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Luke Getsy: One Key to Packers’ Passing Game Resurgence

Many have noted the rapid rise of the Green Bay Packers’ new wide receivers coach, Luke Getsy. At 32, this is his seventh coaching job since his first college assignment at age 24.

He obviously has the head coach’s confidence, as Mike McCarthy assigned him his new duties shortly after last season ended. He had served as the Packers’ offensive quality control coach for the last two years.

The move remedied one of the biggest errors of the 2015 season. The Packers went into that season with one person — Alex Van Pelt — trying to coach two positions — quarterback and receiver. In theory, the move was supposed to bring the two groups closer together. In practice, it appears the receivers suffered from lack of attention.

So Getsy will have multiple challenges, but with them come opportunities to excel and continue his meteoric coaching ascension.

Consider this. The Packers have two receivers — Jorday Nelson and Ty Montgomery — who are coming back from serious injuries. There are two young receivers — Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis — who showed last year they merit more playing time. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams are seeking redemption after mediocre seasons and Trevor Davis presents the Packers with its first classic sprinter receiver (at 6’1’ and 188 pounds) in recent memory.

It’s largely up to Getsy to get all these parts working smoothly. Even more difficult, he’ll be providing input on who should get precious playing time, when, and how much.

If the Packers’ passing game returns to form, Getsy will get, and undoubtedly deserve, some of the credit.

Rob Born

Smart drafters don’t select the best available players, they fill a team’s positions of greatest need.



  1. Draymond Green July 3, 2016

    Nobody cares I am going to play better than the Packers. The Packers offense is trash. If anyone thinks the offense will be good this year you are a fucking retard. If you say it will be good, I will kick you in the balls. Me, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson will play better than the Packers.

    1. Nitschke's Fist July 3, 2016

      STAY AWAY!
      You represent a cancerous viewpoint. To challenge someone to a reauschambeaux is close to chivalry. But to insist on just kicking nads all over the place tells the world you have a facination with the part of anatomy that is both most vulnerable and bean sized. Like your brain. Packers fans only please.

  2. Pack Attack July 4, 2016

    Just like you played better than Bron? Get the fuck outta here

    1. Draymond Green July 4, 2016

      Yes I played better than Bron Bron Pack Attack. Guess what, Durant just joined our team. Wait till I beat the fuck out of you Pack Attack. You should go cheer for the Warriors dickball. I can’t wait to kick Lebron James and Russell Westbrook in the balls when we come to Cleveland and OKC. The Warriors will go 74-8 and play better than the Packers. KD joined me, Steph, and Klay nigga. WTF are you talkin bout. THE WARRIORS WILL PLAY BETTER THAN THE PACKERS WE WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE Pack Attack.

      1. PF4L July 4, 2016

        Is it just me, or does this dude come off like a 13 year old boy who’s pissed off because the warriors lost after being up 3-1, and he doesn’t know who is daddy is? I just don’t think your grandma’s doin a really good job raisin you…nigga.

        1. Draymond Green July 4, 2016

          PF4L, I am talking to Pack Attack you retard and I am not 13 years old. Pack Attack, Ted Thompson is great. He is the greatest GM of all fucking time. Pack Attack, you are a retard our 73-9 Warriors are the best team of all time I play better than Lebron James and Pack Attack, you better fucking reply because Ted Thompson is so great man.

  3. Nitschke's Fist July 4, 2016

    DG do you understand this is a football fan website? In your world it seems like football and basketball are played in the same arena.
    The warriors are currently a very good team – IN BASKETBALL!!!

    1. Draymond Green July 4, 2016

      This website is my arena, just like Oracle Arena. Pack Attack needs to eat a bowl of syrup and stick it in his mouth. Pack Attack Ted Thompson is great.

      1. Tucson Packer July 5, 2016

        Your arena is your moms basement. I know because yet again last night she wanted me to try and keep it down while her and I went at it in my arena, your mother’s bedroom.

        1. Draymond Green July 5, 2016

          Liar, my arena is Oracle Arena, not the basement.

          1. Stephen Curry July 5, 2016

            Oh man Dray cmon you best stop frontin son, you kno bof me an dat Tucson kid been tag teamin yo ma’ma when you down in that ther basement yes sir

          2. Draymond Green July 5, 2016

            Stephen Curry, our arena is Oracle Arena bro. Whatever Tucson Packer and Pack Attack are retarded. We will play better than Green Bay’s offense bro trust me we will go 72-10 you know that Steph Curry we will win the NBA finals and Kevin Durant joined us. Hey Steph bro, are u and Klay ready to give Kevin Durant the ring and win the NBA Finals. I’m ready man. How bout you Steph?

  4. Packers fan July 5, 2016

    I think another reason receivers could not get open is because we did not have a real receivers coach. That might be another reason the passing game was ranked 25th. I expect the passing game to be better and if it is, expect a 12-4 season.

  5. Stephen Curry July 5, 2016

    @My man DRAY look bro you da 1 lookin retarded!! Get back to practice fool kase u 4got trollin yo ass over in this B wut ru 14 smh

    1. Draymond Green July 5, 2016

      Steph, I am your teammate don’t u dare call your own teammate a fool or retarded. Are u ready for us to bring KD a trophy? I am the real Draymond Green.

      1. Stephen Curry July 6, 2016

        I dnt get u bro actin lik a kid on tv kickn peeps nuts is wack enuff but now u still tryn act hard on the webz by trollin er lik a tool?!? smhSMH