On Tuesday night, the Green Bay Packers announced the team parted ways with associate head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss. The move comes just two days after the team announced the firing of head coach Mike McCarthy following the team’s loss to Arizona.
NFL Network report Ian Rapoport suggested the move was made by interim head coach Joe Philbin in an attempt to get everyone on the Packers’ staff on the same page. However, Moss had a different idea in mind.
The former Packers assistant took the Twitter announcing the Packers fired him. In his statement he used the hashtag “ThanksTwitter.”
The Packers have informed me that there letting me go. #thankstwitter!
— Winston Moss (@Insanecane99) December 5, 2018
Just hours earlier, Moss tweeted out his opinion on the team’s coaching search. He suggests this tweet is what got him fired:
Ponder this… what Championship teams have are great leadership! Period! It’s not the offensive guru trend, it’s not the safe trend. Find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building to a
#LombardiStandard! Period! #losingsucks!
There were likely several factors used in the coaching move by the Packers, though the tweet probably didn’t help Moss’ case in the end.