The Green Bay Packers declared on Friday night that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine won’t return, and that special-teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga was excused.
Aaron Rodgers was correct.
At the point when the Packers quarterback said following Sunday’s misfortune to the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship that “[a] lot of guys futures that are, you know, uncertain, myself included,” Rodgers could possibly have been alluding to two of the group’s three organizers. After five days, two of the group’s three organizers are no more.
Mentor Matt LaFleur initially kept Pettine, who had been recruited by previous mentor Mike McCarthy in 2018. Pettine’s three-year contract lapsed, and Pettine won’t be back.
“We want to thank Mike for his commitment to the Packers for the last three seasons,” LaFleur said in a statement. “He was an important part of our success. As a first-time head coach, he was also an invaluable resource for us during our time together.”
Pettine’s goose was cooked by that pivotal guarded approach the play toward the finish of the primary portion of Sunday’s down, which brought about the Buccaneers scoring a far-fetched score. Pettine had just a single security profound, and the cornerbacks were playing what mentors call “inside leverage,” permitting the recipients to get to the sideline for improved field position or, on account of Bucs beneficiary Scotty Miller, show right to Packers cornerback Kevin King.
“It was man coverage,” LaFleur said after the game. “Definitely not the right call for the situation, and you can’t do stuff like that against a good football team and expect to win.”
LaFleur is correct, however LaFleur likewise might have overruled the call; he’s the head coach. Also, despite the fact that he’s a hostile master, no lead trainer ought to relinquish obligation regarding the side of the ball on which he didn’t make his name.