Since Matt LaFleur was hired there was going to be some changes on the Packers staff. Lets go through and take a look at who is out, and who is in because this staff is getting a major overhaul.
2018: Joe Philbin
- It was reported originally that Philbin might stay on staff but that doesn’t look to be the case anymore.
Report: Bills, Browns interview former Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin https://t.co/c64IHUL2sK
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 15, 2019
2019: Nathaniel Hackett (featured image)
- Hackett has been a offensive coordinator seven total season in college, and the NFL from Syracuse (2011-2012), Buffalo Bills (2013-2014), and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016-2018). In 2015 he was the Quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars, and from 2006 to 2009 he was an Offensive Quality Control guy for the Buccaneers and Bills.
- Hackett through the main portion of his career was coached under Doug Marrone. This will be his first stint where he isn’t coaching under a Marrone offensive philosophy.
- Fans will look at at Hackett and be dismayed because he coached the Jaguars on offensive. Yes, those Jaguars who have Blake Bortles at QB, a poor offensive line, no WRs or TEs to throw the ball too, and a good RB who was always injured. Hackett has way more weapons to work with in Green Bay, don’t let his record at Jacksonville and Buffalo sway yo to believe this guy is no good.
- Matt LaFleur will still be calling plays.
- Check the bottom tweet. I love that Hackett is this type of guy, I can’t tell you how many time the past couple years the Packers came out on offense and just didn’t look like they wanted to be there, no energy, no passion, no nothing until were down by 20 going into the 3rd quarter. Love that Hackett has a fire lit under his ass.
- I also added in two videos below that show more of his personality, and him breaking down RPO’s with the Jags.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2019
I covered Nathaniel Hackett in college when he was OC at Syracuse under Doug Marrone. In addition to strong football acumen, Hackett brings tons of energy. He was so emotional during post-game interviews — both happy and sad — that the SIDs asked him to cut back on profanity.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) January 14, 2019
Associate Head Coach
2018: Winston Moss
2018: Frank Cignetti, Jr.
- Rodgers didn’t like it last year when McCarthy got rid of Alex Van Pelt without consulting him. We’ll see what LaFleur does here with Cignetti Jr. If he’s gone, you gotta believe Rodgers was okay with the decision.
2018: Ben Sirmans
Wide Receivers Coach
2018: David Raih
- Raih has left to become the WRs coach for the Arizona Cardinals
Tight Ends Coach
2018: Brian Angelicho
2019: Brian Angelicho
Offensive Line Coach
2018: James Campen
- Campen is leaving for the Cleveland Browns to become the offensive line/assistant head coach there. This is a big loss for the Packers, Campen was a great coach and turned a lot of mid to late round picks into very solid offensive linemen for the Packers. Just take a look at this track record with Green Bay.
- David Bakhtiari (4th round), Lane Taylor (Rookie FA), Corey Linsley (5th Round), Josh Sitton (4th Round), TJ Lang (4th Round), and JC Tretter (4th Round).
- Packers have had 6 linemen since 2010 to make it to the Pro Bowl, only team during that span to do it.
2018: Mike Pettine
2019: Mike Pettine
- Packers defense was vastly improved last year, this was an easy choice.
- I said in my original story on the hiring of Matt LaFleur that I believe the Packers organization loved Mike Pettine and were leaning towards a coach that would keep him.
2018: Patrick Graham:
Defensive Line Coach
2018: Jerry Montgomery
2019: Jerry Montgomery
- Big for out D-Line that Montgomery is back. Much like Campen on the offensive line, Montgomery has turned Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark into absolute studs. He also did great work the undrafted Tyler Lancaster and Montravious Adams at the end of this year. Our D-Line is in good hands.
2018: Jason Simmons
Defensive Passing Coordinator
2018: Joe Whitt, Jr.
Special Teams Coordinator
2018: Ron Zook
- THANK THE LORD WE DODGED A BULLET
- He should have been gone two years ago.
2019: Darren Rizzi?
- As of today (1/15/19) the Packers are interviewing former ST Coordinator for the Dolphins Darren Rizzi.
- He is one of the best ST Coordinators in the game and also had an associate head coach title with the Dolphins under Adam Gase.
- Rizzi also got to interview for the head coaching gig for the Dolphins this off-season.
- If LaFleur and the Packers can get Rizzi to come up to Green Bay, that would be a HUGE upgrade from Ron Zook who couldn’t tell his ass from his hand.
- Dolphins finished 21st in ST this year but were 12th in 2017 and 2016.
- Also you can read this article that gives Rizzi a lot of credit for keeping the Dolphins this past year.
Darren Rizzi is headed to Green Bay to meet with Matt LaFleur about the #Packers’ special teams coordinator job, source said. The #Dolphins still want to retain Rizzi, one of the respected coaches in the field, but they’ve given him permission to explore options.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 14, 2019
Strength and Conditioning Coach
2018: Mark Lovat
- I would think a lot of this would fall on his shoulder, but it seems like the Packers are always in the top half of the league of injured players and guys most guys on IR. I wouldn’t expect him to be back.