Packers promoting Adam Stenavich to offensive coordinator

The team could be losing both Luke Getsy and Justin Outten. 

From NFL Network: 

Neither Hackett wanting to take Stenavich nor Matt LaFleur wanting to keep him around are a surprise. The former Packers practice squad o-lineman has carved out stellar reputation given the work he's done his three years in Green Bay, especially this last season as Green Bay was forced to go deep into their bench along the offensive line. 

Stenavich was already somewhat involved in the formation of the Packers offense, given that we've heard both Aaron Rodgers and LaFleur mention specific plays that Steno came up with or suggested throughout the past few years. 

Losing Getsy sounds like a matter of when, not if. LaFleur could also potentially lose tight ends coach Justin Outten to Denver, which would be a significant loss. Outten may not get the publicity of some of the others on LaFleur's staff, but he's an extremely talented young up and coming coach who seems to really connect with his players

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BAMABADGER's picture

January 29, 2022 at 10:53 pm

Best news combination to have heard today would be Steno promoted to OC and Drayton shipped out on the rail. How incompetent of a coach do you need to be for MLF to fire you?

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dblbogey's picture

January 29, 2022 at 11:34 pm

I'll be shocked and pissed if Drayton doesn't get canned. We need to find the best ST coach available and pay him what it takes. I hope that's what they are looking for now.

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SanLobo's picture

January 30, 2022 at 07:50 am

So does LaFleur actually have the authority to hire/fire anyone? I don’t know? It seems like every press conference when he is asked a question about major actions/moves in the organization his answer is always, “Mark, Brian, and (sometimes Russ) I are all in agreement that we will…”. So I’m wondering exactly who’s the final decision maker on the OC and ST coach.

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Coldworld's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:29 am

This lack of transparency helps no one in the end and is inexcusable. That’s on Murphy and, to be honest just illustrates the failings of the Board and particularly the executive directors being essentially appointed at Murphy’s pleasure.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2022 at 10:02 am

I think the only reason they are waiting is out of respect for the man. Mo tried his best, yet his best wasn't good enough. We all know it. The whole country knows it, whether or not you're a Packers fan or not. That doesn't mean they have to humiliate the man by firing him immediately. They can afford to be compassionate and wait until the pain subsides a bit and quietly dismiss him so it isn't the number one news story in America. Timing is a thing.

Yes, we're all pissed our STs lost us yet another playoff game, but crushing a guy publicly isn't going to change anything.

Mo, I know you tried... Hoping you land on your feet.

Go Pack Go!

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flackcatcher's picture

January 31, 2022 at 01:51 pm

You could say that maybe two years ago on Murphy. (Not that I'm disagreeing at all) It just the Executive Committee made the move to cut Murphy out on the football side after the McCarthy firing. And the Board of Directors had a turnover the following year. But you're right, the lost of transparency is the biggest single factor in many of the problems on both the football side of the house and inside 1265. Next season is when all the bills come due for this organization. Aaron Rodgers may be the least of Gute worries.

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Crockett3663's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:46 am

My thinking regarding the delay in firing Drayton is because the Packers are looking at one or more ST coordinators still in the playoffs as a replacement, and are just playing a waiting game. I full expect Drayton to be fired by Valentine's Day at the latest.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2022 at 10:04 am

I hope this is the case.

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Crockett3663's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:46 am

My thinking regarding the delay in firing Drayton is because the Packers are looking at one or more ST coordinators still in the playoffs as a replacement, and are just playing a waiting game. I full expect Drayton to be fired by Valentine's Day at the latest.

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Crankbait's picture

January 30, 2022 at 11:44 am

This is what happens when you don't have an owner.
Not enough accountability.

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Barnacle's picture

January 30, 2022 at 04:26 am

If a head coach refuses to require either his OC, DC or ST coordinator to be NFL quality, should you retain that head coach?

Do you think up and coming young coaches would prefer a team that requires excellence in all three areas? It seems like we are losing talent from our strengths and stubbornly retaining glaring incompetence in our weakest area

Please fix STs before adverse selection drags down the whole team. STs caused an early out from the playoffs this year. What will it take to wake up MLF? Drayton is not NFL quality.

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croatpackfan's picture

January 30, 2022 at 08:35 am

Correction! The Diva caused an early out from the playoffs this year, last year and in 2014!

ST was just the cherry on the top!

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Barnacle's picture

January 30, 2022 at 03:19 pm

Good point Croat. For $47million Rodgers should have been good enough to overcome the ST deficiency.

However, Drayton did not earn his salary and never has at GB. The fans deserve better and MLF needs to focus on winning football games and not appeasing incompetent employees.

Sorry Mo, but the big leagues require big results.

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ironman3169's picture

January 31, 2022 at 05:14 am

I’m amazed that someone else has also realized this. It hasn’t always been the defense, it’s been the offense’s failure to produce points. When a team is built around the offense, it is the offense that must produce!

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jlc1's picture

January 31, 2022 at 07:50 pm

Is not true Croatpackfan. Very good drive by Liar to tie game, yes? Then never get ball back.

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stockholder's picture

January 30, 2022 at 07:28 am

Good move that had to happen. And now they need to get a QB coach who can help the youngsters. When Rodgers was in development. They cut the field in 1/2. Designed plays for him. And helped him escape the rush, with roll outs. That just wasn't obvious with the coaches that left.

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Coldworld's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:39 am

It’s fair point to the extent that I really don’t know what redounds to Getsy’s credit from the passing game this year. We got little to nothing from younger talent and regressed in complexity. Rodgers seemed to be less not more flexible. How much if that is on Getsy I have no idea, but I didn’t see what favored him being an obvious candidate for promotion based upon what I did see.

Of course we know very little about what each position coach brings in reality, but I’m somewhat shocked that the Bears saw him as a candidate to take over their offense and call plays. Hackett seems to have been the driver behind LaFleur to the extent anyone was.

Time will tell, but I think Stenavich’s contribution on the line, but also in the developing run game was the only one that suggested he might be a guy due a chance to do more. I’m happy with that. If I was a Bears fan I’d be a little concerned that Hackett preferred Stenavich and then our TE coach to Getsy apparently.

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Roadrunner23's picture

January 30, 2022 at 07:44 am

MO MUST GO!

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stockholder's picture

January 30, 2022 at 07:47 am

I would contact Tom Clements to see if he would like to come back and be their QB coach.

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Coldworld's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:40 am

It depends who our QBs are going to be.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2022 at 10:15 am

Not if he's a good Coach it doesn't. If Tom C. is a good Coach, bring him back if he's a fit.

By a good fit, I mean with MaLF and the offensive scheme. If Tom has knowledge of MaLF's scheme, he could viably Coach the QBs in that scheme. If he's not accustomed to the scheme, it would be difficult for any Coach to be effective until he learned the scheme to Coach it.

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stockholder's picture

January 30, 2022 at 10:37 am

I suggested Clements because he was Rodgers QB coach. He won't be fresh grasping at straws.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:46 pm

He was a hell-of-a-QB himself, long ago... (Just like me...) ;P Lol

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Guam's picture

January 30, 2022 at 08:42 am

Let's hope Stenavich is good at making in-game adjustments as MLF, Hackett and Getsy are not. MLF needs Stenavich to be a good complimentary coach, not a clone. Given the outstanding job Stenavich did with the O-line, I have high hopes for this hire!

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Coldworld's picture

January 30, 2022 at 09:42 am

One advantage of a guy like Stenavich is that he is coming from a run background. It might help balance thinking.

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 30, 2022 at 10:17 am

Have the Packers had a game in the last 20 years where they ran the ball "too much?"

I sure can't think of one.

I can think of plenty where they abandoned the run though...

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Qoojo's picture

January 30, 2022 at 11:18 am

How much of the perceived lack of adjustments is AR running his own plays because he sees something he doesn't like?

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RedRight49's picture

January 30, 2022 at 01:16 pm

Stenavich's O - Line bench magic this past season was one of the true diamonds - in - the - rough to emerge from this past season.

As an unheralded hire just a few years ago, Stenavich has earned the respect and admiration of most every Packers' fan for his ability to have 5 competent O-lineman in front of Aaron every game that for the most part kept 12 upright and likely to win another MVP.

He didn't accept injuries or illnesses as excuses for his O-Line to fail the team and throughout my memories of watching Packer's football I can't remember a position coach having to deal with so many starters and top back-ups down and out throughout a season.

He had to replace all pros, veterans and, a promising rookie with guys off the bench and the practice squad all season long and somehow he and Luke Butkus did a superb job of coaching 'em up for game day action.

Would love to know a bit more about how Stenavich came to be hired and kudos to whoever brought him into the organization.

This man earned his promotion!

GPG

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Turophile's picture

January 31, 2022 at 06:59 am

The penalty of having three consecutive 13 win seasons, is that your guys get poached and promoted. While it is painful to lose good coaches, it is a far better problem to have, than having coaches no-one else wants because they are average or worse.

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