Mike Pettine will not return as Packers defensive coordinator

NFL Network reports his contract will not be renewed. 

From Pelissero:

Matt LaFleur kept Pettine after the defensive meltdown in last year's NFC Championship game. 

Pettine undoubtedly went into the final year of his deal in 2020 knowing his defense needed to show major improvement, something that didn't materialize early on this season. But his unit did play much better as the season wore on. Of course, the touchdown given up at the end of the 1st half in the NFC Chgampionship game last Sunday may have wiped all that improvement from LaFleur's mind. 

Earlier today, safety Adrian Amos expressed surprise at that call and said he regretted not calling a time out to ensure the defense was in the correct call:

Pettine will now hit a job market where many of the jobs are already filled and LaFleur will try to find a new defensive coordinator from that same talent pool. 

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Bearmeat's picture

January 29, 2021 at 04:48 pm

Thank God.

Go big or go home. Time to get better. I'm sick of a defense that you can count on giving up a 30 burger in every damn playoff game.

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GBPDAN1's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:18 pm

I agree. But, I hope BG can get our new DC another CB, that can play press or off coverage, and can be relied upon to not only make plays in front of themselves. King was better at plays in front of himself and wasn't good at anything else. This was one of the reasons that Pettine had him playing 8 yards off the receiver. Being able to jam and run with the receiver helps out our pass rushers. Playing soft coverage doesn't. Look no further than the NFC championship game last week

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flackcatcher's picture

January 30, 2021 at 01:34 pm

A fact currently overlooked is King was the 'last CB standing' in the final half of the season. That's strictly on Gute on not moving sooner to back up the position knowing his draft and FA moves had failed. But if King had not played well at the boundary, the Packers would not have gotten to the NFC championship game again.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 31, 2021 at 03:15 pm

He moved on a guy with a two pick right after Jaire, he was Inactive. Game ,set, match.

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TheBigCheeze's picture

January 29, 2021 at 04:48 pm

MIKE SINGLETARY...THAT IS ALL...

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Bearmeat's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:01 pm

No. That is all....

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:21 am

No, not Mike Singletary. Players don't like him he's too much of a prick.

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:40 am

Even the players in his HYBRID commercial look at him with distain.

Drop those drawers Mike, that's leadership!

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KenEllis's picture

January 29, 2021 at 04:54 pm

So glad the Packer organization saved $ by “encouraging” MLF to keep Mike Pettine on until his contract ran out after this season.

Who cares if Pettine was actually Mike McCarthy’s guy as the defensive coordinator and who could blame a corporation for not wanting to pay Pettine to not coach in 2019 and 2020?

Between keeping Pettine for 2 more years after MM was fired and shrewdly not overpaying MLF’s personal choice for Special Teams coordinator in 2019 (Darren Rizzi) and instead going with bargain basement Shawn Mennenga, the organization undoubtedly save $millions for its shareholders.

What more could a Packer shareholder want but a management team that is always looking out for the financial bottom line?

Well done front office, well done.

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PhantomII's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:45 pm

With MM departure the money he was paid minus what ML is paid saved them several million per year. Enough for the best ST coach Darren Rizzi with money to spare. I really like the Packers accountability to their Board of Directors...........Bean counters can't be in charge of anything ....ever. The less power they have the better. NFC North Champs or bust.

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KenEllis's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:59 pm

You do realize that the Packers paid Mike McCarthy $8M+ to NOT COACH in 2019, right?

And that they also paid additional millions of dollar to all those great Mike McCarthy assistant coaches, who were not retained like Ron Zook and Winson Moss, not to coach in 2019, right?

The Pack went cheap with the coaches in 2019, paid the price on the field with crappy special teams coordinated by Mennenga and underperforming defenses coordinated by Pettine the following 2 seasons, and now, hopefully, MLF will be permitted to, finally, hire his guys.

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PhantomII's picture

January 29, 2021 at 06:20 pm

Money well spent as long as they are gone. MM made 8 m, ML 5 m. 5/5/5 vs. 8/8/8. Close to a push, as long as MM gone . Sometimes you have to eat a little to come out better. A few million should not keep a good organization from having competent coaching. Being cheap only fields incompetent leaders.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:40 pm

That's a pretty accurate assessment. Been there, done that etc. Ice rink should be doing OK.

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Lare's picture

January 30, 2021 at 04:21 am

While money may have had something to do with Darren Rizzi not being hired, reportedly his wife and children did not want to relocate from Florida to Green Bay.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:26 am

With the money most of these coaches make, location does not matter much to them in the big picture. When you are a multimillionaire you have easy access to visit nice climates whenever your not working.

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:43 am

Then why did he interview.

If family concerns make for a hard NO, just man up and decline the interview.

I have a hard time believing the family story.

All coaches and their wives understand the nature of the profession. High rewards, long hours, movement is inevitable.

Go big or go home, wives too.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:19 am

He was russ low-balled. Playing checkers in a 3D chess match.

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Lare's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:56 am

Not that he's an expert, but Aaron Nagler stated on one of his Packer's Daily video chats that he knows for 100% certainty that money wasn’t the reason and that there were other factors why they couldn’t close the deal.

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PhantomII's picture

January 30, 2021 at 02:05 pm

If money wasn't the reason why are we promoting from within on a league worst ST. It's obvious the Packers don't value this coaching position enough to get high end coaching candidates.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 31, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Three Phases of FOOTBALL; every play in a Game, Matters. This third world approach to the Field Position strategy reveals boatloads in the lack of commitment by Packertown to win the Big Game. The offense brings the momentum back on their side in the third quarter and sp teams give up a 42 yard return to kick the defense in the guts.
Basic rules of the Game.

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dobber's picture

January 31, 2021 at 09:52 am

"What more could a Packer shareholder want but a management team that is always looking out for the financial bottom line?"

Packers "shares" don't pay dividends to shareholders. It's not like the team really is beholden to them in any way..

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PhantomII's picture

January 31, 2021 at 12:01 pm

A super Bowl caliber roster and coaching staff.

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BAMABADGER's picture

January 29, 2021 at 04:54 pm

Hire someone that will stay aggressive unless we are up by 30, a defensive coordinator that expects fundamental tackling from professionals or they are gone. A defensive coordinator that recognizes the importance of a quality ILB to quarterback the D.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:42 pm

Need a four man front and man combos in the backfield. Alexander can take away part of the field.

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Malland56's picture

January 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

Fundamental tackling. Right! If you shoulder tackle during a game you sit the bench for awhile. I have seen too many of this shoulder tackling from the D back over the years. Cost us at least four touchdowns this year.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:27 am

Absolutely spot on. No pass rush and crappy tackling will never get it done in championship games.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:20 am

Pettine showed zero urgency at the start of that game--bring the heat.

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egbertsouse's picture

January 29, 2021 at 04:55 pm

I'm already reading about rumors that "they are looking at internal candidates." Oh please no! Don't screw this one up, Murphy. (Until proven otherwise, I am assuming that Mark Micro-manager is still calling the shots on all personnel moves,)

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BAMABADGER's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:21 pm

I hope not. They already screwed up the hire of a ST coach. Pack went cheap hiring from within. Management does not recognize the importance of all phases of ST. Packers special teams philosophy... "Ready, Fire, Aim."

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4thandinches's picture

January 31, 2021 at 07:40 pm

Ready, fire , aim kinda sounds like your hot takes... Maybe we could give the new ST coach, I don't know, one preseason game before we say Murphy messed up that hire? Just a thought. Also, do you have a shred of evidence that MLF didnt get to to make that decision on his own or that Murphy made MLF hire a cheap coach? I might be willing to see the situation from your view if there are facts.

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Coldworld's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:42 pm

Jerry Gray is the name I have heard bandied around.

Gray was the defensive coordinator for the Bills from 2001 to 2005, His D was good till his last season, ranking 2nd in total defense in 2003 and 2004. That’s nearly 20 years ago though and football has changed.

I’d like to see a LaFleur type on D; innovative, aggressive D that confuses opponents. Not sure Gray would bring that at this point.

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Guam's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:51 pm

I've seen the same Gray rumors and like you would prefer an aggressive, innovative DC. Between Capers and Pettine I am thoroughly tired of passive, predictable defenses and would like to see a proactive and aggressive defense.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:29 am

I will throw up once again in my mouth if they hire from within.

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:45 am

Thank goodness for social distancing when conversing with you...

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MikeS's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:12 pm

Give Jerry Gray a shot. He can't possibly be any worse the Pettine.

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Coldworld's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:44 pm

Don’t we want to be better? I’m not a believer that all talent resides at Lombardi Ave. As LaFleur showed, an influx of new ideas can be healthy.

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Lare's picture

January 30, 2021 at 12:08 pm

I agree. I think they should go with a younger guy with new ideas that is up-and-coming like LaFleur. We've been seeing the results for years with old DC's that are set in their ways.

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John Funchess's picture

January 30, 2021 at 03:10 am

Wouldn't be a bad idea except Gray ran a 4-3 defense and our personnel is 3-4. We might be able to pull it off though. I would stress that anyone balking at Gray look at his resume. Man coordinated 2 #2 defenses in Buffalo. I believe top 10 while in Tennessee. The not so great years just look at his talent level and you understand. I'd like him and I have to think that was a discussed topic to get him to sign with us with Pettines contract up at the end of the season.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:27 am

Get a couple D linemen in the draft, CB with a high pick and play 4-2/4-3 fronts like Spags and Big Bad Bill. They have the personnel. Lancaster is a DT , not a 3-4 DE, neither is Lowry. He would be closer to Kampman as a 4-3 DE.
Gary and Za can play up or down. No reason not to be multiple and the 3-4 scheme can stay for some looks.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:20 pm

I'll wait for a statement from Gute on this one. Pettine was in a contract year, and maybe he decided to walk. Well, the friction between Lafleur and Pettine was too much in house. Still, the weight sits firmly on Lafleur now, no more excuses. Johnny Gray as DC is likely with how late this happened. Oh, and let's not forget, Lafleur is now in his contract year. Things getting interesting at 1265...

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:31 am

An ex-player as defensive coordinator? Be careful what you wish for.

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:46 am

I think he means Jerry...

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flackcatcher's picture

January 30, 2021 at 01:39 pm

Yeah, Jerry... (I like Johnny, didn't mine hitting and a sure tackle, but a tad slow)

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Wilment's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:29 pm

I was starting to get a very very Capers feel early this season Sort of glad Pettine wasn't retained. Meltdowns against the colts and the Bucs sealed his fate. Question is , whose out there thats better? Lovey smith would be an interesting fit. Kris Kocurek would also be a good choice if you wanted an up and comer.

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TarynsEyes's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:34 pm

Whomever they hire, he'd better be not a re-build need guy, as Rodgers don't have the time for that, if an SB for Rodgers is the priority.

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PhantomII's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:50 pm

The Defense only needs a few personnel pieces and a coach with brains to use the players to their strengths and we will have a great Defense.

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TarynsEyes's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:59 pm

That's what I said, less the great part.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:37 am

Absolutely positively. Packers coaching staff has been weak/incompetent for many years . Bad fundamentals , absolutely not showing up at most home playoff games which is the biggest failure of all especially this year . The whole team just choked against Tampa Bay.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 29, 2021 at 10:18 pm

This is a gamble that the next DC will improve a slightly above average unit, effective immediately. I hope he will, but the odds don’t favor that. I’m surprised. Stunned, actually, that this happened.

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Guam's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:15 am

Shouldn't have been that surprised LH, there were a couple of warning signs over the last 12 months. There was the quickly covered over "delay" in affirming that Pettine was coming back after the 2019 season ended and then MLF publicly calling out Pettine for the play call on the TD right before halftime of the NFCCG this year. Those kinds of things don't happen in a relationship that is working well.

Yes, the record was good and there had been improvement in the defense over Pettine's three years, but there were public signs the relationship was not good. And that usually works out the way it just did.

The Mennenga firing was obvious, the DC less so. You are correct that it will be a gamble hiring a new DC, but nonetheless a risk that MLF is clearly willing to take. And that in itself is confirmation that the relationship was no longer constructive.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 31, 2021 at 11:42 am

Let's remember that Pettine had played out his contract here, so not resigning might be a more mutual decision between Gute and Pettine. Normally the Packers would have had their season ending pressers by now. But with the ST firings and Pettine leaving, the front office has more than enough to do. Still, I'm surprised that Gute has not said a word. One gets the impression that there is more going on here than meets the eye. (How solid is Matt Lafleur position in Green Bay? With two coaching fails in the NFC champ game, one wonders...)

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:50 am

SB for Rodgers???

I don't give a crap about Aaron Rodgers.

I want a SB for my Green Bay Packers.

I was a fan before BF, I was a fan before AR, I was a fan before MM or MM, I was a fan before Bob Harlan and therefore before Wolf too.

I don't give a rats ass about any individual players legacy or desires. I am not into hero worship. Once you have been around the block a few times your perspective changes.

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badaxed's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:54 am

Right on. team first. Fan since 1960. I agree with you.

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packerbackerjim's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:50 pm

I should think it’s always the priority. Despite appearances.

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TarynsEyes's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:38 pm

Yes, but they do make one wonder, a lot.

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Nate-1980's picture

January 29, 2021 at 05:51 pm

Thank god, mlf makes mistakes, but at least he doesn’t compound them by letting coordinators stay for YEARS !! Honestly I’d rather lose with someone else, I’ve seen enough of Mikey P.. Can we get a coach that doesn’t have the first name Mike ? It doesn’t seem to work here ha.. Who are some good guys to consider for the new Dc job ??

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Nate-1980's picture

January 29, 2021 at 06:00 pm

Oh it better not be a in house hire..

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:38 am

If it is an in house hire, then you know once again that this organization is not serious about defense.

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Tingham's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:22 am

No more bald guys either.

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arthurl's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:00 pm

Two good moves; the Special Teams and DC; definitely two weak links. There is some talent on that defense and I suspect both openings will be an upgrade big time. I know King screwed up on that play at end of first half, but i don’t understand the scheme they used; definitely wasn’t prevent.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:17 pm

Maybe King couldn't believe the call either?

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Dragon5's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:12 pm

Pettine (HORSE) not renewed in his enemy year of the RAT. Gives up what Tony Dungy called "That may be the worst defensive design I’ve ever seen with 8 seconds and no timeouts left. Green Bay—I’m not sure how you play inside technique man to man and not just play zone and protect the sideline and the end zone? Amazing."

ENEMY YEAR STRIKES BACK!!!

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:15 pm

When I saw what King did I thought, "why the **** does he think they are playing man?" Then the replays showed they where. I can only think that the call came in in error. Not even Pettine is THAT stupid.

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Dragon5's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:35 pm

He's an adequate corner, but a 7 life path usually dealing with injuries. His play was so poor, I can't imagine he wasn't playing hurt, which falls on Pettine to bench him or shadow him. My personal preference is to let him get a fresh start somewhere else...Brandon Bostick comes to mind.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:13 pm

Dear Prospective Defensive Coordinators,

Practice tackling or stay away.

Thank you, Jeremy

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 29, 2021 at 07:51 pm

That's what Jimmy Johnson said today. The trainers he conferenced with said not hitting in practice the players ability to handle a hit or form and tackle on the defensive side of the ball lead to More injuries, but the concussion issue is another deal.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:47 pm

They can tackle dummies for all I care. Just practice proper form tackling.

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PF4L's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:07 pm

What nobody is telling you Packer fans. Is that Pettine was offered an extension.
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After improving Def. scoring by 5-6 PPG over the 2018 defense, after 2019, he turned down an offer to extend his contract. I'm surprised people more "in the know" than i am, haven't brought this up at all.
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I'm not so sure making the defensive players re-watch last seasons NFCCG loss, was the smartest motivational tool he could use.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:50 pm

He didn't sign an extension last year. Oops.

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Minniman's picture

January 30, 2021 at 12:46 pm

“ I'm not so sure making the defensive players re-watch last seasons NFCCG loss, was the smartest motivational tool he could use.”

I see your point about the timing of the re-watching (seeding doubt and fear of failure - over concentration on execution) however with essentially the same personnel group on the D, it should have (and probably was) a staple study reference throughout the year........ after all, almost every opponent used that technique to attack the Packers this year, so they knew that they’d darn well better be able to defend it.

On not re-hiring Pettine - I think that MLF’s mind was made up to move on from Mike Pettine after the Colts loss. He was so honest in agreeing with the reporter who asked the question as to why the DB’s were behind the down marker on 3rd and long (and how bad it looked), that at the time I thought that it could only be political positioning. MM wouldn’t have even answered the question, but MLF was like ‘yes, it was terrible, wasn’t it’.

To the point of bone-headed play design - MLF, Slocum and AR need to go away and do their homework on why they squandered 3 turnovers, with not 1 of them for a score. Equally egregious (in my book). Jones getting hurt and not returning to the game was possibly the defining factor here - no more play action improv’s to stretch the defenses and create short yardage options to move the sticks made GB 2 dimensional.

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Tundraboy's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:17 pm

Yay, that’s All I can say right now other than no internals please.

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fish's picture

January 29, 2021 at 08:57 pm

Jim Leonhard anyone?

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White92's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:15 am

Naw man..I dunno. I'm not giving the keys to a defense a couple of plays from the SB to a guy thats never run an NFL defense before. Thats just me.

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 30, 2021 at 07:40 pm

My head agrees with you, but my gut hopes Jimmy gets and interview. The football world has been stacked against him his entire life and he's had success. He sure as hell wouldn't get out-worked, that's for sure.

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stockholder's picture

January 29, 2021 at 09:43 pm

Great news.! Jack Del Rio?

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:53 am

Only if he brings his own axe.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:33 am

He runs Washington's defense for Rivera.

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Dragon5's picture

January 29, 2021 at 10:04 pm

Could care less that he has no coaching experience, but at least give Ray Lewis a phone call.

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4thand1's picture

January 29, 2021 at 10:12 pm

Coaches coach, players make plays. A new DC and 2 more play makers on defense.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:34 am

Coaches put Players in position to make plays. One safety blitz for the pressure INT was not enough.

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Minniman's picture

January 30, 2021 at 12:50 pm

Respectfully 4th... and poorly coached players make bad plays.

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Badacidtrip's picture

January 29, 2021 at 11:07 pm

The fact that we will have a new DC and ST coach is encouraging news. As depressing as two consecutive NFCC losses are, if we can improve these two aspects of our team, you'd have to believe the 2021 Packers should be even better. Maybe the third time is the charm??

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Since'61's picture

January 29, 2021 at 11:12 pm

Need a DC who puts some nasty in the attitude of the defense and who focuses on tackling. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Johnblood27's picture

January 30, 2021 at 08:57 am

Nasty has to come from the players.

No amount of vocal gymnastics from a coach can make a player play nasty, they have to have it in them from the get go.

The draft is the place to find some Nasty for the defense. Look no further than the Washington Football Team and Chase Young to see how a committed rookie can become an instant leader for a team that needs one.

GBP just have to identify the right guy and then go get him. This goes far beyond one players' worth, as the right guy will elevate many teammates performances.

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13TimeChamps's picture

January 30, 2021 at 10:31 am

"Look no further than the Washington Football Team and Chase Young to see how a committed rookie can become an instant leader for a team that needs one."

A lot easier to do when you have the 2nd overall selection of the draft as opposed to drafting near the bottom of every round.

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4thandinches's picture

January 31, 2021 at 07:53 pm

I would like the nasty provided it doesn't come in the form of a bunch of personal fouls at inoportune times! The low number of penalties for the 2020 Packers was a boon that was rarely talked about.

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Malland56's picture

January 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

Looks like there are teams still out there looking at Wade Phillips. Now that would be a good choice. Lets hope that Matt has been looking already before he fired Pettine.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:44 am

Wade Phillips? No way he is past this era and has no fire in the belly.

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John Funchess's picture

January 30, 2021 at 03:18 am

As I've stated in a reply. Our defensive coordinator may already be on the roster. Gray is a well respected Defensive Coordinator and his defenses for the most part were really good. The years they weren't he was lacking talent. Now I'd welcome anyone who won't call single high safety with 8 seconds left in the half and the other team clearly going for points and not just 3.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:39 am

He went from DC to being a CB coach, his ship has sailed. Remember Pettine was out of football for a couple years, trying to figure out the new game. Time for new blood.

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DStick's picture

January 30, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Please not Gray. He was one of the defensive back coaches, and they sucked.

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croatpackfan's picture

January 30, 2021 at 04:01 am

Last year, at the end, when many of you called Pettine head, I told you that he will walk after this season. He said in his very first interview after signing vontract with Packers that no coordinators should stay with team more than 3 years, because game evolve and teams need fresh ideas.

He shows us that he was talking the truth. And tjat he follows his philosophy.

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mrj007's picture

January 30, 2021 at 06:17 am

This move should have happened when MLF took over team. Although I can understand keeping him for continuity reasons - he ultimately perpetuated the MM poor defensive-play hang over. A fresh coach on defense may have instilled a different attitude and possibly influenced draft selection as well.

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rstain99's picture

January 30, 2021 at 07:38 am

Before he went back to NE Matt Patricia would have been my choice, I know look at his time in Detroit not good. But when he was in NE for years their defense was always right up their next they would say it was Bill that did the job, he may have helped but Patricia would have been an upgrade in GB. I just want a guy that has a handle on 3rd down, for past years 3rd down has completely killed them, smart stud ILB that commands respect of teammates is needed as well. The rooks certainly were ok little on the injured side but overall ok. Slot receiver and another run stopper. Sign another vet CB, King has left the building (hopefully) he can bring his stare down and back patting to another team too soft a player.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:40 am

He's an asshole.

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4thand1's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:03 pm

Where was the leadership. If Woodson would have been on the field, I'd bet my house he would have called a time out. Amos said he wished he had, Pettine didn't, HC didn't, King didn't, the clock was stopped WTF ..............WHY? They all are supposed to be professionals , did they not know WTF to do? No excuses in an NFCCG.

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Since'61's picture

January 30, 2021 at 09:53 am

I would prefer a DC from outside the organization who has no loyalty to the existing defensive staff or players. Someone who will bring a sense of urgency to the defense on every play. Someone who sends a message to the staff and the players that if you don’t perform you’re gone.

We also need a DC who understands situational football and has his players prepared for it.

An inside guy could be OK but he is going to have his favorites, it’s only natural. If the Packers want to consider inside candidates they should hire a 3rd party to evaluate those candidates along with any outside candidates. My business partner and I did this for years when we needed to fill positions in our consulting company and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. I hope the Packers take their time and finally hire the right guy because allowing an of 35 points in the conference championship is never going to get us to the SB whether we have Rodgers, Favre, Marino, P. Manning, Montana, Unitas, Brady or Starr as our QB. Thanks, Since ‘61

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packerbackerjim's picture

January 30, 2021 at 02:22 pm

The “inside” guy might have his favorites but I would think they also tend to be the best players. But a good take Since ‘ 61.

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Cotreq's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:04 am

I don't know who it is but I want an aggressive DC , Someone who rattles the QB on every play , rush 4-5-6 , Jaire , and Savage back Greene and Amos in the box. Let Zee, Clark and Gary loose. First round in April get the biggest, fastest, baddest (available) MLB in the draft. Carry On !

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:14 am

Hey, at least Capers isn’t an option!

“The Lions announced Friday they have hired former Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers as the team's senior defensive assistant.”

I feel sorry for Lions fans.

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Jared's picture

January 30, 2021 at 05:57 pm

Ha Ha, I don’t feel sorry for the Lions fans, I’m happy for them. Trust me they don’t ever feel sorry for us!!

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cheesehead1's picture

January 30, 2021 at 11:40 am

I don’t have any idea who to hire, just hope it’s someone outside the organization. Our D has been our achilles heal for years now, please take your time and pick the right guy.

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mnbadger's picture

January 31, 2021 at 09:46 am

As much as I'd hate to see Jimmy L leave the badgers, I think he's just what the pack needs. somebody that can take a roster of average talent, then teach, scheme and motivate them to outplay and outsmart the opponent. He changes schemes up week to week to attack opponents' weaknesses. He's not a rah rah guy, commands respect because he's been there and done that, very well. GPG

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dobber's picture

January 31, 2021 at 10:25 am

He's a sentimental favorite of mine.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 31, 2021 at 11:54 am

Going to take a heck of lot to pry him from Bucky. Besides, Pettine and him are close, so he knows what he would be getting into with Lafleur. I don't see it happening.

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HankScorpio's picture

February 03, 2021 at 06:44 am

I was undecided about Pettine given the late season improvement. But I know that I like ML so I will trust he made the right call.

I'll also say that I don't buy into the excuse that Pettine didn't have the right players to win. He had more than enough talent. The next guy will have more than enough, too.

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