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Mike McCarthy 'stunned' by midseason firing, 'couldn't have been handled any worse'

Mike McCarthy 'stunned' by mid-season firing.
Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 12:15:16-04

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers missed the playoffs the last two seasons under former head coach Mike McCarthy, causing the organization to move on from the longtime head coach. However, it appears McCarthy was not happy with how that process went down.

In an interview with ESPN's Rob Demovsky, McCarthy spoke out for the first time after his firing in early December.

"If we missed the playoffs, I expected change might happen," the former coach said.

At that point, the team had lost five of its last six games, and the rival Chicago Bears were running away with the NFC North.

"The timing surprised me. Actually it stunned me. It couldn't have been handled any worse," McCarthy added.

McCarthy brought the Packers a lot of success throughout his time on the sidelines, including four conference championship games and a Super Bowl title.

"The timing surprised me. Actually it stunned me. It couldn't have been handled any worse." — former Packers coach Mike McCarthy

According to the Packers writer, McCarthy plans to coach in the NFL again.

For the full interview, click here.