By Nick Freimuth
A tweet sent out at 10:59 AM Tuesday morning by associate head coach Winston Maas was apparently enough to get him fired. The tweet read:
“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!
Moss later took to Twitter again hours later saying:
The Packers have informed me that there letting me go. #thankstwitter!
The Packers then issued a statement minutes after the second tweet stating:
The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss, Interim Head Coach Joe Philbin announced Tuesday.
“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin. “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”
Moss then late last night had one more post before he called it a day:
I have served the Packers with all my heart and soul. I’ve given it my all. no regrets!
That was it for tweets and team announcements for Tuesday but it was certainly an unexpected turn of events at 1265 Lombardi Avenue. Moss is the first coach to go but the house cleaning will continue this offseason when a new head coach is named and brings in his own staff.