Mike Pettine to be Packers' defensive coordinator

Mike Pettine to be Packers' defensive coordinator

Mike Pettine to be Packers' defensive coordinator

Just hours after Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday night that the Packers hired Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Joe Philbin has returned to Green Bay as the Packers' offensive coordinator.

He went 10-22 in his two seasons in Cleveland. Prior to that, he led the Dolphins to a 24-28 record in parts of four seasons, from 2012 through the first four games of the 2015 season.

Philbin has an extensive history with the Packers.

The Packers figure to be on the short list of Super Bowl contenders when Rodgers is healthy, but they have won only one Lombardi Trophy since he became their primary quarterback in 2008.

The Green Bay Packers' coaching shake up is now about to come to a culmination. His Jets defenses ranked first, third, fifth and eighth.

However, as the Browns struggled to stay relevant in the AFC North Division race over the final five weeks of the 2014 regular season, they were outscored, 118-57, and fell to 7-9 after a 20-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in December of 2014.

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Whether Philbin will call the offensive plays in 2018 remains uncertain, as McCarthy has called the plays since 2015.

Pettine, who spent 2017 as a defensive consultant with the Seattle Seahawks, made a name for himself as Rex Ryan's protege with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Apart from Pettine, the Packers also interviewed three of Capers' assistants - linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt and safeties coach Darren Perry - for the job.

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