The Green Bay Packers have fired associate head coach Winston Moss after he tweeted about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers organization.
The firing came just hours after he tweeted about finding a head coach who will hold quarterback Aaron Rodgers and others to a high standard:
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!
— Winston Moss (@Insanecane99) December 4, 2018
Just ten hours later, and two days after the firing of head coach Mike McCarthy, Moss tweeted that he’d been fired, writing “The Packers have informed me that there letting me go. #thankstwitter!” Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin released the following statement:
“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years. We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”
Winston Moss spent his tenure in Green Bay. He was hired by McCarthy shortly after McCarthy assumed the team’s head coaching vacancy in 2006 and was considered to be the head coach’s right-hand man.