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.
This was Charles Woodson on the idea of Joe Whitt as #Packers defensive coordinator yesterday. Woodson, Al Harris, Tramon Williams all fans of his. And for those who point out how Casey Hayward is a two-time Pro Bowler now, his first NFL position coach was … Joe Whitt. https://t.co/TSHZrjPtx8
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.
You should care. Just bcuz Whitt has been there doesn’t mean it would be more of the same.
Bcuz Whitt is way more qualified
Have you paid attention to all of the different cornerbacks he’s had to coach due to injuries.
Every coach wanting to be coordinator or head coach has called plays already. They go over games constantly to see what they would do differently. Trust me he has prepared for the opportunity.. this I know
You ever heard of promotion
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.