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Packers Would Like to Bring Back Former WR Coach Luke Getsy

The Packers want to bring back former wide receivers coach Luke Getsy, whose outstanding work with the receivers during his time here and familiarity with quarterback Aaron Rodgers would make him a good fit, Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report.

Getsy left the Packers after the 2017 season to accept the offensive coordinator’s job with his mentor, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead.

The Packers are hoping there’s enough mutual interest to lure Getsy back into the pro game and are expected to talk to him soon. More than likely, the Packers had to get permission from Moorhead to interview the 33-year-old Getsy.

Getsy spent four years with the Packers (2014-17), starting as an offensive assistant and working his way up to receivers coach in 2016. He immediately introduced some unusual training drills, including juggling tennis balls and footballs and catching falling bricks before they hit the ground, in an attempt to improve head-eye coordination.

If Getsy takes the job, he would oversee developing the Packers’ three young wide receivers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown and J’Mon Moore. Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown both flashed some ability last year and the Packers are counting on all three of the rookies to contribute more.

Packers Ready to Hire Titans Coordinator Matt LaFleur as Head Coach

The Packers have their sights set on a new head coach, as reports say it looks like they are ready to hire Tennessee Titans coordinator Matt LaFleur for the position.

The 39-year-old will become the 15th full-time coach the franchise, as he takes over for Mike McCarthy, who was fired late in the season after the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

LaFleur, the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator, chatted with the Packers Sunday.

LaFleur just concluded his first year as the Titans’ offensive coordinator after hold the same title in 2017 under Sean McVay for the Los Angeles Rams.

Tennessee finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs, ending the year No. 25 in total offense and No. 27 in scoring. The Titans were 29th in passing with quarterback Marcus Mariota but seventh in the league in rushing.

Packers Interview Jim Caldwell and Chuck Pagano as Possible Next Head Coaches

The painful Packers 2018 season will end on Sunday, and all eyes will turn on who is going to be the next head coach of the team.

Michael Lombardi of The Athletic reports that one name that seems to be gaining steam is that of former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, as he’s already talked to the team.

Caldwell spent three years (2009-2011) with the Indianpolis Colts (26-22 record) and then four years (2014-2017) with Detroit (36-28 record).

Ian Rapoport adds the Packers have already spoken as well as former Colts coach Chuck Pagano.

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Packers Fire McCarthy Longtime Assistant Coach Winston Moss

The changes to the Packers coaching staff continued on Tuesday, as reports say the team has parted ways with longtime Mike McCarthy assistant coach Winston Moss.

Moss himself took to twitter with the news

Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin confirmed minutes after Moss tweeted, both on social media and in a press release.

“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin. “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”

Josh McDaniels the Odds on Front Runner to Be the Next Packers Head Coach

Just hours after the Packers announced they are done with head coach Mike McCarthy, today there are odds out as to who the next coach of the team will be, courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaOfficial).

Josh McDaniels 7/4

John DeFilippo 11/4

Lincoln Riley 11/4

Eric Bieniemy 10/1

Pete Carmichael 15/1

Matt LeFleur 15/1

Zac Taylor 15/1

John Harbaugh 20/1

Freddie Kitchens 25/1

Kris Richard 25/1

Ron Rivera 25/1

Jeff Tedford 25/1

Gary Kubiak 50/1

Following Loss to Cardinals; Packers Fire Coach Mike McCarthy

A lost season for the Packers has just taken another surprising twist, as following Sunday’s miserable three-point home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the team has relieved coach Mike McCarthy of his duties as head coach.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that McCarthy was not expecting the move, and that for now, Joe Philbin will take over as interim coach for the rest of 2018.

“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement.

“Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”

The Packers after the loss to the Cardinals sit at 4-7-1, and they are basically finished as far as looking for a possible playoff spot in the NFC.

Steelers Star RB Le’Veon Bell to the Packers? One Can Dream About it Happening

Pittsburgh Steelers star Running Back Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to play this season after deciding to sit out when he and the team that drafted him could not make a deal.

With a year of rest underneath his belt, Bell won’t be in black and gold next season, but how about playing in Green Bay? NCAA football championship best betting lines would probably guess that Bell wouldn’t be back in college next season, but it’s almost a given he won’t be back in the steel city.

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that the dynamic back will probably be in New York next season, giving the Jets running back position the biggest upgrade it could possibly get (unless maybe they dealt for Rams running back Todd Gurley).

But, he also talks about some other teams in the mix for Bell’s services, and one of them could be the Packers, where he would give a HUGE upgrade to the offense.

Here’s the portion of the story about the Packers and Bell:

One NFC South coaching source thought Bell would be “the perfect match with Aaron Jones,” in Green Bay. “It would be like [Alvin] Kamara and [Mark] Ingram in New Orleans.” He added that such a move would extend the career of Aaron Rodgers “by light-years.”

So while it sounds like a long shot, how great would the Pack offense be with Bell running the football wearing green next season?