Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Packers promote Joe Whitt to defensive passing game coordinator

Packers promote Joe Whitt to defensive passing game coordinator

The Packers had a long list of candidates interviewing for the DC position but after a chat with former Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday night it appears the search has quickly come to an end.

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. Pettine has sat out the last two seasons, but apparently is ready to coach again in 2018.

Mike Pettine, now 51 years old, wasn't employed by an National Football League team in 2017 but he did spend the season with the Seattle Seahawks studying their defense. Capers had not finished with a top-10 defense since the Packers' Super Bowl season of 2010, when it ranked fifth.

He is a Ryan disciple, mostly running schemes out of a 3-4, so the Packers should have the personnel for that.

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Graham spent the last two years as the Giants defensive line coach.

According to the Journal Sentinel, McCarthy was interested in Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for the opening, but Fangio apparently is staying put after Matt Nagy was hired away from the Kansas City Chiefs as Chicago's head coach.

Philbin also served a four-year stint as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. The Packers also fired assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley.

Defensive line assistant Jerry Montgomery is leaving the Packers after three years to go back to the college ranks and coach the defensive line at Texas A&M.

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