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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Green Bay Packers have been making some interesting moves this off season most noticeable with their coaching staff. Long time Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers was let go and eventually replaced by Mike Pettine. That’s huge step back in terms of experience and it’s hard to believe that the Packers think this is the right course of action to improve their team. Even though Capers had been under fire for struggling the last couple of seasons he is still a much more accomplished coach than Mike Pettine. If you’re a Lions, Bears, or Vikings fan you have to be licking your chops at facing the Packers in 2018 and it seems like these moves will ultimately spell the end of Aaron Rodgers’ time in Green Bay. Rodgers isn’t going to waste his talents sitting around while this organization drives itself into the ground. Rodgers’ contract expires in 2019 and if these moves deliver the results we expect there’s a good chance he will choose to play elsewhere when his deal expires. The defensive side of the ball isn’t the only area of this team in question either. Green Bay hired Joe Philbin to come in and get the offensive xs and os back on track. Philbin posted a 24-28 record during his time as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, while Pettine compiled a 10-22 record as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Capers alone had 48 wins as a head coach plus a playoff victory so that right there tells you these two guys can’t replace the departure of one of the greatest defensive minds this league has ever seen (Capers). Mike McCarthy will be the coach of the Packers this upcoming season but don’t expect him to be in Wisconsin beyond that. Cheesehead nation has been strong for so long but we are finally seeing the fall of this historic franchise.
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