3. Find a galvanizer
Aaron Rodgers suggested the Packers needed a “galvanizing moment” to get the team going in 2018. That task can’t always fall on one person’s shoulders, but a creative head coach that is an expert in turning a collection of players into an efficient team will get the Packers halfway there in 2019.
It’s clear that over the course of 2018, the Packers roster was more or less lulled into mediocrity as the NFL has evolved past what they could keep up with under former head coach and playcaller Mike McCarthy. It would be ideal to find a coach that the players will respect, be excited about, and draw inspiration from.
Consistency has been the name of the game for Green Bay the past two decades. In the past 25 years, there have only been six different names penciled in at the starting quarterback spot, with four of those names being necessary due to injury.
It only makes sense that the head coaching job was the same way. In that same stretch of time, the Packers featured five different head coaches, current interim head coach Joe Philbin included. A shakeup was due to happen.
The Packers know what kind of coach they want. The only question that remains is whether the Packers will hire from the embedded ranks of NFL coaching staffs, or to try to find the energy they desire from the NCAA.
Speculation has swirled for months regarding a variety of different head coaching candidates, including the Patriots’ offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban, and former 49ers and current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Each candidate seems both possible and a stretch in their own right.