The Green Bay Packers have named Jerry Fontenot tight ends coach, Ben McAdoo quarterbacks coach and Alex Van Pelt running backs coach. The team also announced that John Rushing will now serve as offensive assistant/special teams and Joel Hilgenberg will now serve as assistant offensive line coach. Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement Monday.
Van Pelt will be entering his seventh season as an NFL coach, having served as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons.
I have already been bombarded on Twitter with questions regarding the fact that many of the Packers' offensive coaches are seemingly coaching "out of position", ie coaching positions they didn't play.
My thoughts on this are simple - good football coaches are good football coaches, no matter what position they played in their playing days. Mike McCarthy is considered one of the better developers of quarterbacks in the NFL, yet he played tight end in college.
I trust McCarthy to know what kind of men he's got coaching on his staff.
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