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Charles Woodson, Others Pushing for Joe Whitt as DC

We don’t yet know who the Green Bay Packers are targeting to be their new defensive coordinator. We do know they’ll be taking a look at in-house candidates, however.

The internal leader would appear to be cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt. Former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson has pushed hard for Whitt to get the shot. Tramon Williams and Al Harris also appear to be on board with that idea.

People have criticized this line of thinking, saying that Whitt getting the job would be more of the same, i.e. no different than Dom Capers keeping the job. Woodson has consistently gone to bat for Whitt in the face of any criticism.

As far as internal candidates, Whitt has to be at the top of the list. It should also be noted that the Packers usually promote from within.

Whitt has developed and worked with a lot of good players at the cornerback position. It’s true the team hasn’t been strong at cornerback the past two seasons. However, injuries have definitely played a role.

Would Whitt be the same as Capers? I can’t imagine a scenario where that would be the case. A new, young coordinator will want to put his own stamp on the defense. And we do know that Whitt is quick to hold his guys accountable, something Capers never really did.

So if Whitt gets a chance, goes in and knocks it out of the park in the interview, then give him the damn job.

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  1. Pack Attack January 3, 2018

    If mcarthy is gonna be there for two more then what the hell. Im just happy somebody else will be calling the plays.

  2. Sal January 3, 2018

    I also thought Woodson would be a great addition to the defensive coaching staff one day. Maybe he’d fit right in to that open cornerbacks coach position if Whitt got the nod!

  3. KzooPackFan January 3, 2018

    Dilly dilly.

    If Charles F’n’ Woodson says someone would be a good coordinator I’m not about to dispute him. That man was not only a great player physically but cerebrally as well. He also played for a lot of different coaches. My guess is he knows more about this than I do.

  4. PF4L January 3, 2018

    So….We should promote Whitt to DC, but Keven Greene isn’t qualified because he’s only a position coach.?

    The problem with players recommending someone is, is it because they have what it takes, or is it simply because that person was very well liked? I’m thinking more often than not it’s the latter.

    My sorry ass uneducated opinion is…if your own handful of players can’t perform or know where to line up under your tutelage, why should we think you can oversee and run the whole defense?

    Sorry, not on board Charlie.

    Again, we need someone with passion, that can transfer to the defense, and i’m not talking about a single player who made a tackle, doing the “look at me” dance.

    When/if they ever throw a shut out, or hold a team in single digits…then start dancing.

    With Rodgers, we no longer have the luxury of time on our side anymore. They better get this right or they will be writing their own legacy, and most of it will be negative.

    “It’s time……”

    1. Howard January 3, 2018

      A Kevin Greene personality is a must. I think Greene would take himself out if offered. Greene would not want to be involved in any form after the Packers fired the guy that presented him at the hall of fame.

      That personality and desire is a requirement. I feel strongly to this day and all remaining days, If Greene was on the sideline for the last five minutes of the 2014 NFCC game the Packers would have been in the Super Bowl.

      1. PF4L January 3, 2018

        You make a good point Howard, as Greene felt very highly of Capers. Like he couldn’t praise him enough. The problems that Greene had with the Packers were with Ted Thompson. I listened to a very long interview with Greene, you could read between the lines he had a major problem with Ted.

        Kevin Greene is a cool dude and he is bad ass. I’d love him to come back.

        1. PF4L January 3, 2018

          You never know Howard, maybe he didn’t get along that great with McCarthy either. I don’t see McCarthy keeping on strong personality people. I think that clashes with his own personality. I think most of McCarthys assistants are meek.

          1. Howard January 3, 2018

            Agree with that 100%.

  5. Truth January 3, 2018

    I think Kevin Green got the Josh Sitton treatment. Or vice versa, whatever. They both had strong personalities that made Mccarthy or Thompson feel like the pussies they are.

    As for Whitt, I’m sure he is the opposite. A total “Yes Mr. McCarthy”. And for that reason I am positive he will be the next D-coordinator.

    “For those who point out that hayward is a 2x probowler now, Whitt was Hayward’s 1st position coach.”

    Soooo he failed to get the potential out of him that another coach did? Or Maybe Whitt actually did have a role in his development but was to afraid to speak up about the decision to let him walk.

    1. PF4L January 3, 2018

      Strong personalities huh?…I never thought of that.

      Good job.

      1. Truth January 3, 2018

        PersonaliTITIES

      2. Truth January 3, 2018

        Sorry pf4l didnt mean to echo your opinion.

        EVERYONE :
        AFTER READING OVER PF4L’s COMMENTS I HAVE DETERMINED THAT HE MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT THE SUBJECT’S PERSONALITY BEFORE I DID. IT WAS RUDE AND FOOLISH OF ME TO COMMENT BEFORE READING HIS COMMENT. I DID NOT INTEND TO STEAL ANY THUNDER AWAY FROM HIM. HE IS STILL THE ALPHA IN THE ROOM. HE IS THE TRUE ORIGINATOR OF ANY COMMON THEORY.

        1. Cheese January 3, 2018

          Lol…

          Maybe you could get a job working for Mike McCarthy. I’m sure he loves echo chambers.

          1. PF4L January 4, 2018

            No problem new guy, i’m sure it was just a coincidence…lol

          2. PF4L January 4, 2018

            00PS…MY BAD…..I MEANT……

            NO PROBLEM NEW GUY, I’M SURE IT WAS JUST A COINCIDENCE….LOL

    2. Empacador January 4, 2018

      Actually if anyone remembers a couple years ago when LaDarious Gunter was a rookie, Whitt said he wanted to play Gunter during some games but chickened out against his own intuition. I think he is exactly as you describe TRUTH, afraid to speak up which means he is McCarthy’s kind of assistant.

  6. Truth January 4, 2018

    I know what your up to

  7. Truth January 4, 2018

    Some things never change am I right?