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Cheese Curds, 1/7: Packers need to whittle down list after long weekend of interviews

It’s time to cut down the list of ten candidates to two or three after this weekend’s meetings.

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The Green Bay Packers held interviews with no fewer than seven head coach candidates this weekend, with team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst jetting all across the Eastern half of the US recently. From Green Bay to Boston to New Orleans and back, it was a busy weekend, but the results of the team’s interviews have so far stayed pretty quiet.

In the hours following the whirlwind tour, there have been no firm updates or news about the results of those interviews. However, one beat writer is sorting through the tea leaves and finds two individuals as the likeliest bets to get the job.

Given Murphy’s thoroughness, it should be no surprise if he wants to have the team’s top few candidates in for another round of interviews in order to make a final decision. In that case, he and Gutekunst need to move as quickly as they can, since seven other NFL teams are still working on their own hires. Of course, playoff schedules will complicate that, particularly if any of the Saints’ or Patriots’ coaches end up on the short list. If those teams win this weekend, the next chance to interview their coaches would be in the week following the conference championship games.

For now, expect the Packers’ top brass to spend this week deciding on their preferred candidates and reaching out about follow-ups. And stay tuned for any news here at APC.

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