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Joe Philbin Will Reportedly Return to Packers

We didn’t get the wide receivers coach right, but it looks like we will get the offensive coordinator right. Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator and Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will reportedly return to the team.

Although the role hasn’t specifically been defined, it sounds like it’s offensive coordinator. That job became open when coach Mike McCarthy fired Edgar Bennett. The team’s quarterbacks coach job is also open. However, offensive coordinator is the obvious spot for Philbin.

He served in that role with the Packers from 2007-11. Philbin served as the Dolphins coach from 2012-15, where he went 24-28. For the past two seasons, Philbin has been the assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Their coach, Chuck Pagano, was fired on Sunday.

While a lot of people will say “more of the same” from the Packers, it should be noted that Philbin was the team’s offensive coordinator when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. Also notable is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers loves Philbin. Rodgers has spoken glowingly about Philbin’s work ethic and leadership.

Of course, McCarthy will continue calling plays.

The Packers still have a quarterbacks coach opening to fill on offense. We predicted that would go to former New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo. There are multiple openings to fill on the defensive coaching staff, including defensive coordinator. The Packers appear to be waiting for Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to become available, which will happen on Tuesday. However, there are rumors that in-house candidate, safeties coach Darren Perry is the leading candidate.

We shall see. At least the Packers appear to be looking outside of the organization to fill their vacancies.

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. Bobby D January 6, 2018

    Doesn’t matter who fills the coaching slots if the personnel sucks. That’s been exposed this year. If we don’t fill the holes on this shit roster via an occasional FA signing and playmakers from the draft for a change, it’s gonna be the same old shit. Wheel and fucking deal a little while Rodgers is alive!

  2. PF4L January 6, 2018

    If…McCarthy wants to leave, if Ball is named GM, wouldn’t it be prudent to wait a week?

    But then again…even if McCarthy’s threat to leave is true, and Ball is named GM…i would call bullshit on McCarthy leaving anyway.

  3. PF4L January 6, 2018

    So were getting the offensive line coach of the Colts. Has anyone seen the offensive line perform on that Colts team?

    Not pretty.

    1. Kato January 6, 2018

      In Philbins defense, he had to deal with a GM that’s been worse than Thompson in recent years in Ryan Grigson.

    2. Truth January 6, 2018

      Worse than the WRs?

    3. Skinny January 6, 2018

      True. The fact we are raiding the Colts staff is comical. I would have called Favre as a joke before calling any coach with the Colts. Philbin is severely overrated. Hes an ass kisser not a ass kicker. Big difference. God this sucks.

  4. FTS January 6, 2018

    So we’re hiring the colts WR and OL coaches. Are we going to hire their DC as well?

  5. MJ January 6, 2018

    Philbin could star in a WW2 movie as a German general.

    1. Truth January 7, 2018

      Colonel Klink

    2. Icebowl January 7, 2018

      I know nusssssing

  6. Drater January 7, 2018

    a coaching staff full of re-treads…yawn

  7. Savage57 January 7, 2018


    Add an option to the comments section to either post an original thought or choose a preloaded check box which reads, “Everything the Packers do sucks and is wrong. I could run/GM/coach this team better than any of these assholes.” You could also add a drop down menu offering choices for how long someone’s been crying at the wind, giving them a choice of 5, 4, 3, 2 years, etc., so the ones with the tightest knots in their underwear can lay first claim to omniscience and tout their primacy.

    It’ll be a real time saver.

  8. V January 7, 2018

    Darren Perry? Really? A guy who can’t even coach up the players he’s given? I’d prefer a new outside the organization DC personally. That side of the ball needs to have a fresh face leading it. Simplify the defense scheme so players can just pin their ears back and make plays.