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12 minutes ago, Arthur Penske said:

 

DB coach Gray convinces King to play inside technique on 4th down, which gets Pettine and King both run out of town while Gray is promoted to DC.  That's some Machiavellian **** right there.

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PackersWire -

It could have been very easy for Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur to stick with the status quo after going 26-6 and making two NFC title games during his first two seasons.

Instead, LaFleur is shaking up the leadership within his coaching staff in a clear commitment to getting better.

The Packers moved on from special teams coach Shawn Mennenga and will do the same with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, according to reports from several media outlets.

Had he returned, Pettine would have entered his fourth season as the Packers defensive coordinator and third under LaFleur, preserving continuity and providing the opportunity for more discernible improvement under the same scheme. The improvement late in 2020, the knowledge base of the players in the system and Pettine’s experience as both a coordinator and head coach provided incentive for LaFleur to give him another shot.

Credit LaFleur for taking the risk. This isn’t change for the sake of change. This is change based on getting better and getting over the hump after back-to-back failures on the doorstep of the Super Bowl.

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Peter Bukowski -  The Packers DC job is better than every DC job that was available for new head coaches to fill based on situation and talent. The right coach could legitimately win a Super Bowl in Year 1 and has plenty of foundational pieces to use.

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19 minutes ago, Mazrimiv said:

DB coach Gray convinces King to play inside technique on 4th down, which gets Pettine and King both run out of town while Gray is promoted to DC.  That's some Machiavellian **** right there.

Somebody needs to set you straight on how the real world works....

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56 minutes ago, Packerraymond said:

Bad is definitely harsh for Pettine. He was OK. Just not enough to overcome the problem we keep facing in the playoffs where if the offense isn't perfect, we lose.

Brady had 3 INTs and 3 completions in the 2nd half going into the final drive. We'd be losing by 31 if Aaron ever did that.

I just never cared for his passive/reactionary defenses.  Most of the better defenses today set the tone, not the other way around.

You never want to see a guy lose his job on a personal level but it was time to make a change.

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