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Murphy says it's too early to make changes
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Green Bay Packers' president Mark Murphy says he's disappointed in the way the season's going but it's too early to make changes.

He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that everyone in the organization felt the Packers' emotional loss to the Minnesota Vikings which preceded Sunday's loss at 0-7 Tampa Bay.


But Murphy said he's seen NFL teams turn around in the second half of a season, in his experience as a former player and union leader.

And he believes the Packers have the structure to bounce back.

Murphy says he'll wait until the season plays out to consider any leadership changes and he'll take the next two months into account.

The second-year president also said he has the tools to make a proper transition if need be, and the Packers will not need to bring in a consultant to seek advice. Murphy said he gets input from the Packers' executive committee and board of directors but any decisions he make will be his.

There were rumors the executive committee was calling the shots during Green Bay's last losing spell in the 1980s.

At 4-4, the Packers are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years under general manager Ted Thompson.

Murphy said Thompson would continue to make player decisions.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday the Packers don't plan any moves within the coaching staff.

He said teaching and schemes are not the Packers' problems, and the Packers don't need any wholesale changes.