Packers move on from OC Edgar Bennett, QBs coach Alex Van Pelt

  • Packers move on from OC Edgar Bennett, QBs coach Alex Van Pelt

Packers move on from OC Edgar Bennett, QBs coach Alex Van Pelt

Prior to their firings, Bennett was part of the Packers' coaching staff since 2001, while Van Pelt started with the team in 2012.

And even though he received a one-year extension last month, putting him under contract through the 2019 season, not even McCarthy is a sure thing to be coaching the team next season. Philbin was the Colts' offensive line coach last season.

The Packers have options on hand if they want to replace General Manager Ted Thompson from inside the organization and one of them will formally interview for the position on Thursday.

Head coach Mike McCarthy has already moved on from defensive coordinator Dom Capers, inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.

Green Bay was 4-1 when Rodgers was injured in a Week 6 clash with Minnesota and the team never recovered. The Packers lost wide receivers coach Luke Getsy to Mississippi State, where he'll be offensive coordinator and receivers coach, and Bennett coached the Packers' receivers from 2011 through 2014. "I love it here, I want to be here, but it has to fit for me, too", McCarthy said.

"But this is my professional responsibility, it's in my job description and I have to do what I feel gives the Green Bay Packers the best opportunity to win - to win it all in 2018".

Despite the clear injury-related reasons for the poorer performance, the Packers are making a bunch of changes to their offense this offseason.

Two sources said coach Mike McCarthy had chose to remove longtime assistant coach Edgar Bennett from the offensive coordinator position he had held since 2015. He was the offensive coordinator when the Packers won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. On a personal note, Ted's work ethic, humility and loyalty are almost unparalleled, and it has been one of the great honors of my life to work beside him.

McCarthy, who is fiercely loyal to his assistant coaches, doesn't often make wholesale changes to the staff. Will there be any more coaching changes? "We had a hell of a partnership for 12 years". "He cares about it, and when you see somebody who cares about it as much as Ben does, you can't help but have respect for the guy".

Needless to say, the Packers are not messing around. He'll remain with the team as senior adviser of football operations.