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  1. #1
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    Mike Pettine is reportedly our new defensive coordinator..

    http://www.12up.com/posts/5943066-br...dc?a_aid=36676


    This is a hire that I can get behind...He seems to have had a lot of success at the coordinator level so I'm excited to see what he can do with our defense...hopefully after our new GM adds some much needed talent!!!

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    Was hoping for Fangio for the home town salt level, but Pettine is a great defensive mind. Let's see how it goes.
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    Who needs defense?

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    The Packers will hire former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as their next defensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).Mike Pettine

    Pettine interviewed to replace Dom Capers earlier today, and head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t led the ex-Jets/Bills defensive coordinator leave the building. A long-time Rex Ryan disciple who — like Capers — runs primarily a 3-4 scheme, Pettine will now head to Green Bay after not coaching in the NFL in 2017.

    The Packers’ decision to hire Pettine could have effects for not only the rest of the Green Bay defensive staff, but the coordinator market as a while. As PFR’s 2018 Coordinator Tracker shows, the Packers had considered three internal candidates — Winston Moss, Darren Perry, and Joe Whitt — as DC options, and reports have indicated some or all of that trio could now leave Green Bay after being passed over for a promotion.

    McCarthy & Co. had expressed interest in external candidates, as well, and were thought to have considered Bears DC Vic Fangio their top target. Fangio, who’s drawn interest from multiple clubs, now remains on the coaching market, as does Chargers DC Gus Bradley, another Green Bay candidate. Speculatively, Fangio’s reported price tag of $2MM+ could have played a factor in the Packers taking a pass.

    Pettine, 51, was a star high school coach who rose the coordinator ranks to become head coach of the Browns in 2014. After posting a surprising 7-9 record in his debut campaign, Pettine’s Cleveland squad fell to 3-13 the following season, and Pettine wasn fired. He interviewed for the Redskins’ defensive play-calling job last January but lost out to Greg Manusky.

    Now that he’s under contract, Pettine could act quickly to form the remainder of his staff, especially if Moss, Perry, or Whitt leave. Former Browns and 49ers defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil should be expected to land a role on Pettine’s new coaching unit, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com.
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    according to PFR Gus Bradley stayed with the Chargers and Fangio stayed with the Bears.

    They speculated that The Packers signed Pettine so Bradley and Fangio stayed with their teams but, I wonder if it is the other way around, Fangio and Bradley told the Packers they were fine where they were at so the Packers chose Pettine.

    RIP Gene Wilder

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    Packers would be an attractive offer because it’s high profile. If you do a great job here, if likely means deep playoff runs which could equate to head coaching jobs. That being said, it would be very difficult for me to leave LA if I’m Bradley and I have two top tier pass rushers and an all pro corner. I can definitely see why he passed (if he passed.)

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    What I like about the pick assuming you take out Cleveland, his defense habe ranked consistently in the top 10. However, even in Cleveland some of those teams ranked near the top in some categories. I love his story too coming from a High School coach to where he is.

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    I like the hire, hopefully he is a little more aggressive then Dom Capers was. I was hoping for Bradley but I like Pettine more than Fangio. I think the defense is only a player or 2 away from being a top 10 defense. If we can get a top notch pass rusher and a solid starting cornerback things look bright.

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    Joe Philbin named OC and Mike Pettine named DC

    Packers hired ex-Colts OL coach Joe Philbin as offensive coordinator.
    Mike Pettine is the defensive coordinator. Philbin, 56, was the Packers' offensive coordinator under coach Mike McCarthy from 2007-2011 before landing the Dolphins' head-coaching gig. He's spent the last two seasons as the Colts' OL coach after getting fired in Miami. McCarthy will likely continue to call the plays in Green Bay as Philbin helps in game-planning and with the offensive line.
    Packers hired ex-Browns coach Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator.

    Pettine, 51, will replace Dom Capers, who was finally let go after his defenses have been the biggest of the Packers' problems the past few years. Pettine has been the DC of very successful Jets and Bills' defenses in years past under coach Rex Ryan. He was a consultant for the Seahawks this past season. Pettine's No. 1 goal should be to fix the Packers' secondary concerns at cornerback.
    https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/951148913582583808

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    Would have been shocked of we hired anyone but Philbin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerBum9786 View Post
    according to PFR Gus Bradley stayed with the Chargers and Fangio stayed with the Bears.

    They speculated that The Packers signed Pettine so Bradley and Fangio stayed with their teams but, I wonder if it is the other way around, Fangio and Bradley told the Packers they were fine where they were at so the Packers chose Pettine.
    Fangio isn't a sure thing, they're still very hopeful and Adam Schefter just said on espn1000 Chicago that he's just as likely to leave as he is to stay at this point.

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    I have a feeling our defensive players will start to be appreciated more individually, which is nice.

    We have talent. Pettine cannot do worse than Capers at utilizing players to their skill sets.


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