Rex Ryan had high praise for new Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Ryan spent a number of years working with Mike Pettine, and believes Packers fans should be excited about his arrival.
Ryan even said Pettine will be “the best coordinator in the league”. You can find the full story by ESPN’s Rob Demovsky here.
Many were disappointed Vic Fangio wasn’t the chosen one to replace Dom Capers. But it appears that decision was out of Mike McCarthy’s hands. New Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been busy hiring his staff, and he quickly made it clear he wanted Fangio back in Chicago.
But there’s reason to be optimistic about Pettine’s arrival in Green Bay.
The Packers News Report also features a look at how Brian Gutekunst views free agency, and who he should re-sign this spring. Gutekunst has made his first move as GM, signing a new running back. More on that in a moment.
Grab your coffee and sit back. Let’s dive into the Packers News Report for Thursday.
Packers news and notes from around FanSided
Free agency: Who should Green Bay re-sign, let walk? [Lombardi Ave]
An early look at Green Bay’s unrestricted free agents. Who should new general manager Brian Gutekunst re-sign, and who should he let walk?
John Dales wrote a great piece this week about why Mike Pettine is the right choice for defensive coordinator. Well worth a read.
More Packers news and notes from around the internet
"From 2009 to 2012, Ryan and Pettine tag-teamed the Jets’ defense that ranked first, third, fifth and eighth. Pettine then left the Jets in 2012, with Ryan’s blessing, to become the Bills’ defensive coordinator in 2013."
How GM Brian Gutekunst views free agency [The Power Sweep – Gary Zilavy]
Grading and ranking Ted Thompson’s drafts as GM [Cheesehead TV – Elisha Twerski]
Packers sign first-year RB to futures deal [Zach Kruse – Packers Wire]
"Gutekunst and the Packers announced the signing of first-year running back Joel Bouagnon to a futures deal."
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.