The Green Bay Packers have successfully overhauled their defensive coaching staff, promising change in 2024.
Head coach Matt LaFleur and new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley have made significant changes on the defensive side of the ball.
Along with former defensive coordinator Joe Barry, several assistant coaches have departed this offseason, including defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, and pass game coordinator Greg Williams.
But the Packers have made some impressive additions.
Packers have built an impressive staff around Jeff Hafley
Arguably the biggest move was to hire Anthony Campanile as the new linebackers coach. Campanile had reportedly received interest from several teams and was a defensive coordinator candidate.
Green Bay is also bringing in Derrick Ansley as the new pass game coordinator. Ansley was the Chargers' defensive coordinator last season, and his numbers were impressive when he took over play-calling from Brandon Staley.
LaFleur and Hafley have built a staff with a mixture of youth and experience. There will be a lot of leadership on this side of the ball.
Time will tell how the Packers' new-look defense performs under Hafley, but it's hard not to be impressed with their offseason hirings.
The additions didn't stop on defense, either.
John Brice of Football Scoops reports that the Packers are hiring Myles White as an assistant wide receivers coach. Brice notes that "White has carved a reputation as one of the top up-and-coming wide receivers coach in the collegiate landscape."
The name may be familiar. White is a former NFL wide receiver who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2013. White spent two months with the Packers' coaching staff last summer as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. It's great to see White get an opportunity in Green Bay.