McCarthy directing offseason of change in Green Bay

Tom Oates: GM hire holds key to Mike McCarthy's future in Green Bay

Green Bay Overhauling Coaching Staff

Van Pelt also started as the Packers RB coach, but back in 2012. One league source had said on Tuesday that McCarthy meant to change offensive coordinators.

McCarthy is expected to address the changes at his season wrap-up news conference on Thursday. Philbin was the offense line coach for the Colts last season.

While the Packers plan to interview current defensive assistants Winston Moss, Joe Whitt Jr., and Darren Perry to replace Capers, McCarthy said it's more likely the replacements for both Capers and Bennett will be from outside the organization.

On defense, McCarthy said holdover assistants Winston Moss, Joe Whitt and Darren Perry are candidates for the defensive coordinator position after Dom Capers was sacked this week.

But Green Bay lost its season finale 35-11 on Sunday to the Detroit Lions, slipping below.500 in a season in which Rodgers missed nine games with the collarbone injury. The Packers' offensive coordinator job isn't a coveted role because Mike McCarthy handles all the playcalling, but it wouldn't be a bad spot for McAdoo coming off a disastrous 2017. But head coach Mike McCarthy is safe. That's what keeps me up at night is the personal changes that you make.

"But this is my professional responsibility, it's in my job description and I have to do what I feel gives the Green Bay Packers the best opportunity to win - to win it all in 2018". Wolf's father Ron was the General Manager in Green Bay from 1991-2001 and built a team that won the franchise's first Super Bowl since the Vince Lombardi days. "I've been fortunate to have worked with many dedicated people throughout the organization and I can't thank Mark Murphy, Mike McCarthy, the football-operations staff and our scouts enough for their friendship and support", said Thompson. It needs to be answered throughout football operations.

And, he insisted, numerous changes would have happened even if Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hadn't fractured Rodgers' right collarbone on October 15 in Minneapolis, sending a once-promising 4-1 season into a tailspin.

No matter what you think of McCarthy, the prospect of losing him and creating even more upheaval is something the Packers can't afford.

In this handout image provided by the NFL, Edgar Bennett of the Green Bay Packers poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Needless to say, the Packers are not messing around.

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