By ROB REISCHEL
Aaron Rodgers got the birthday present he’s wanted for a long time.
The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy Sunday night, just hours after the Packers suffered a humiliating 20-17 home loss to Arizona.
The Packers fell to 4-7-1 on the season, their worst mark after 12 games since the 2005 campaign. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named interim head coach.
McCarthy became just the second coach in team history to be fired during the season. In 1953, Gene Ronzani was fired after 10 games, then Ray “Scooter” McLean and Hugh Devore served as co-head ...
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