It’s an interesting look at some inside politics that led to a coaching change by the Green Bay Packers. This piece, courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame focuses in on Phil Bengston and Herb Adderley.
I think you’ll find it as interesting as I did.
As a bonus, I’ve included a picture provided by the Hall …
Dick Evans Replaces Wayne Robinso
After Herb Adderley Complaints
April 14, 1970 – Packers coach Phil Bengtson announces that Dick Evans has joined the team as defensive secondary coach replacing Wayne Robinson, who had held that position for the previous two years. Robinson had come under scrutiny after cornerback Herb Adderley said he didn’t enjoy playing for him because of excessive criticism and lack of praise. “It (that situation) really had nothing to do with my thinking,” Bengtson says. “Wayne and his family wanted to go back to Houston, that’s all.” Evans had been a player (1940 and 1943) and scout (1969) for Green Bay and was a long-time assistant coach in both the college and NFL ranks prior to that.
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