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GREEN BAY Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey , Wis. (AP) — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.”Philbin spoke on Wednesday before his first practice as the interim coach to replace the fired Mike McCarthy . Moss posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday that appeared to question that Packers leadership and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.“Find somebody that is going to hold #12 (Rodgers’ jersey number) and everybody in this building to a #LombardiStandard,” read part of Moss’ tweet , citing former Packers coach and Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi.When asked about the tweet, Philbin said the decision didn’t have to do with just one factor. He then recounted what he told the team earlier this week.“We’ve got to be professional, accountable, respectful and punctual — those are the four things that we’ve got to do the next four weeks,” he said. “And if we do all those things we’ll be in good shape.”Moss joined the Packers’ staff in January 2006, a week after McCarthy was hired as head coach. An NFL linebacker for 11 seasons, Moss primarily oversaw the outside linebackers.When longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers was fired after last season, Mike Pettine was hired as his replacement. The Packers turned to Philbin, the offensive coordinator and former Dolphins head coach, to take over for McCarthy for the last four games of the season.Moss’ limited interactions in recent years with the media were also often either brief or contentious.“Yeah I think it’s important obviously that everybody’s on the same page, that we’re all moving forward in the same direction. As you know https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Kyle-Murphy-Jersey , Winston’s an excellent football coach, I’ve known him a long time,” Philbin said. “Respect him, outstanding family man. So it wasn’t an easy decision, but I just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.”Defensive assistant Scott McCurley, a former assistant linebackers coach, will take over Moss’ duties, with Patrick Graham already coaching inside linebackers. While Matt LaFleur has a whole team of Packers to coach now, his relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers is obviously a priority.And one of LaFleur’s former quarterbacks thinks his old boss is perfect for that part of the job.Baltimore’s Robert Griffin III played under LaFleur in Washington, and he thinks LaFleur’s interpersonal skills represent one of his biggest positives.“Matt knows how to navigate those waters,” Griffin said, via Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin. “He knows how to pull out the best in people. He knows how identify and pull on what motivates you, which may be different from guy to guy.“Most importantly, he knows how to win — and ultimately Justin Vogel Jersey , that’s something Aaron and everybody in between can jump on board with.”The Rodgers-Mike McCarthy dynamic was obviously strained, and having the new coach on the same page as their best player was clearly one of the Packers’ priorities in finding a new coach. And Lord knows there was some office drama to navigate in Washington when Griffin was there, but the years with LaFleur as his position coach were good ones.“Matt’s a great coach, and a better guy,” Griffin said. “And he never abandoned me while he was in Washington or after he left. . . .“I loved playing for Matt. He is all the things that NFL owners and executives are looking for right now — young, innovative, ambitious. When he was my QB coach in Washington in 2012 and 2013, he really helped me make the initial transition from college football to NFL football — fundamentals, footwork and just how the game is played on the pro level.”LaFleur has also earned high marks for his work with other quarterbacks, and if he can replicate that with a guy who may be the most gifted passer in the league, the Packers will have made the right choice.