Packers Reportedly Block Bucs & Dolphins From Interviewing McAdoo

The Packers tight end coach has been with McCarthy since entering the NFL coaching ranks in 2004.

The Packers reportedly denied a request from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for permission to interview tight ends coach Ben McAdoo. They had earlier denied a similar request from the Miami Dolphins.

McAdoo has been with Packers head coach Mike McCarthy since entering the NFL coaching ranks, having for for McCarthy in New Orleans, San Francisco and now Green Bay.

Obviously, McCarthy trusts McAdoo and values his contribution. But the move to block him from interviewing is an interesting one in light of McCarthy's oft-stated belief in allowing for career advancement for members of his staff.

That said, this is the second time McCarthy has denied another team permission to interview a member of his offensive coaching staff, after he denied the Chicago Bears permission to interview Tom Clements for the offensive coordinator position that eventually went to Mike Martz.

In the case of the Bears, it was more than understandable for McCarthy to be reluctant to allow a division rival to take one of his better coaches. But denying non-divisional opponents from interviewing McAdoo probably indicates how valuable McCarthy thinks McAdoo's contributions are and that he sees a lot of potential in the 34 year old coach.

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BubbaOne's picture

February 07, 2012 at 10:53 am

Aaron,
Do we know if this is strictly McCarthy's decision or could coaches not want to leave (for whatever reason) and tells McCarthy to block it?

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Mojo's picture

February 07, 2012 at 11:13 am

This will also make it more difficult to construct any kind of handshake agreement with Miami relating to Flynn.

To placate McAdoo, I'm guessing he becomes the new QB coach if that is considered an upgrade. Else, I don't think MM should block McAdoo's path.

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Ebongreen's picture

February 07, 2012 at 11:19 am

I didn't think that a team could block a position coach from interviewing for a coordinator's position, unless that person was designated "assistant head coach" like Winston Moss. How does this "blocking" action actually work?

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jack in jersey city's picture

February 07, 2012 at 02:46 pm

an nfl team can block any of their coaches from an interview unless it's an interview for a head coaching position

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PackerAaron's picture

February 07, 2012 at 02:48 pm

Correct.

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Manny's picture

February 07, 2012 at 05:49 pm

Who cares!! Let's gete ready to kick the giants ass sept 6 th!!

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jack in jersey city's picture

February 07, 2012 at 07:13 pm

I'M READY!!!!

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dgtalmn's picture

February 07, 2012 at 07:29 pm

Correct.

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Jack's picture

February 08, 2012 at 02:47 am

Aaron Rodgers stated that he would like to have a former QB such as Rich Gannon be his new coach. He seemed a little lukewarm to the idea of McAdoo becoming the QB coach. Wonder if Mike McCarthy will take AR's feelings into consideration.

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BubbaOne's picture

February 08, 2012 at 08:56 am

I thought the same thing. It'll be interesting to see who gets the job.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

February 08, 2012 at 09:23 am

" According to an NFL Network report, the Packers blocked Tampa Bay and Miami from interviewing McAdoo for their offensive coordinator positions. That could be an indication McAdoo is in line to get promoted to quarterbacks coach."

Why would going from one position coaching job to another be considered a promotion? Sounds more like a lateral move to me. is it just the prestige of coaching QBs?

GBP 4 LIFE

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PackerAaron's picture

February 08, 2012 at 09:25 am

Technically, you're right. It is a lateral move. I guess in my head there's an unspoken hierarchy when it comes to assistant coaches, starting with OC, then QB coach, then O-line coach, then RB & WR coaches, then TE coach, then quality control.

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