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator — he offered up the following thought.
“I think — and I told Mike (McCarthy) this — I think I have a better appreciation for Mike’s job now than I did,” Philbin said.
On Sunday night, Philbin was given McCarthy’s job.
The Packers fired McCarthy after 12 years and 12 games and named Philbin their interim coach.
Philbin, who coached the Packers’ offensive line and tight ends from 2003-’06, became Green Bay’s offensive coordinator in 2007. And for the next five years...
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