Could the Tragic Death of Philbin’s Son Keep him from a Head Coaching Position
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has had a rough week to say the least. After leading the Packers’ offense to an impressive record-breaking season, the tragic loss of his son surrounded the team and news.
Philbin coached from the box as he usually does this past Sunday against the New York Giants. Many players wanted to win the game for him and his family.
While there are still a number of teams searching for a head coach is it possible the death of his son will keep him from a head coaching position?
Michael Philbin, only 21 years old, was reported missing last Sunday. His body was found in the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Monday.
Meanwhile, a day before his son went missing, Philbin interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their head coaching vacancy.
While many suggested that Jeff Fisher was the number one choice, he eventually chose the St. Louis Rams instead.
Reports are that Mike Zimmer of the Cincinnati Bengals has now become the favorite, but are NFL teams looking into the situation and scared by it?
No one can imagine the pain and anguish that losing a child can bring and no one should, but the strength that Philbin showed to be present for the Packers playoff game shows just how strong of a man he is.
Philbin has been with the Packers organization since 2003 and has been the offensive coordinator since 2007.
Since becoming coordinator in 2007, the Packers offense has ranked in the top 10 for points scored and total yards in every season.
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