Sometimes, blowing things up and starting over is the best way to move forward, and that’s basically what the Green Bay Packers did this offseason.
In a seismic level shift that almost never happens in Green Bay, the Packers dumped their general manager, their defensive coordinator and revamped their coaching staff. Although Mike McCarthy didn’t get fired, the Packers coach has already said that he’s almost going to pretend like he did, because he’s going to start everything over from scratch.
“This offseason resembles a Year 1 offseason,” McCarthy said on April 4, via ESPN.com. “Obviously the defense is going through that because they’re building a brand-new playbook, new coaching staff, new philosophy. There is some carryover from our old defense. But offensively, when you have the same offensive system for 12 years, you’re playing late into the playoffs, you usually turn the page and evaluate and just try to evolve off what you did last year. We’ve taken a totally different approach. We’ve gone back to Page 1 in the playbook.”
It’s also Year 1 for new general manager Brian Gutekunst, who’s taking over for Ted Thompson. In his first offseason on the job, Gutekunst has already made several splash signings, including Mo Wilkerson and Jimmy Graham.
As Gutekunst gets ready to head into his first draft with
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/packers-big-board-will-green-bay-take-a-cornerback-at-no-14-seven-options-ranked/
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