Packers to hire Pettine as new DC

Packers to hire Pettine as new DC

Packers to hire Pettine as new DC

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.

The Browns hired Pettine as their head coach in 2014, but he lasted just two seasons in Cleveland. His last job in the National Football League was as Head Coach of the Browns and before that, he spent four seasons as defensive coordinator for the N.Y. Jets under Rex Ryan and one season in Buffalo as DC under Doug Marrone. His defenses with the Jets were first, third, fifth, and eighth, and his Bills defense was 10th in his lone season in Buffalo.

Nine years later, he has the same thing in Mike Pettine.

As a result, Pettine's potential hiring may have caused a ripple effect. He spent the 2013 season as the Bills' defensive coordinator, His unit ranked 10th. They had also had their eyes on Vic Fangio and Gus Bradley, but they didn't wait to interview them before deciding on Pettine for the job.

In looking to continue adding experience to his staff, head coach Mike McCarthy has now apparently settled on former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin to be his new offensive coordinator. They haven't finished in the top 10 since their Super Bowl-winning year in 2010.

McCarthy also interviewed three of Capers' defensive assistants for the job: linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt and safeties coach Darren Perry.

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