Packers Add Patrick Graham To Defensive Staff
The Green Bay Packers are bringing in another one of Ben McAdoo’s former assistants. After adding Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach, Mike McCarthy has added former New York Giants’ defensive line coach Patrick Graham.
It is yet to be revealed what Graham’s role will be.
#Packers are hiring former #Giants DL coach Patrick Graham. He may coach LBs. That’s what he coached with the #Patriots. Highly regarded young coach who got high recommendation from Ben McAdoo to Mike McCarthy.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) January 12, 2018
While the Packers have an opening at defensive line coach after parting ways with Mike Trgovac, we had been hearing they would also part ways with Winston Moss. He was the linebackers coach last season.
The addition of Graham suggests that still may happen. Both Moss and safeties coach Darren Perry interviewed for the Packers’ defensive coordinator position that went to Mike Pettine. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt was also in that group, but he was immediately promoted after Pettine was hired.
That’s a sign that McCarthy holds Whitt in high regard, but perhaps doesn’t mind if he loses Moss or Perry.
This could continue an interesting offseason of reshuffling the deck for the Packers.
Graham has been either the linebackers coach or defensive line coach of the New England Patriots starting in 2011. He coached the Giants’ defensive line from 2016-17.