Packers to hire Mike Pettine as DC

Packers to hire Mike Pettine as DC

Packers to hire Mike Pettine as DC

Prior to that job, he spent the previous five seasons as the defensive coordinator of Rex Ryan's New York Jets (2009-12) teams and the Buffalo Bills (2013). Pettine has sat out the last two seasons, but apparently is ready to coach again in 2018.

The Green Bay Packers are expected to hire Pettine, a former head coach of the Cleveland Browns, as Capers' replacement, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nine years later, he has the same thing in Mike Pettine. At that time, Ryan was Baltimore's defensive line coach and Pettine worked in the Ravens' video department, per the report. Vic Fangio, the Bears' defensive coordinator the last three seasons, had been in the running. Prior to that, however, Pettine was a successful defensive coordinator. That gives McCarthy continuity on defense, because it's similar to Capers' scheme. Pettine coached the Cleveland Browns to a 10-22 record before being replaced by Hue Jackson.

McCarthy will now have two former National Football League head coaches on his staff.

It was reported earlier in the week that Philbin was interviewing with his former team and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Philbin will be the new offensive coordinator.

McCarthy fired Capers after the Packers finished 7-9 and ranked 22nd in total defense. He previously served a number of coaching roles over seven years in New England, including as the Patriots linebackers coach and defensive line coach.

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