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Author: Jim Weidner

Mike McCarthy is Adding New Faces to the Green Bay Packers Coaching Staff

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers watches his team against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Little Caesars Arena on December 29, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) This off-season has been a busy one for Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy made big news by firing longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers and replacing him with former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine. He also jettisoned former Packers running back and longtime assistant Edgar Bennett, who served as the offensive coordinator, and presumably will...

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A Coach’s Look at New Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine

The Green Bay Packers have turned the page on the Dom Capers era. The longtime defensive coordinator was shown the door after another poor showing by the Packers defense this season. Now, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will turn to Mike Pettine, a disciple of former NFL head coach Rex Ryan, to lead his defense. Pettine has spent time as the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He was also the head coach for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons. In this article, we ask high school football coach and contributor for Ben Clubb...

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The Hiring of a New General Manager Also Brings Change to the Green Bay Packers Front Office

Those Green Bay Packers fans hoping that president Mark Murphy would choose a player evaluator and not an executive without player evaluating experience had their wishes granted. This past week, Murphy promoted director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to the general manager position. Gutekunst beat out fellow internal candidates Russ Ball and Eliot Wolf as well as former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley. If the reports are correct that Whaley truly interviewed, the Packers are very private about how they do business. He would be the only external candidate to interview for the position. The Gutekunst hire didn’t...

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The Hiring of Russ Ball as Green Bay Packers General Manager Is Too Risky

Two years ago, the Cleveland Browns decided to change things up when it came to how they would structure their front office. Instead of hiring a “football” person to run their franchise, they shocked the NFL by naming their vice president/general counsel Sashi Brown as new executive vice president of football operations, another title for general manager. Fast forward to December of this year and Brown was relieved of his duties and replaced by former Kansas City Chiefs general manager and former Green Bay Packers player, scout, and personnel executive John Dorsey. The reason that Brown, a person that didn’t...

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The Green Bay Packers Disappointing 7-9 Season Forced Changes

As the lyrics go in Bob Dylan’s 1964 hit “The Times They Are A Changin,” the same can be said for what the Green Bay Packers did on “NFL Black Monday.” First came the official news that the Packers had parted ways with longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Then, not too long after the Capers news broke, it was announced they had also parted ways with defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley. But what could have been the biggest and possibly the most surprising news of the day, sources reported that long time general manager Ted...

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Possible Candidates to be the Next Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator

There is a lot of blame to go around for the Green Bay Packers disappointing 2017-2018 season. General manager Ted Thompson should shoulder some of the blame for not providing the Packers enough quality depth behind their starters. Head coach Mike McCarthy should take some blame for failing to have third year quarterback Brett Hundley ready to hold down the fort while starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers recuperated from a broken collarbone. Unfortunately, for Packers fans that are calling for both Thompson and McCarthy to lose their jobs, it appears neither of them are going anywhere and both returning next...

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