Packers 'preparing' to give Pettine job as defensive coordinator

Packers 'preparing' to give Pettine job as defensive coordinator

Packers 'preparing' to give Pettine job as defensive coordinator

Philbin worked as assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts the past two seasons.

The Green Bay Packers are expected to hire former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine as their new defensive coordinator, taking over for the recently fired Dom Capers, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Nine years later, he has the same thing in Mike Pettine. The job is now held by Winston Moss, who was passed over by McCarthy in the defensive coordinator search. He spent the 2013 season as the Bills' defensive coordinator, His unit ranked 10th.

The blitz-heavy 3-4 scheme Pettine employs is similar to Capers', which should give the Packers defense a slightly easier time adjusting to his system. He was Green Bay's offensive coordinator from 2007 through 2011 before becoming the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.




Green Bay's defense has basically become a laughingstock over the last few seasons as team seem to be able to throw deep on them nearly at will in the third and fourth quarters of games. His defenses all finished in the top 10.

His one year in Buffalo was another top 10 finish. From there, he served several years as a head coach in high school football before taking a job with the Baltimore Ravens in 2002. None had any coordinator experience.

Vouching for Pettine to make a major impact in Green Bay, former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan had this to say.

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