As surprising as it was that the Green Bay Packers dumped Edgar Bennett as offensive coordinator, maybe it shouldn’t be. Three familiar names are in play to replace Bennett.
They are former Packers’ offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who was the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line coach, former Packers’ quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who was the New York Giants’ head coach, and current Packers’ offensive line coach James Campen.
That’s an interesting mix.
Philbin was the Packers’ OC before being hired (and then fired) as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. McAdoo was relieved of his duties with the Giants with two games left in the 2017 season. Campen, who played for the Packers from 1989-93, has been with the team as a coach since 2004.
If you want a potential scenario where everyone is employed by the Packers, here it is.
Philbin is brought back as offensive coordinator. McAdoo is brought back as quarterbacks coach. Bennett returns to his previous role as receivers coach. Campen stays where he is.
Yes, we are hearing Bennett is not out of the mix, but he won’t return as offensive coordinator. That would fill all three of the Packers’ offensive coaching jobs.
And if you’re into past glory, check this out.
When the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2010, Philbin was the offensive coordinator, McAdoo was the tight ends coach, Bennett was the running backs coach and Campen was the offensive line coach.
That’s pretty close to what the lineup would be in 2018 if it happened.
Could this all possibly be a coincidence?
In a way I kinda feel sorry for Bennett. Been watching his rise from player to coach over the years and seems like he was well on his way to a HC position somewhere. Hope he continues to advance if not in Green Bay, perhaps somewhere else.
“Dude, we’re gettin’ the band back together!”
Lol, maybe they can sign Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, and Desmond Bishop while they’re at it.
I don’t know that I see Bennett coming back with a demotion