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THANK YOU, GREEN BAY

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uesday night I walked onto the field at Lambeau for the last time with my friends and
legendary equipment guys Red Batty and T-Bone Bakken. I reminded Red of our conversation
in 2006 when he told me that the pride was in the bricks in Lambeau Field.
More than ever, I now know the pride is in the people.

It’s hard to articulate the impact this job had on me and my family. From the beginning, Green Bay
has welcomed me with open arms. I met my beautiful wife Jessica here and raised our family of
5 children who will always call Green Bay home. Thank you for the immense outpouring of love
our family has received this week and throughout our time here. This speaks to the quality of folks
in the State of Wisconsin. Coach Lombardi said it best, “Green Bay is all about Faith, Family and
Football.”
The Green Bay Packers are a tremendous organization and I will always be proud of my time with
the team. A special thanks to Bob Harlan and Ted Thompson who entrusted me in 2006 with an
incredible opportunity to be the 14th Packers head coach. Titletown is the greatest football town in
America. Representing this team was a privilege that I never once took for granted.
Thanks to all of the players I coached. It was an honor to lead you as you chased your dreams. I
am proud that you always reflected the Packers standard while chasing excellence in the ultracompetitive National Football League. You always understood what an honor and privilege it was
to represent the organization and the community.
To my coaching and support staff: I will be forever indebted to you and your loved ones for what
you did for me and the organization. The amount of dedication, commitment and time we spent
together will always be our bond. Special thanks to my assistants Lisa Waeghe and Matt Klein who
were integral parts of the team and our success.
To the fans, your connection to the team is special and unique. Thank you for your endless
passion, energy and commitment. That enthusiasm is always an important component of the
Packers success.
There is an unmistakable pride that runs through the bloodline of all Green Bay Packers and that is
why it’s not the bricks... but the Packers people and the pride they have for this organization that I
will miss the most.
I wish nothing but the best for the Green Bay Packers moving forward.
Sincerely,

Mik McCarthy
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