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Packers reportedly to consider former Bills GM Doug Whaley for same role

12 January 2018

Van Pelt had been with the Packers since 2012, first as the team's running backs coach before switching to quarterbacks in 2014.

Mike McCarthy was given a one-year contract extension during the season, according to a report by ESPN.

Those were two significant points McCarthy made regarding the coaching staff in his season-ending news conference on Thursday, which covered a wide range of topics and lasted more than half an hour. He was promoted to coaching administrator in January 2007 and to defensive quality control coach on February 3, 2009.

Associate head coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., and safeties coach Darren Perry are three internal candidates to replace Dom Capers as defensive coordinator.

Of course, Rodgers' absence for several weeks due to a broken collarbone played a big role in Green Bay's failure to even make it to the playoffs, but there were also other underlying factors as to why the Packers underperformed on both sides of the ball. Green Bay could also consider Ben McAdoo the former head coach of the Giants, who was part of McCarthy's staff from 2006 to 2013 at Green Bay. "I love it here, I want to be here, but it has to fit for me, too", McCarthy said.

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"When you say you have a standard at the Green Bay Packers, it stops right there", McCarthy said.

Edgar Bennett is no longer offensive coordinator, though he may stay with the team in another capacity.

Thompson was hired as the Packers' general manager in 2005, and the team had a 125-82-1 record and won Super Bowl XLV under his watch.

Despite the clear injury-related reasons for the poorer performance, the Packers are making a bunch of changes to their offense this offseason.

McCarthy lamented the "personal aspect" of the changes, which he said is "what keeps me up at night".

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"We had a hell of a partnership for 12 years", McCarthy said about working with Thompson.

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.

The Green Bay Packers continued their purge of the coaching staff by firing two more assistants on Wednesday. "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.

McCarthy said the Packers "need to have the most competitive roster" in the league.

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Packers reportedly to consider former Bills GM Doug Whaley for same role