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Report: Alex Van Pelt to remain in Green Bay as quarterbacks coach

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There have been reports that the Browns would be interested in hiring Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt as their offensive coordinator if they hired Mike Pettine as their head coach.

Pettine was named the new head coach of the Browns on Thursday, but it doesn’t look like Van Pelt will be making the move from Wisconsin to Ohio. Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that Van Pelt will remain in Green Bay and take over for Ben McAdoo, who is now the Giants’ offensive coordinator, as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

Van Pelt was a quarterback in his playing days, spending most of his NFL time with Buffalo, and has served as a quarterbacks coach for the Bills and Buccaneers before joining the Packers staff. Van Pelt has a year left on his deal, so the Packers are not required to permit him to interview for an offensive coordinator job.

It’s not known who else might be on the Browns’ radar for the offensive coordinator position, although they’ll likely move a bit quicker than they did during their search for a head coach.

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25 Responses to “Report: Alex Van Pelt to remain in Green Bay as quarterbacks coach”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 23, 2014 4:33 PM

    Great move. Alex is awesome. And this frees up a spot for Edgar Bennett to slide into the RBs coaching position. Win Win.

  2. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 4:36 PM

    Lucy Van Pelt has been hired to coach the holder on field goals.

  3. thepftpoet says: Jan 23, 2014 4:41 PM

    This is when you know Alex Van

  4. thepftpoet says: Jan 23, 2014 4:42 PM

    Poor Alex Van Pelt.

    You know something terrible must be going on in his life for him to stay with this hapless team.

    Maybe it’s that Green Bay brainwashing Greg Jennings was talking about.

    Most people would rather work at McDonald’s than this.

    He’s hit rock bottom

  5. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 4:44 PM

    And Linus Van Pelt has been hired to test the wind direction by holding his wet thumb in the air.

  6. calhounlambeau says: Jan 23, 2014 4:53 PM

    Gerb, Edgar Bennett was promoted from RB coach to WR coach so why would he go back?

  7. uwsptke says: Jan 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    Bennett was already the RB coach before being promoted to WR coach. I know of another former RB that still lives in town that would love the job – Ahman Green.

  8. uwsptke says: Jan 23, 2014 5:01 PM

    Ahman Green.

  9. djshnooks says: Jan 23, 2014 5:04 PM

    Good thing for Pettine…Alex Van Pelt is nothing more than a positional coach.

    He was a terrible Offensive Coordinator.

  10. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 5:15 PM

    And Rerun Van Pelt was hired to help determine if a replay review is necessary.

  11. frank booth says: Jan 23, 2014 5:39 PM

    I thought the Vikings quarterback coach did a fantastic job with Christine Ponder, Matt Cassel, and Josh Freeman.

    Everything will be magically great now with fossil Norv Turner stepping in as DC. Good thing the Vikings snapped him up before the Browns did. There are good reasons why he was available.

    I’m not a Packer fan, but I can’t figure out why the whining Viking fans are so focused on the Packers. Typical Viking fans- squawking about everyone else while their team is below .500- The Viking fan inferiority complex always gets the best of them.

    And if you were going to rag on the Packers, you’d think that the Viking fans could at least come up with some good stuff.

    Have fun at TCF. And enjoy those high priced tickets in the new place. The Metrodump was built on a dime- Wait until they pass along the costs of the new stadium down to Viking fans.
    Minnesota fans are fickle. In the second year of Target Field, as the novelty wore off, attendance dropped by 10%.

  12. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Jan 23, 2014 5:45 PM

    I wonder what Scott thinks?

  13. ajgreenhof says: Jan 23, 2014 5:56 PM

    I honestly thought that was the Mike McCarthy with a beard.

  14. guiness17 says: Jan 23, 2014 5:56 PM

    Bennett’s next move will be interesting. He’s done well with the assignments he’s had so far, what’s the next step up for him? Is his next move to OC or does he move to another positional coach?

  15. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 23, 2014 6:02 PM

    Alex van Pudge is more like it. Must be learning lots from “Couch” McCarthy.

  16. mackcarrington says: Jan 23, 2014 6:03 PM

    Does anybody else recall Van Pelt being the “heir apparent” to Jim kelly?

  17. gbmickey says: Jan 23, 2014 6:50 PM

    Northstar he is learning how to be a successful coach from someone who has dominated the division and has even won a Super Bowl. Two things that are very foreign to any viking coaches and fans as you proved here.

  18. dahmergeinteam says: Jan 23, 2014 7:11 PM

    Alex Van Pelt covers everything very well, he is good for what he does provide, and he is very versatile, but he’s a bit shady.

  19. GenXJay says: Jan 23, 2014 7:31 PM

    Unfortunate.
    Coach Greene was the only one with a successful off season thus far. The rest are subjected to continuous moronic brainwashing.

  20. musketmaniac says: Jan 23, 2014 7:53 PM

    grafton wv, boy still doing well don’t count him out those west Virginia coaches are doing well everywhere

  21. indycheezhed says: Jan 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    It’s funny how Viking fan has to revert to trying to belittle Packer fans and the Packers coaches since they can’t argue football…SCORE BOARD!

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:02 PM

    Working with a Superbowl MVP like Aaron Rodgers.

    Working with a Superbowl winning coach like Mike McCarthy.

    Working with a Superbowl winning GM like Ted Thompson.

    Working for the NFL record 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

    I’m sure anyone would choose being QB coach of the Packers over being head coach of the hapless and tasteless last place Vikings.

  23. diveleft says: Jan 23, 2014 11:25 PM

    Is that a picture of Van Pelt or a stock photo of the typical Packer rube?

  24. 52lightsxout52 says: Jan 24, 2014 1:41 PM

    Don’t worry Viking fans. Alex Van Pelt will be another Viking head coaching candidate soon enough… ;-)

  25. zinjaboy says: Jan 24, 2014 1:46 PM

    not sure … his fingers are out of the picture so the super bowl ring can’t be seen.

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