The Green Bay Packers have made their coaching changes official.
It’s been difficult to keep up with all of the moves this offseason.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy opted for a major shakeup to his staff, and that’s before we factor in the team’s transition from Ted Thompson to Brian Gutekunst at general manager.
The Packers have finally made their coaching changes official.
The most notable changes come at offensive and defensive coordinator.
Longtime coordinator Dom Capers has been replaced by former Browns head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine put together a strong body of work as defensive coordinator with the Jets and Bills before becoming a HC.
Joe Philbin returns to Green Bay to the role he last held in 2011. McCarthy knows what he’s getting with Philbin.
Joe Whitt, previously the team’s cornerbacks coach, has been promoted to pass game coordinator. Patrick Graham is the run game coordinator and will also coach the inside linebackers.
Here’s a full list of the new-look coaching staff.
Defensively the Packers could look completely different in 2018.
Pettine and his staff will implement a new staff in Green Bay, and it’s important GM Brian Gutekunst finds the right talent. Gutekunst will need to be on the same page as both Pettine and McCarthy.
On offense, McCarthy made offensive line coach James Campen his run game coordinator, and Jim Hostler will be the pass game coordinator. Hostler is one of many new faces in Green Bay. He was brought in from Indianapolis.
While these coaching changes will make an impact on the team, either positive or negative, the biggest priority is to strengthen the roster.
Gutekunst has an important first offseason as GM. He must add more defensive talent to the roster, while making some tough decisions on current contracts.
Finalizing the coaching staff completes part one in what should be an interesting offseason.