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    elaine95 at 6/11/2019 7:48:20 PM
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The team will still round out its staff with a few other assistant coaches, likely including a special teams assistant and several quality control coaches, but all of the primary position coaches and coordinators are finally locked in.Expect the Packers to formally announce the hire soon.Mennenga worked for Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine in Cleveland, serving as the Browns’ assistant special teams coach before, during, and after Pettine’s two-year tenure in 2014-15. That connection likely played a role in him being on LaFleur’s radar, though another link exists from that same period: LaFleur’s former boss and colleague Kyle Shanahan was Pettine’s offensive coordinator in 2014. Either or both of those men may have recommended Mennenga for the job.Despite having just one year of experience as a special teams coordinator — and doing so at Vanderbilt University — the Packers will count on Mennenga to lead a massive turnaround in the third phase of the game. Ron Zook’s units finished dead last in Rick Gosselin’s annual special teams rankings in 2018, which was a primary reason the team let him walk. Hopefully Mennenga can indeed lead a rebound as the Packers try to get back to playoff contention. Matt LaFleur’s hiring in Green Bay has drawn Sean McVay jokes and criticism for relying on such an unproven coach. But very similar coaches have recently succeeded in a major way."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCSTShareTweetShareSharePackers have recent NFL history on their side with a pedigreed coach from a trendy systemKyle Shanahan represents a model for recent NFL coaching hires that have worked out, while others flail away. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY SportsWhen it comes to head coaches, NFL teams have a type. Nearly every head coaching hire these days comes from one of two buckets: retread former head coaches and up-and-coming offensive minds, usually from pedigree programs and prestige systems (see: LaFleur [url=http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-davon-house-jersey]http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-davon-house-jersey[/url] , Matt). In other words, it’s the guys who work or worked on offense for Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, etc, and the guys who consistently lost to Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, etc. There will be the aberration from time to time. Brian Flores in Miami. Vic Fangio in Denver. And thousands of words have been written with thousands more tweeted about finding the next Sean McVay. These are jokes, considered pejorative for teams foolish enough to believe they can catch lightning in a bottle with a respected coach’s protege. But the joke is on them. Recent NFL history shows that while teams generally aren’t very good at finding coaching talent, when they hire first-time coaches with an offensive background in these prestige systems—the trendy hire—they’re successful. Other types of hires have had a much worse hit rate. Seven new coaches found homes before the 2018 season. Easily the best two fall into the above category: Frank Reich and Matt Nagy, with Reich not even coming in first on the Colts’ preferred coaching list. The other five guys: Pat Shurmur (retread), Steve Wilks (defense) [url=http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-tramon-williams-jersey]Womens Tramon Williams Jersey[/url] , Matt Patricia (defense), Mike Vrabel (defense), and Jon Gruden (retread) combined for zero playoff appearances, with Wilks losing his job after just one season. Patricia may have been close as well. Reich came from the Doug Pederson’s staff, and he in turn came from the Andy Reid staff. Nagy came from Andy Reid’s staff. You know, the same Andy Reid preparing to host the AFC Championship Game as the favorite. That’s not a coincidence.The year before looks very similar, except with more offensive coaches. At this point, it’s pretty clear the two best hires were Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, each from the Mike Shanahan tree. McVay is playing Sunday, while Shanahan took Matt Ryan to the Super Bowl as OC before finding a way to make something called a Nick Mullens look like an NFL quarterback.The 49ers haven’t had success as a team yet but almost no one blames that on Shanahan. His ability to maximize talent already shines through. Also hired in that cycle: Anthony Lynn (offense, non-pedigree), Vance Joseph (defense), Sean McDermott (defense) [url=http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-quinten-rollins-jersey]Quinten Rollins Jersey White[/url] , Doug Marrone (retread). Someone will have to explain to me as if I’m five years old why the 2016-17 Bills deserved to have two coaches become head coaches. 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Going back even further, not a single coached hired in the 2015 cycle remains employed with that team, but Gary Kubiak (Shanahan tree) won a Super Bowl with the Broncos while Rex Ryan (retread), Todd Bowles (defense), John Fox (retread), Jim Tomsula (LOL) [url=http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-marquez-valdes-scantling-jersey]Womens Marquez Valdes-Scantling Jersey[/url] , Jack Del Rio (retread), never made significant progress with their teams and all got the axe. In fact, only Bowles even made it to
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