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Tom Clements likely to become Packers’ next offensive coordinator

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The Green Bay Packers aren’t expected to go very far to find a replacement for offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who left to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Instead, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the expectation in Green Bay is that quarterbacks coach Tom Clements will replace Philbin.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, in offering a public congratulatory message to Philbin, suggested that he would prefer to promote a coach currently on the staff to take over for Philbin.

“Your first intent is to look within,” McCarthy said. “That’s where you start. But I don’t want to talk about that now. This is Joe’s moment. He deserves all the attention. You don’t replace people like Joe. I’m going to miss him personally a whole lot, forget as a professional. He’s someone I enjoy being around. He’s a great guy. This is a very good opportunity for him.”

It’s still possible that Clements, who has been identified as a candidate for the Buccaneers coaching vacancy, could leave to become a head coach, too. But if he doesn’t, he’s in line to get a promotion in Green Bay.

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14 Responses to “Tom Clements likely to become Packers’ next offensive coordinator”
  1. houndog50 says: Jan 21, 2012 6:35 PM

    If Clements isn’t going anywhere to be a HC it would be the obvious choice, but I’d also hate to lose Edgar Bennett! Bennett is an Up-n-comer, and a Packer!

  2. medtxpack says: Jan 21, 2012 7:25 PM

    I would love to see Clements move up. Our front office treats the coaches and players the same when it comes to development. Like Houndog50 says, Edgar Bennett is being groomed for OC one day as well….

  3. abninf says: Jan 21, 2012 7:48 PM

    Rob Lowe said this is false information. Take that to the bank.

  4. yettyskills says: Jan 21, 2012 7:50 PM

    Well great you Packer fans are set with Edgar Bennett so Clements can move on to Miami.

  5. beedubyatoo says: Jan 21, 2012 8:06 PM

    Green Bay is the gold standard of professional sports’ franchises.

  6. bigtganks says: Jan 21, 2012 8:11 PM

    C’mon mckenzie! Get on it!

  7. mdp3646 says: Jan 21, 2012 8:27 PM

    He is also mentioned as candidate for OC in pittsburgh

  8. queenlivekillers says: Jan 21, 2012 10:35 PM

    Could you find a better file photo for Clements, please?

  9. pdmjr says: Jan 21, 2012 10:48 PM

    He’s too old, besides doesn’t McCarthy call the plays

  10. phinfan says: Jan 22, 2012 12:10 AM

    If I were to get a promotion to OC in either Miami or Greenbay.. I’d chose greenbay too… statistically he would look prettier come next years coaching searches. Not knocking Miami-but Aaron Rodgers?! Come on – easy choice.

  11. packerhater says: Jan 22, 2012 2:12 AM

    Brad Childress is a much better fit.

  12. ronswansonsdinner says: Jan 22, 2012 2:25 AM

    JoeBucFan is disappointed if true.

  13. hodag54501 says: Jan 22, 2012 8:32 AM

    “He’s too old”, love that stuff. I guess only smart people are young(roll eyes). BTW-McCarthy calls the plays talking with the OC in constant communication.

    I suspect Aaron Rodgers will have some input on this. He credits Clements with his development.

    The Packers also might lose Winston Moss. I hope they lose Dom Capers. How can you have the league’s worst defense and keep the d-coordinator?

  14. vikescry1 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:23 PM

    he’s not going to pitts….

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