This will be the longest tenured coach the Packers are losing during this off season – he was also recently promoted to run game coordinator in 2018. Campen has roots with the Packers but he also has connections with Cleveland Browns GM and former Packer John Dorsey. As a 4th round pick by the Packers in the 1984 NFL Draft, Dorsey still holds the Packers team record with 35 special teams tackles in 1985. Campen has led many lineman from the Packers to become Pro Bowl selections. He will take the position of Associate Head Coach with the Cleveland Browns.
James Campen will become the Cleveland Browns associate head coach/offensive line coach, according to league sources. So the Packers are losing their longest-tenured assistant coach. New Packers coach Matt LaFleur will hire a new line coach. https://t.co/bbrYD46fUM
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) January 13, 2019
Campen’s bell has finally tolled. As fun as it is to make fun of the Cleveland Browns, they seem to be headed in the right direction relative to their past. We’ll see how well he adapts after such a long tenure with Green Bay.
The Browns gave Campen a title of associate head coach/offensive line coach. That tells me the Packers tried to keep Campen from leaving but couldn’t with the promotion provided by the Browns, and the resulting pay increase.
Good move by the Browns.
Some will disagree, but this is a loss for the Packers.
:)………..While reading the article i’m thinking to myself ” i see, they gave him a promotion in job title….Savvy.”
Then i scroll down and who else notices it……my man.
I should have already known it was there.
In other game news Howard….
What the hell was Philly thinking trying to get a play off quickly before the two minute warning? Were they trying to catch the Saints off guard? It’s funny how a decision made with 10 seconds to go, can end a team’s season.
I was pulling for a 2 minute Eagle/Foles victory. I think it would have happened.
I didn’t get a chance to see one play in that game. I had a choice to watch the early game or the late and I thought the early game would be more competitive. Shows what I know.
I plan on watching it later in the condensed version.
Hey, why don’t we all go to Cleveland? Everyone else in Green Bay is doing it. Probably to away from the mess created by GGT.
Yea…it’s definitely more than a coincidence. Cherry picking our staff for the last year. We should have picked up Dorsey after KC let him go. What do you think Murphy?
Fuck, my bad…That would have entailed Murphy making a decision on his own, before he had to be told to get rid of Ted.
My apologies people, i almost mistook Murphy for a man.
I don’t think there is a GM opening this year? Who is going to get Reggie McKenzie on board first for one year to help in this years draft. Packers, Seattle, Cleveland or none of the above.
I’ll go with none. I question how much clout McKenzie has in the NFL anymore.
Really hard to determine just how good or bad the Packers coaching staff had been. Reason being one Ted Thompson provided them with very little talent to work with. That being said, was Campen somewhat responsible for Bak being the best LT in the league? When healthy and in tact, Bulaga, Sitton, Lang and Lindsley were a solid group. Lately, due to injuries and Ted’s penchant for bringing in cheap replacements, it’s not likely this group will flourish regardless who’s coaching them. RG and RT should be on the wish list. Maybe God forbid and affordable FA with a track record.
This team needs an influx of talent all around….maybe the coaching will improve if some of the overpaid has beens are removed and we can lure some talented free agents to tropical Green Bay.
Overspend like we did with Reggie. God will tell them to come
Campen was a good coach. There were a few years where the Packers offensive line dropped to average, but in most years the Packers offensive line was considered one of the best lines in the league. Good offensive line coaches are very, very hard to find.
Nathaniel Hackett. Interesting hire. He is pretty well thought of, had a pretty shitty situation in Jacksonville
Don’t know who he is or what he’s about. What i do know is that he was fired by Jacksonville after losing 7 straight games in week 12 where they averaged 15 PPG during that stretch.
I don’t know
I guess to be fair, the Jags averaged under 10 PPG their last 5 games after the firing. Sounds like a hot mess down there anyway you look at it.
Two words…..Blake Fucking Bortles
OK, I added one!
Not that I want Matt LeFleur to fail, but this article has some interesting points to consider. It talks about the red flags that come with the new hire. Take them for what you will.
I will write a longer response when I have time. But the hastiness in which this hire was made throws a huge red flag.
Ok so here it goes. This whole process speaks of buffoonery. They gave the illusion of having a thorough search by interviewing 12 candidates or whatever. But didnt conduct second interviews? This guy is going to be your head coach for the rest of Rodgers years unless he totally bombs, which isn’t any better. McCarthy has his faults, but this mess starts at the top with Murphy. Completely neglected TT declining in health and his ability to do his job. For the better part of 6 years very little talent was added to supplement (and replace) the core of the team built from 2005-2010. I do have to wonder if LaFluer was their guy all along and they were just going through the motions. What a coincidence that he just happened to be the last interview and they were “so blown away” that they rushed into hiring him despite no other apparent interest from other teams.
Yeah, maybe Murphy is trying to take a page out of TT’s book by taking the guy that no one ever thought of, or wanted. If LeFleur doesn’t work out we can always convert him to OLB in about three years.
I tried to link an article in my message but I kept getting denied because it thought I was spam. The article is called The Many Red Flags of Matt LeFleur, on shepherdexpress.com. Not that I want or expect LeFleur to fail, but the article makes some interesting points. Take it for what you will. Point number 5 was titled “The Packers process was weird, and possibly dysfunctional” and it talks about managerial malpractice. That’s when you know they’re onto something.