Donatell dismissed after fourth-and-26 play

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Green Bay Packers have fired defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and tight ends coach Jeff Jagodzinski.

Updated: January 16, 2004, 3:55 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Burned on a fourth-and-26 play late in their divisional-round loss at Philadelphia Sunday, the Packers defense has been under heat from Green Bay fans all week, and now the fire has led to a firing.

Packers head coach Mike Sherman announced in a Friday new conference that defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has been dismissed. Tight ends coach Jeff Jagodzinski has also been dismissed.

"It's a very difficult decision, but it's one that I felt I had to make at this time," coach and general ...

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