Packers announce coaching changes on defense


Packers announce coaching changes on defense

Van Pelt joined the Packers in 2012. But whoever replaces Thompson will have Mike McCarthy under contract through 2019, after Murphy said the coach was given a one-year extension during the season.

While the team has not made a formal announcement about the departure of veteran defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Murphy said McCarthy has the go-ahead to search for a replacement without waiting for a new GM.

Green Bay's former general manager, Ted Thompson, was with the organization for 12 years.

A number of other highly regarded defensive coordinators should also be available, though some of them, such as Fangio, are candidates for head-coaching jobs.

Green Bay was 4-1 when Rodgers was injured in a Week 6 clash with Minnesota and the team never recovered. But faced for the first time with the prospect of working for a boss who didn't hire him and in a situation he may not like, McCarthy acknowledged he might not be Green Bay's coach forever. "I'm more focused on the fit of the GM", McCarthy said. Green Bay also has interest in Colts assistant Joe Philbin. Thompson drafted Rodgers in the first round in 2005, and hired McCarthy as head coach the following year.

Two sources said coach Mike McCarthy had chose to remove longtime assistant coach Edgar Bennett from the offensive coordinator position he had held since 2015.

All told, that's an astonishing amount of change for a franchise that'd made eight straight trips to the postseason, reached four NFC Championship Games and hasn't seen a staff shakeup even close to this since it last missed the playoffs in 2008 - as well as one with a two-time NFL MVP in the prime of his quarterbacking career.

"The part that no one wants to talk about is the personal aspect of it".

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The Green Bay Packers will have two new coordinators next season as a shakeup of the team's coaching staff continued Wednesday. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix spoke about the toll that injuries took on defense, and the need for better accountability, as the Packers cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday. "It's going to be different, we're going to have some different voices, some different faces in here", said kicker Mason Crosby, one of the team's longest tenured players.