With Mike Pettine tabbed to coordinate the defense, the Green Bay Packers have turned their attention to staffing position coaches. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, the team plans to interview New York Giants assistant Patrick Graham about a position on Pettine’s staff Wednesday.
Patrick offers 16 years of coaching experience, the last two of which have come as the Giants’ defensive line coach. His previous NFL experience came with the New England Patriots, rising from a defensive support role to coaching the defensive line and later linebackers. Patrick earned a championship ring as part of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX-winning staff.
Silverstein suggests the Packers have interest in Patrick as a linebackers coach, a position previously held by Winston Moss.
The Packers have several spots to fill on the defensive staff. The team fired assistants coaches Mike Trgovac and Scott McCurley after the season while Tim McGarigle and Jerry Montgomery left for positions elsewhere. It also remains unclear whether holdovers Joe Whitt Jr., Darren Perry, and others plan to stick around after Green Bay passed them over in their defensive coordinator search for Pettine.