The standards are high in a place nicknamed "Titletown".
Striking the right balance will be up to the new GM and McCarthy together to get the Packers back into championship contention after the most disappointing season in Green Bay in almost a decade. One league source had said on Tuesday that McCarthy meant to change offensive coordinators. Second, offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett is transitioning into a new role. The offensive-minded McCarthy will still call plays.
Mike McCarthy is scheduled to hold his season ending Press Conference Thursday at 11:00am.
Then the McCarthy era in Green Bay would seem to be nearing an end. "Fortunately, Ted will remain involved in our personnel department as we work to win another championship". That question needs to be answered. Philbin was the offense line coach for the Colts last season.
Mike McCarthy's pursuit of a new defensive coordinator for the Packers will include internal and external candidates, and his offensive coordinator will have a different job description.
Green Bay also announced that it has let go of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley, and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.
McCarthy lamented the "personal aspect" of the changes, which he said is "what keeps me up at night".
Ted Thompson was named senior advisor for the Green Bay Packers after 13 seasons as general manager and the team will use a search firm to find his replacement, president and CEO Mark Murphy said Tuesday. The just-concluded streak of eight straight postseason appearances included five NFC North titles and three trips to the NFC title game.
Who do you think should take over as the new offensive coordinator?
Roster turnover can lead to changes in locker room dynamics when older players leave.
A defense plagued by injuries at cornerback had some moments trying to adjust to the loss of Rodgers on the other side of the ball.
Needless to say, the Packers are not messing around.
McCarthy said better leadership was a "pretty common theme" during exit interviews to cap a frustrating season. "It's going to be different, we're going to have some different voices, some different faces in here", said kicker Mason Crosby, one of the team's longest tenured players.
"This is a special place and we've had some success along the way, but it's the relationships that I value most", he said in a statement.
Although the winds of change are blowing through all levels of the Green Bay Packers football operation, it's possible we haven't seen anything yet.
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