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FAN Take – Delivering Bad News

Posted on April 3, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

In December, we shared that the Green Bay Packers and Mike McCarthy had parted ways after he failed to bring the team to the playoffs for the second year in a row. Now, a few months later, McCarthy has come out saying that he wasn’t happy with how the Packers handled his firing.

In his first interview since being fired, he told ESPN’s Rob Demovsky that, “Frankly, no [he] did not” see it coming. He was called in to speak with team president Mark Murphy following a loss to the Arizona Cardinals at home. The mid-season firing was the first time the Packers had made a coaching change like that in over 60 years, so it is understandable why he didn’t see it coming at that exact moment.

He went on to say, “Every time I released an individual, you get your words right. There’s a personal component to it. You know he has a family. He’s family. There wasn’t any of that.” That has us wondering fans, when you’re the ones calling the shots, how do you want to deliver the bad news? If your Offensive Coordinator just isn’t cutting it anymore, do you want them to watch as you and your fellow fans decide his fate? Do you want someone at the league level to sit them down to break the news? Do you think your Team Owner | Fan Captain should pull them aside after a particularly terrible loss to give them a warning? You’re in the driver’s seat now fans, and you need to be prepared for how to handle making tough decisions!

Power To The Fans!

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