The Green Bay Packers have finally named a dedicated wide receivers coach.
That was the big news from Wednesday evening in Green Bay, as the team put out a press release detailing the changes to the coaching staff. To nobody's surprise, there were no changes on the defensive side of the ball, but the offense has undergone a pretty thorough retooling.
Luke Getsy's promotion from offensive quality control coach to wide receivers coach is a welcome one for Packers fans who felt that Alex Van Pelt's sharing of his duties between quarterbacks and receivers led to the latter unit's struggles. Getsy, a former quarterback, coached receivers at Western Michigan University before landing in Green Bay.
Check out that news, some comments from McCarthy, and much more about the coaching changes and more in today's curds.
Packers finalize coaching staff | Packers.com
The hirings of Ben Sirmans, Brian Angelichio, and Ejiro Evero were officially announced on Wednesday, as was Getsy's promotion.
Mike McCarthy talks coaching changes | Packers.com
Getsy's promotion is arguably the biggest news, as it takes the responsibility of coaching wide receivers off of Alex Van Pelt's plate. McCarthy acknowledged that the team "did not hit the target" as far as their coaching goals a year ago.
Challenges persist with McCarthy calling plays | Packersnews.com
Former Ravens head coach Brian Billick knows the struggle that Mike McCarthy went through in 2015 when he gave up, then ultimately retook playcalling duties, and Billick discusses the concerns that he will need to address this offseason.
Green Bay Packers long-snapper Brett Goode ready for the unknown - ESPN
Goode earned the job in 2008 following a torn ACL to the Packers' prospective long-snapper, and now he might lose his own job for the same reason.
Packers calendar: Jayrone Elliott continues externship | 247sports.com
Elliott is cultivating his off-the-field interests and experiences with this program put on by the NFLPA, and his position will have him working with the athletic department at Arizona State University.
Patriots LB Jerod Mayo announces retirement at 29 - SBNation.com
Mayo has ended each of the last three seasons on injured reserve. Mayo had been facing the prospect of being cut or restructed for cap reasons after eight years in the NFL, all in New England.