Packers Expected To Bring Back Joe Philbin

Prior to what amounted to a failed stint coaching the Dolphins, Joe Philbin operated as the Packers’ offensive coordinator. It looks like he will be headed back to Green Bay for a similar role.

The Packers are expected to rehire Philbin as a key member of their offensive staff, Rob Demovsky of reports. While Philbin might not be given the title of offensive coordinator, Demovsky notes the former Green Bay assistant would assume many of the duties commonly associated with that title. Mike McCarthy will keep play-calling responsibilities, Demovsky reports.

Ian Rapoport of tweets Philbin will be interviewed by his former organization soon, so signs are pointing toward a reunion between the 56-year-old coach and his longest-tenured NFL employer. Philbin coached with the Packers from 2003-11, comprising part of Mike Sherman and McCarthy’s staffs during that span. He was the Green Bay OC from 2007-11. Philbin spent the past two seasons working as the Colts’ offensive line coach.

The Packers are currently filling out their offensive and defensive staffs amid a substantial overhaul. Offensively, the team dismissed OC Edgar Bennett, and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt let his contract expire to pursue other possible opportunities, Demovsky notes. Wideouts coach Luke Getsy took a job at Mississippi State.

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  1. 11Bravo

    Great move! Now promote Wolf and hire Fangio and bring the Lombardi trophy back home!

    • cubsbearsbulls2018

      Fangio isn’t going to Green Bay. The Bears will pay him to stay.

      • 11Bravo

        Highly doubt they’ll hire a defensive minded coach after investing so much in Trubisky. They’ll hire Shurmur or McDaniels who were previously offensive coordinators.


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