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Joe Philbin on return to Green Bay: “Very, very emotional”

The Packers turned back the clock this month by hiring Joe Philbin for a second stint as their offensive coordinator, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s first question to Philbin wasn’t about football. McCarthy said at a Wednesday press conference that his first question was about whether Philbin was comfortable returning to Wisconsin after the death [more]

Packers finalize coaching staff

The Packers have wrapped up the changes on their coaching staff, and announced Mike McCarthy’s full staff this morning. Most of the moves have already been reported, with Joe Philbin taking over as offensive coordinator and Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. Among the moves that haven’t trickled out previously were Jerry Montgomery being promoted to [more]

Packers hire Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach

The Packers are rebuilding their coaching staff, and their latest hire is a guy coach Mike McCarthy knows well. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have hired Frank Cignetti as their next quarterbacks coach. He worked with former Packers assistant Ben McAdoo with the Giants the last two years. He [more]

Packers to hire ex-Browns head coach as DC

Mike McCarthy’s search to fill his vacant defensive coordinator’s job ended suddenly after nine days.        

Packers to name former Browns coach Mike Pettine new defensive coordinator

Mike McCarthy’s search to fill his vacant defensive coordinator’s job ended Tuesday when the Packers coach chose former Cleveland Browns coach Mike.        

Mark Murphy, Mike McCarthy emerge from G.M. search with bigger roles

The G.M. search and significant organizational restructuring that it triggered in Green Bay has created various winners. Unlikely victors as a result of the decision to replace Ted Thompson with Brian Gutekunst are CEO Mark Murphy and head coach Mike McCarthy. Six days ago, Murphy said that the new G.M. would have the power to [more]

Silverstein: GM hire puts Mike McCarthy in must-win situation

It’s still too early to know how aggressive new Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst will be, but if you’re Mike McCarthy you got what you wanted.        

McCarthy, Rodgers get their wish: Russ Ball won’t be G.M. in G.B.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t want Russ Ball to be the team’s next G.M. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers also reportedly wasn’t a fan of the franchise’s V.P. of football administration getting the ultimate in-house promotion. They win. With Brian Gutekunst securing the job, only five days after it officially was open, Ball’s candidacy has collapsed. Many [more]

Report: Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Packers coaching staff

The Packers parted ways with a couple of longtime offensive assistants this week and they are reportedly on the verge of bringing back a former member of Mike McCarthy’s staff. Rob Demovsky of reports that Joe Philbin is expected to take a job in Green Bay. While Philbin’s title is unclear, Demovsky adds that [more]

Mike McCarthy: Damarious Randall needs to “clean his own house”

Packers cornerback Damarious Randall‘s comments questioning whether coaches held players accountable enough for mistakes drew a swift rebuke from head coach Mike McCarthy. “You’re talking about words of frustration,” McCarthy said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’ll tell you what I told Damarious. He needs to focus on himself. He’s got to clean his own [more]

Three Packers assistants to interview for team’s defensive coordinator job

Packers assistant coaches Winston Moss, Darren Perry and Joe Whitt will interview to become the team’s defensive coordinator, coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday. McCarthy added that the Packers also will consider external candidates. “The defense needs to be better than the offense,” McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I mean, that has to happen. [more]

Packers' McCarthy addresses coaching staff changes

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says team is working through some hard times following a disappointing season        

Packers dump a pair of key offensive assistants

The Packers soon will have a new football boss. His primary subordinate apparently is doing what he can to straighten up the workplace before that happens. The Packers, at the behest presumably of coach Mike McCarthy, have fired offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt (pictured with Mason Crosby), according to ESPN. [more]

Murphy says Mike McCarthy “is our coach,” but new G.M. could feel differently

Every coach wants his own quarterback, and every G.M. wants his own coach. The latter part of that reality needs to be remembered as the Packers embark on a search for a new General Manager. Especially with Packers CEO Mark Murphy explaining to reporters on Tuesday that the new G.M. will have the power to [more]

Packers quietly tacked a year onto Mike McCarthy’s deal

Even with kicking General Manager Ted Thompson upstairs after 14 years, the Packers took a step toward creating some organizational stability, and they did it quietly. According to Rob Demovsky of, the Packers extended the contract of coach Mike McCarthy during the season, tacking a year onto his deal and extending him through the [more]

NFL 2017 Week 17 Recap

NFL 2017 Week 17 Recap Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions — Both the 7-8 Packers and 8-7 Lions are out of the playoffs. The Lions have not swept the Packers since 1991. Mike McCarthy started the game with a successful surprise onside kick. However,a  quick throw by Brett Hundley bounced right off the receiver’s […]

NFL Open Thread: Christmas Eve Edition

It’s going to be hard to top the excitement of another grinding Ravens win over an atrocious team and latest demonstration that Mike McCarthy – Aaron Rodgers = Charlie Weis, but we’ll see! To preface any discussion of the catch rule after last Sunday, it might be worth making a few points: The Steelers weren’t […]

Mike McCarthy in rare spot of looking at Packers future

Football coaches are conditioned to consider nothing but what is immediately before them, which is why they talk about one-game-at-a-time, and the-most-important-game-is-the-next-one and such stuff. But for Packers coach Mike McCarthy, the reality that they’re not going to the playoffs has forced him into the unusual position of talking about the future with two games [more]

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