Another Stock falls

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Mike Stock has decided he wants to retire…apparently. Read here for more. Something tells me that TT’s conversation with Stock was similar to the one he had with Favre before Favre “retired:

TT: Mike, we appreciate all you’ve done here. Man, gotta be honest though, you look like you’ve aged big-time over the last year and it couldn’t be more obvious that coaching has taken it’s toll on your life and your family. Don’t get me wrong though, we want you back. But if it were me, there’s no question that at 69, the golf course would be calling my name, as would grandkids and the wonderful opportunity to spend most of my free time with family that loves and cares for me and has supported my hectic coaching life for years. But that’s just me. It’s your call.

Stock: Fine, I’m done.

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9 Responses to “Another Stock falls”

  1. Cindy V Says:

    Since I’ve been calling for his head all season, I can’t say I’m surprised or disappointed. Any ideas who his replacement will be?

  2. The Choj Says:

    Stock ‘retires’ uh-huh, right….I wonder how long before any other shoes drop? Or will this one satisfy fans enough? I know I want Sanders to be gone too, but until it happens I will be skeptical that it will

  3. Trav Says:

    His ‘retirement’ sounds much like the situation a former co-worker was in years ago.

    VP: We have decided to make some changes to the organization. As a result, there are two options I have for you: 1) I have a severance package here for you to sign so you can pursue other employment; 2) if you want to stay with the company, you would need to take on another role, but the location of your job has changed. Would you and your family be open to moving to India for a lesser role and less money?

    Co-Worker: “Ummmm, yeah. So, let’s talk about that severance package.”

    Are PR moved like this (his retirement) what they brought Ari in to help handle? Regardless, time for some new blood and hopefully a return to a respectable special teams.

  4. Davek Says:

    I think this is the first shoe to drop. My gut tells me TT is on the phone talking to potentital DC’s right now. If they find a good one with interest they will dump Sanders and probably let the new guy shuffle/dump the remaining defensive staff as he wishes. I haven’t heard about any of the offensive coaches but you’d think that maybe a change in the offensive line coach may be a option given the poor line play this year.

  5. Cindy V Says:

    Isn’t the offensive line coach Campen? And wasn’t he the same guy that told Brett how to stick it to the Packers? He should be gone. The Journal Sentinel this morning ran the numbers on the players and it’s wasn’t pretty.

  6. The Choj Says:

    from profootballtalk.com

    PACKER MINI-PURGE COMING?
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 2, 2009, 9:04 p.m. EST

    Before we received word via e-mail from the Packers that special teams coordinator Mike Stock has retired, a reader asked us via e-mail if we’d caught wind of rumors that Stock and three other members of the team’s coaching staff were in danger of being relieved of their duties.

    So after hearing about Stock, we ran the rumors by a league source with knowledge of the dynamics of the team’s football operations. Though our source has heard nothing definitive, the source was aware of the rumors that Stock, defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, defensive ends coach Carl Hairston, and offensive line coach James Campen could be gone.

    Campen and Sanders were working with the team when coach Mike McCarthy was hired. Harison arrived with McCarthy in 2006.

  7. bucky Says:

    I think this is what I’ve been predicting for weeks, if not months.

    I’d like to take credit for being incredibly prescient, but really, it was a no-brainer.

  8. awhayes Says:

    Bucky – you were on that…prediction noted…nicely done.

    Interesting The Choj – jettisoning those coaches would make sense. I’m surprised we haven’t heard more re Campen’s having a tenuous job status.

  9. The Choj Says:

    yeah, to be perfectly honest I hadn’t even considered Campen as getting the boot before I read the that PFT blurb. For some reason my mind always just blamed the O-line players, Clifton etc., just playing poorly, but I can’t imagine the O-line could get much worse with a coaching change

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