New Offensive Coordinator Will Come From Within, Likely Clements

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Tom Clements

As we anticipated, the Green Bay Packers new offensive coordinator will most likely come from within the organization. Head coach Mike McCarthy said as much yesterday.

“As a staff we’ve prepared for it as far as expectations of Joe getting an opportunity,” McCarthy said. “Now it’s an opportunity for others on the staff to move up.”

We initially speculated the job could go to receivers coach Edgar Bennett. After serving as running backs coach, the Packers moved the former running back to receivers coach prior to last season, a clear sign they’re grooming him for an offensive coordinator role.

It now seems like quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is the front-runner to replace the departed Joe Philbin, who was named the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Clements was actually a candidate for the head coaching jobs at Penn State and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs’ job is still open.

Additionally, Clements has coordinating experience, serving as the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator from 2004-05.

As for Bennett, there has been speculation Philbin may hire him to be Miami’s offensive coordinator.

We fully expect the dominoes to begin falling in the next week.

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4 Comments on "New Offensive Coordinator Will Come From Within, Likely Clements"

  1. FrozenFanatic84

    I sure hope Edgar Bennett does not leave…he has been a great coach to the RB’s and WR’s!

  2. Nick

    I agree. What Bennett did last year with the RB’s was amazing. Honestly, Starks was enough to get us a SB victory. He also did a great job this year with the WRs. He is a solid coach that appears to be able to get guys to perform at a level well beyond their raw talents. Seems like he is a real players coach as well. I think he should get the shot at OC.

  3. DevilDon

    Yea, he’s done a great job with the receivers. Those butterfingered corps that’s among the best in the league.
    Bennett didn’t do shit for Starks. He was held out late last year because he didn’t have the practice habits remember? That’s coaching flaws right there my friend.
    Bennett might be a great guy and was a great player but that doesn’t necessarily translate into coaching material. Sorry!

  4. Nick

    You just made the point. Starks was a problem child that Bennett got focused and on the field to win us a f-ing SB. That is the definition of Coaching! Had Starks not played at all or left the team you would have a point.

    Second, you really want to blame Bennett for the drops. Catching of the football is taught in 5th grade level–not in the NFL. Players still have to perform.

    Finallly, go watch some game film and tell me if you can find better route running then what you saw this year. 90% of a WR coachs job is make sure recievers understand the offense and are in the right position at the right time.

    Apparently, you must think we had a offense that was out-of-position and had poor route running. Frankly, you must not know much about football.

    Our WR’s had over 5,000 yards recieving, 51 TD’s and only 1 fumble all year. What a poorly coached group. Dumb ass!

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