APP Podcast #22 - An Offseason of Upheaval
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February 15, 2018
Front Office changes: Ted Thompson - steps down as GM, re-assigned to head scout (whoopee-doo) Brian Gutekunst elevated to GM (44 years old, 19 year scout within the Packer organization) Russ Ball promoted to something else - sounds like window dressing New Reporting structure: Gutekunst, MM & Ball all report to Mark Murphy NOT A FAN AT ALL of this structure - makes no sense…have very bad feeling that Murphy is going to mess this up Coaching changes: McCarthy given token “1 year prove it” extension to his contract. This is just window dressing as no coach or GM goes into the last year of a contract as a lame duck Dom Capers - out as Defensive Coordinator - 5 years too late IMO Mike Trgovac (Dline) & Scott McCurley (LBs) fired from Capers’ staff didn’t understand the Trgovac firing - his unit did pretty well this past season Edgar Bennett not retained as OC, Alex Van Pelt contract not renewed (QB coach) Aaron Rodgers was not happy that Van Pelt was let go for whatever reason Mike Pettine hired as new DC…