Preparations for the Pro Bowl set Mike McCarthy back in his season-ending, house-cleaning duties.
The head coach of the Green Bay Packers conducted exit interviews with his players in the two days immediately following the NFC divisional round loss to the New York Giants.
Exit interviews are typically candid conversations that focus on where they’ve been and where they’re headed.
McCarthy then spent the next couple days speaking at length with the coordinators of the Packers––offense (Joe Philbin), defense Dom Capers and special teams (Shawn Slocum).
Then the obligation for the entire coaching staff to coach the Pro Bowl in Hawaii got in the way of McCarthy talking with his assistant coaches and perhaps is the reason why the Packers have yet to hire a new offensive coordinator after Philbin’s exit to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Now that they’re back from Honolulu, assistant coach exit interviews are taking place this week.
Attention is on quarterbacks coach Tom Clements, who is considered one of the top in-house candidates to be elevated to offensive coordinator. And if that’s the case, the Packers then have to hire a new quarterbacks coach.