Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy plans to rebuild his offense along with offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.
McCarthy is excited to get Philbin back. His last season in Green Bay was 2011, the same year the Packers went 15-1 and dominated on offense.
That season Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns, both career-bests. He also threw just six interceptions, which is tied for his second best total.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, McCarthy said he plans to start over and rebuild the playbook with Philbin. It could give the entire offense a much-needed reboot.
Thursday’s Packers News Report features the latest FanSided mock draft, which sees cornerback Josh Jackson land in Green Bay. There’s also a full list of the coaching changes, which were made official on Wednesday.
The report also features Zach Kruse’s article on Mike Pettine’s plans on defense, as well as a piece by Jon Meerdink of The Power Sweep on how Brett Hundley hurt Green Bay’s defense this year.
Let’s get started.
Packers news and notes from around FanSided
Green Bay lands top cornerback in FanSided mock draft [Lombardi Ave]
Josh Jackson has been the cornerback of choice at No. 14 in a number of mock drafts, and this was true again in the latest FanSided mock. Jackson could be just the kind of corner Mike Pettine needs.
Packers make coaching changes official [Lombardi Ave]
Lost track of all of the coaching changes that have been taking place in Green Bay over the past few weeks? The team has now made the moves official. Here’s a roundup of the changes.
Offseason review: Cornerbacks [Lombardi Ave]
Despite Kevin King looking good in his rookie season and Damarious Randall’s improvements in the second half of 2017, cornerback remains one of the team’s biggest needs this offseason.
More Packers news and notes from around the internet
Joe Philbin makes ’emotional’ return to Packers as offensive coordinator [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]
Mike Pettine: Defense will be prepared, multiple and aggressive [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]
"Pettine said his scheme is flexible, both in terms of base looks and adjusting to personnel. His primary goal? Getting his 11 players to win in the pre-snap phase and then attack the quarterback after the snap."
Jerry Montgomery passes on Texas A&M offer to stay with Packers [PackersNews.com – Ryan Wood]
How Brett Hundley hurt the defense [The Power Sweep – Jon Meerdink]
Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate importance of smart free agency usage [Cheesehead TV – Tim Backes]
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