Packers coaching changes: Who's in and who's out?

Keeping up to date with the reported changes to the Green Bay Packers coaching staff in 2024.

Let's keep up to date with what's going on with Matt LaFleur's coaching staff, shall we?

According to ESPN, Matt LaFleur and the Packers are hiring 9-year NFL veteran Sean Mannion as an assistant coach who will work with quarterbacks and the passing game. Mannion was a backup quarterback in Los Angeles for then Rams OC Matt LaFleur during the 2017 season.

The addition of Mannion has naturally had Packers fans asking about Tom Clements, the quarterbacks coach who has had a hand in tutoring Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and most recently Jordan Love.

Clements was brought out of retirement two years ago to reunite with Rodgers in what turned out to be the MVP QBs final year in Green Bay. After shepherding Love through his first season as the starter, it would be understandable if Clements decided to head back to a retirement he once described as enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset along with his dog. That would be tempting.

Thankfully for Packers fans, Tom Silverstein reports Clements will be returning as Green Bay’s quarterback’s coach. He’ll undoubtedly serve as a guide during Mannion’s transition into coaching.

On the defensive side of the ball, reports over the weekend indicated that the defensive coaching staff has been allowed to interview with other teams, with new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley be allowed to bring in his own staff.

In fact, one assistant has already interviewed for another position, with the Athletic reporting that defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery has interviewed with the New England Patriots to be part of new head coach Jerod Mayo’s staff. Montgomery was the longest-tenured of Green Bay’s assistant coaches, with the start of his Packers tenure beginning under former defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

In addition to Montgomery’s imminent departure, Packers defensive quality control coach Justin Hood is reuniting with former Packers defensive backs coach Jerry Gray In Atlanta, per Rob Demovsky.

These departure could be read as a signal that Hafley and LaFleur are looking for some new approaches and voices in the building as they look to improve on the defensive side of the ball.




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pack1487's picture

February 05, 2024 at 08:33 am

New voices are desperately needed. I hope to see more departures, especially since all indications show a new philosophy. The last thing you want when bringing in a new coach are leftovers who prefer things their way when it's been clear, their way hasn't been working for many years. You need everybody on the same page to accelerate buy-in amongst the players.

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Jeff Hayes's picture

February 05, 2024 at 11:28 am

Hopefully Mannion can get a little coaching lesson from Tom this year in case he does decide to retire. Barry was reluctant to change out his staff so maybe the run defense was on Montgomery and a new brain on that will get better. Here's to a top 3 defense in 2024/2025 and bringing the Lombardi home where it belongs!

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