Packers Daily Links: Clements Is Candidate For Titans Offensive Coordinator

Quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is reportedly a candidate to become the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is reportedly a candidate for the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator position. "The Titans just hired offensive line coach Mike Munchak to replace Jeff Fisher, and Munchak is said to want to install the West Coast offense and is very interested in Clements," reports WBAY-TV in Green Bay. Considering the job Clements has done developing Aaron Rodgers and made Matt Flynn a sought-after quarterback, it makes sense that he's in line for a promotion.

Apart from Clements, few if any assistant coaches appear to be leaving for new jobs. "The Packers also appear likely to retain their key coaches for another season," writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "The Arizona Cardinals reportedly wanted to interview Winston Moss, the Packers’ assistant head coach-inside linebackers coach, for their vacancy at defensive coordinator, but Wednesday announced they’d hired Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton for the job. The Oakland Raiders are looking for a defensive coordinator, but so far there are no signs they’re interested in any Packers assistants." It's almost hard to believe no other assistants will be leaving after seeing the success the Packers had this season.

Challenges lie ahead for the 2011 version of the Green Bay Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy. "Part of McCarthy's task heading into next season will be developing the same chemistry he had with this team, which won its final six games despite 12 starters missing a total of 86 games over the course of the season," writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At least the team should be healthier next year. It would be near impossible to suffer as many injuries as they had this season.

The NFL's Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is next on the agenda for the Packers. "McCarthy said he and the staff have taken what he called a 'prepare for the known' approach to the offseason," writes Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin. "Since the annual NFL Scouting Combine is being held as scheduled in Indianapolis in two weeks, and the 2011 NFL Draft is set for April 23-25, the staff is focusing on those set-in-stone events. McCarthy said the assistant coaches are off until Feb. 21, then will have some more time off after the scouting combine. They’ll then return to work to do their scheme evaluation work the first two weeks of March, another annual offseason ritual."

McCarthy said yesterday that delegating leadership was best for the team this past season. Somewhat surprisingly, he wasn't enamored with the leadership in previous years. “I was never comfortable with the level of leadership on the prior teams that I have coached here, and I thought that would be a great opportunity to try to develop leadership," McCarthy is quoted as saying by Kareem Copeland of the Press-Gazette. "I am always looking for opportunities to develop leadership, whether it is an assistant coach, whether it is a player. There was a positive response that came from that.” It would be interesting to find out what McCarthy didn't like about his previous teams. Charles Woodson has been around for several seasons now. Was he not a good leader in years prior?

The injury to wide receiver Jordy Nelson during the Super Bowl is being described as "nothing serious" by Tom Silverstein. "It can expand and cause irritation, or it can rupture," writes Silverstein. "Treatment usually involves just ice and rest." It was why Nelson was seen on crutches during the "Return to Titletown" event on Tuesday.

A rundown on the rest of the injury fallout from the Super Bowl is provided by Bill Huber of Packer Report.

McCarthy's aversion to an 18-game schedule is touched upon by Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. "Theoretically, a coach doesn't have a financial incentive pulling him between 16 and 18 games," writes Seifert. "His only concern is preserving his assets -- players -- over the course of the season. The Super Bowl-winning coach has a bit more latitude to speak his mind than others, but I'll be interested to see if anyone else speaks out on the topic as the offseason progresses."

An appearance by Clay Matthews and others at a WWE Smackdown event in Green Bay Tuesday night is provided by Kendra Meinert of the Press-Gazette. "At 'SmackDown,’ a massive video screen flashed to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, where an image of former quarterback Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey in a display case drew boos," writes Meinert. "And then ... the already iconic shot of Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the team’s win at Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. The crowd erupted, and the cameras went live to show Matthews with a championship belt, along with teammates Tom Crabtree, Bryan Bulaga, Graham Harrell and others."

Clay Matthews is also scheduled to be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network says the Packers can be a successful team for many years. “This entire organization, led by a young quarterback, has more talent on the field than any team in the league,” Mayock is quoted as saying. “And they are poised to make consecutive runs. This is a heck of a football team. And that general manager does not get enough credit.”

Former Packer Matt Bowen wonders if the Bears can keep pace with their counterparts in Green Bay. Check it out at the National Football Post.

The Super Bowl was the most "tweeted" about event in history. Although Usher received the most attention.

Game Balls and Lame Calls can be found over at AllGreenBayPackers.com.

A Wisconsin man plans to sue after being one of the displaced fans at the Super Bowl.

Acme Packing Company touts Mike McCarthy's perseverance.

Over at the Packers Lounge, Alex prepares for the Combine while Jayme recounts her time in Dallas.

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jeremy's picture

February 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

The Assistant Coach Diaspora begins...

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hyperRevue's picture

February 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

That's the thing. It really isn't.

As Brian said, it's hard to believe that no defensive coaches are being hired away.

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jeremy's picture

February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

From what I've read Winston Moss is a bad interviewer. Hopefully he keeps getting looks and draws attention away from Joe Whitt, Daren Perry and Kevin Greene.

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Chad Toporski's picture

February 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

"It would be interesting to find out what McCarthy didn't like about his previous teams. Charles Woodson has been around for several seasons now. Was he not a good leader in years prior?"

I'm wondering if it was the level of 'vocal' leadership in the locker room. From things I've read and heard, I've been under the impression that some of those guys, while veterans and leaders, didn't really speak up in prominent ways.

Of course, I could be completely wrong.

We also have to remember that McCarthy's first two years were with Favre. His next year was with a still-maturing Rodgers, and it's really only been the past two years that there's been enough solid comraderie to have both the leaders and those who will follow them.

It's great to see that McCarthy had the wisdom/insight to specifically address the situation with players, and to do it in an effective way.

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jeremy's picture

February 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Maybe that last year the defensive players weren't buying into the techniques Capers and his staff were teaching. Woodson and Jenkins both commented this way. This year they did and good teams weren't able to destroy them.

Everyone loves change in principle, but nobody likes change in particular.

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CSS's picture

February 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

Two things, from my perspective:

1) Some vets were openly critical of the 3-4 transition.

2) Woodson was openly critical (perhaps others?) of TT's lack of free agency play.

Good veterans/leaders also provide a voice of dissent, and some of it was valid at the time. Obviously, winning made that sentiment dissipate and guys then 'buy into the system.'

McCarthy adheres to his system and, in his mind, the dissent probably showed a lack of leadership.

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CSS's picture

February 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Bulaga was 21 years and 322 days old on the day Super Bowl XLV was played. He became the youngest player to ever start in a Super Bowl, according to Stats, Inc.

All while playing against an OLB that's about to receive the franchise tag from the Steelers as a byproduct of his superior play.

Put that into perspective....

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jeremy's picture

February 10, 2011 at 01:28 pm

But you know he has short arms, so he obviously can't play in the NFL.

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FITZCORE1252's picture

February 10, 2011 at 09:16 pm

Most SB winners get picked apart, it looks like we may luck out and keep the majority of our staff in place. I really think that's huge...

Rodgers is a big fan of Clements, that's well documented. But if we have to lose one assistant, he's at the top of my list. I don't want to do anything to stop this D from gaining momentum, and really, how much more coaching up does #12 need? Sure it would be great to have him around to keep Flynn on the upswing, but as far as prioritizing... if we must lose an assistant, he can leave.

GBP 4 LIFE

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Wiscokid's picture

February 11, 2011 at 05:50 pm

We're probably good for another year as far as keeping the team together goes. While still enjoying the glow of this years triumph, I am stoked about next year.

Don't you agree that the rest of the division hates to see how solid the Packers have become?

He he he :)

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Wiscokid's picture

February 11, 2011 at 06:35 pm

I just found this on the St. Paul Pioneer Press web site. They're discussing the the possibility of a Packer dynasty.

Listen to the audio it's too funny.

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_17330481?nclick_check=1

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FITZCORE1252's picture

February 11, 2011 at 07:36 pm

Thanks for the link. I dig the new pic.

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frosty's picture

February 10, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I want to know this: how the hell did Thomas Dimitroff of the Falcons beat out TT for exec of the year? Seriously!? How many replacements were they playing with when we wiped the floor with them in the playoffs? 'Cause I know how many we had.

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Tarynfor 12's picture

February 11, 2011 at 05:29 am

The politics of that is crazy,but nothing out shines or is more noticable than "THE RING".

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frosty's picture

February 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Hah, truer words have never been spoken (typed?).

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redlights's picture

February 11, 2011 at 01:06 pm

I would have to guess that Barnett being IR may have allowed different voices to "step forward" in the lockerroom.

Just like Hawk's improvement this year may have been being hindered by Barnett.

Bigby might be another name.

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