Packers’ Philbin: Moss firing because of ‘fit,’ not tweet

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At about 8:30 Tuesday night, Moss tweeted, "The Packers have informed me that there (sic) letting me go".

When asked about the tweet, Philbin said the decision didn't have to do with just one factor.

"I think it's important obviously that everybody's on the same page, that we're all moving forward in the same direction", Philbin said. "I just think the fit right now isn't where it needs to be".

Earlier Tuesday, a Twitter account associated with Moss expressed criticism of McCarthy's firing and suggested that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' play must be held accountable.

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McDaniels is certainly worthy of consideration for the head coaching vacancy; he's an offensive football wizard, and his resume in New England working under Belichick speaks wonders. Period! It's not the offensive guru trend, it's not the safe trend. I've known him a long time.

Moss asserted the organization needed to "find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building" accountable after McCarthy was sacked on Sunday following a disappointing home loss to the Cardinals. Respect him; outstanding family man. Relative to your question, I think you do have to constantly pay attention to how we are teaching. Philbin, a veteran assistant and former Dolphins head coach, is considered a potential candidate for the permanent job. But media scrutiny became more intense in recent weeks of the relationship behind the scenes, and Moss, of course, had a front-row seat to the player-coach interaction for the duration of McCarthy's tenure.

Philbin wouldn't theorize on what point Moss was trying to make with the tweet.

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