Sanders Gone

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This from the Nationalfootballpost.com (via Greg Bedard).

I think it was important to do this quickly.  Many teams are interviewing potential coaches and coordinators and there was a risk that by waiting the Packers could have lost potential coordinators just by being too late to the game.

I don’t think the Packers’ scheme was fatally flawed.  Remember, the Packers finished 11th in total defense last year.  But I do think it’s worth considering a switch to a 3-4 (given that many of the league’s top defenses are 3-4).  Greg Bedard mentions Mike Nolan — he’d be great.

More thoughts later.

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5 Responses to “Sanders Gone”

  1. Jim S. Says:

    If you go to a 3-4 what happens to Kampmann and Jenkins? I’m not opposed but the free agent route has to be a part of anything like this.

  2. Cindy V Says:

    Since I have been calling for his head for several weeks now so I’m not surprised or disappointed. I just wonder what took so long?

  3. The Choj Says:

    If McCarthy is as loyal as it appears that he is, I would expect Nolan to be hired any day now. And its a move i would be just fine with, and fine with Crennel or Mangini (but i doubt Mangini would happen)…Winston Moss is an interesting look, but I think new blood is a MUST

  4. DaveK Says:

    Forget about a new D.C. – We need a special ‘pad-level’ assistant. That needs to be ‘cleaned up’.

  5. DaveK Says:

    It looks like they fired the entire defensive coaching staff except Moss.

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/01/breaking-packers-continue-housecleaning/

    Maybe Moss wanted the staff cleaned out before he is named D.C.???

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