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McAdoo Named Quarterbacks Coach: A Look At The Decision

Ben McAdoo

The Green Bay Packers have promoted tight ends coach Ben McAdoo to quarterbacks coach. He replaces Tom Clements, who was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Although the promotion isn’t surprising — McAdoo is a Mike McCarthy guy, having worked with him in San Francisco and New Orleans — he still seems an odd choice for quarterbacks coach.

Not only hasn’t he played quarterback at the NFL level, he didn’t play in the NFL or college at all, as far as we can tell. The other thing that makes the promotion somewhat curious is the fact that Aaron Rodgers openly stated he preferred the team’s new quarterbacks coach have NFL quarterbacking experience.

Still, the Packers obviously think highly of McAdoo and so do others around the league. The team blocked a request by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, who wanted to interview him for their open offensive coordinator positions.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. iltarion February 8, 2012

    Though no one has talked about it, I am kind of excited to see what new wrinkles Tom Clements might bring to the offense.

    Clements had no NFL QB experience either. He played in the CFL.

  2. PackerBob February 8, 2012

    As the saying goes, those who can’t do, teach.

  3. Savage57 February 9, 2012

    First, the upside…

    The TE’s will now get a position coach that can teach them how to catch and block.

    The downside?

    AR’s passing stats next year are going to look Tebow-esque.

    C’mon, MM! Didn’t you learn your lesson with Bob Sanders?

    1. Ryan February 9, 2012

      If the above statement (AR’s passing stats next year are going to look Tebow-esque) is not sarcasm, you should be drug tested.

      That’s absurd.