Vic Fangio is the Green Bay Packers’ “top choice” to become defensive coordinator, while it’s expected Brian Gutekunst will be more aggressive as general manager.
There’s been significant change in Green Bay since the season finale in Detroit.
Mike McCarthy has made various changes to his staff, and the team has a new general manager in Brian Gutekunst. Gutekunst spoke to the media on Monday, and gave the impression he intends to be more aggressive in free agency than Ted Thompson was. He said he will use “every avenue available” to build the roster.
The GM is in place, but McCarthy is still searching for his next defensive coordinator.
It could be Chicago’s Vic Fangio, who became free agent at 12:01 a.m. today. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he is the team’s top choice.
Let’s dive into the Packers News Report.
Packers news and notes from around FanSided
Who will be the next defensive coordinator? [Lombardi Ave]
Ralph Mancini looked at a number of outside candidates for the defensive coordinator job. Fangio was one of them. If not the Bears’ DC, who could take the job in Green Bay?
Joe D’Aloisio spoke to draft analyst Tony Pauline about potential Packers target Arden Key. Pauline discusses Key’s strengths, weaknesses and red flags.
Brian Gutekunst is the right choice for GM [Lombardi Ave]
Gutekunst has received a lot of praise since being announced as the new GM, and he spoke well in his first press conference. Time will tell if this was a good hire. On paper, it looks to be the right call.
More Packers news and notes from around the internet
Mark Murphy takes ownership of Packers’ issues, wants to ‘knock down those silos’ [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]
Report: Browns to interview Packers exec Eliot Wolf Tuesday [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]
Mark Murphy’s move comes with big risks for Packers [PackersNews.com – Pete Dougherty]
"Mark Murphy has restructured the Green Bay Packers’ front office. The last quarter century says that’s a mistake."
Cory’s Corner: Packers need energy at defensive coordinator [Cheesehead TV – Cory Jennerjohn]
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