Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg stepping aside

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Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg will be resigning from the staff, the club said Friday on its website.

“It has been a great experience for me to be with the Green Bay Packers these past few years, and I am thankful for the opportunity I was given,” Hilgenberg said, according to Packers.com. “I feel that it is more important now that I have more time to spend with my wife, Jeanie, and our daughter, Anna. I will miss all of the great people in the Packers organization that I have come to know, and I wish everyone the very best in the future.”

The 51-year-old Hilgenberg was the Packers’ assistant offensive line coach in 2012 and 2013. He also spent time with Green Bay as an offensive quality control coach (2011) and as a coaching intern (2010).

Hilgenberg played 142 games for the Saints from 1984-1993 and was a Pro Bowler in 1992.

48 responses to “Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg stepping aside

  1. He thought; ‘You expect me to protect Aaron, with “THESE” guys???’, and did the prudent thing. Hightailed it outta town.

  2. This is why Rick Spielman is a better GM than Ted Thompson:

    Rick Spielman has drafted 61 players since he took over the draft room in 2006, eight of them were voted to the Pro Bowl.

    Ted Thompson has drafted 87 players since he took over the draft room in 2005, only seven of them were voted to the Pro Bowl.

    That’s 13% Pro Bowl Player success rate for Spielman & only 7% success rate for Ted Thompson.

    Once again proving the Minnesota Vikings superior.

  3. You can have all the Probowlers you want… We’ll keep the rings.

    Vikings still suck and will continue to forever. Skol-blow

  4. Hmmm. That’s the 2nd staffer to leave for “family reasons”, Kevin Greene, being the other.

    Starting to wonder if the atmosphere in Green Bay isn’t such a great place to work.

  5. Packer fans have it rough.

    All those years of watching the Pro Bowl – which is the highlight of my season – and very rarely seeing their players in the game.

    Sure, sure.

    The Packers consistently win the division and have all those championships.

    Whatever.

    Give me lots and lots of purple in that Pro Bowl over playoff success any day.

    #ProBowlSkol

  6. what’s worse, a coach getting fired or one that flat out quits from a “team”…
    I think that the two cheesebay coaches, so far, quit because of the inevitable decline. They see it.

  7. Rember back in 1862 Green Bay won there 4th championship!!!! Granted there were on 6 teams in the league and 2 went bankrupt that year but they still one!!!!

  8. You are asking me to stake my job on Bulaga, Sherrod and a new center we call Toast?

    Hmmm OK, so you planning on having 9 picks in the 7th round this year to round out the OL roster?

    Thanks Ted..I would rather spend time with my kids…

  9. The big question is…how many future Super Bowls will the Packers win while surrounding Rodgers with FA and low draft picks?

    Look for Rodgers to tire of this within the next 2 years..TT and McMuffin would be gone 3 years ago if it wasn’t for him…

  10. Vikings fans, as always continue to thoroughly enjoy the off season, and we all fully understand and respect the reasons.

    If our team was consistently eliminated from playoff contention by week 8, we all might relish the offseason, crow about every free agent acquisition, watch the draft and imagine the transformation it will bring, and blog about how perennially superior teams suck and how this year, unlike every other year before, the Vikings will be successful and win the superbowl. Talk the talk now Vikings fans, this is your playoff season. Enjoy it.

    Somebody
    Keeps
    On
    Losing

    SKOL!

  11. I wonder if Coach Hilgenberg got a ring for his internship in 2010. I suspect he did. The Packers have a reputation for being very generous with their Superbowl rings.

  12. He quit after finally realizing that Bulaga’s arms were just never going to get any longer.

  13. Why have the Packers’ struggled so much for the last few years on their O-Line? Talent, or coaching?

    If it’s coaching, then this is addition by subtraction. It it’s talent, then this guy leaving really isn’t gonna matter.

  14. ^Let me translate this to English so people can understand (Nevermind the validity): Remember back in 1862, when Green Bay won their 4th championship? Granted there were only 6 teams in the league and 2 went bankrupt that year, but they still won.

  15. As a Packers fan, I traveled to the Metrodome once and have to say thank you so much for handing out Minnesota Vikings towels, I really appreciate not having to purchase toilet paper anymore. Too bad one of Spielman’s picks wasn’t a HOF QB.

  16. Come home to nola bro. We are grooming a new center, and could use a legend like yourself to coach him up.

  17. Once again, anonymous insults and putdowns is the only “ammunition” the haters have. WE have a bad O-line? WE have a bad defense? Uh huh. More wishful thinking .

    We have it. They want it. The Packers Own The Vikings. We know it. They know it.

  18. “That’s 13% Pro Bowl Player success rate for Spielman & only 7% success rate for Ted Thompson.”

    Yeah, when you consistently lose and pick at the top of the draft, you have a better chance to pick a pro bowler or two. Problem is, you have to put a team around them. Thompson keeps doing that and keeps winning. Not so much with Spielman. Maybe try again (for the millionth time) to get a QB this draft?

  19. Hey Doc, Remember when the Vikings won the Superbowl? Yeah Marty, I think it was 2065, right after they moved to L.A.

  20. This is why Rick Spielman is a better GM than Ted Thompson:

    Rick Spielman has drafted 61 players since he took over the draft room in 2006, eight of them were voted to the Pro Bowl.

    Ted Thompson has drafted 87 players since he took over the draft room in 2005, only seven of them were voted to the Pro Bowl.

    That’s 13% Pro Bowl Player success rate for Spielman & only 7% success rate for Ted Thompson.

    Once again proving the Minnesota Vikings superior.

    Of course he should have drafted more pro-bowlers. When the Vikings consistently draft in the top 10 compared to the Packers consistently drafting in the bottom 10 of each round – they should be putting more people in the pro-bowl.

    Actually – given the fact that the Packers typically draft bottom 1/3 of the round and keep having to draft bottom 1/3 shows that Ted’s the better talent evaluator – he doesn’t get his shot at blue chippers, he finds guys that can win and win a lot.

    What’s the MN winning percentage during Spielman’s time vs Ted’s? Draft position? That’s the REAL test of a talent evaluator.

  21. Remember when packer fans starting caring more about beating the Vikings than winning championships? I do. Your team is nothing without rodgers

  22. The entire Hilgenberg family are just great Americans. I served with Brad. Jay: Outstanding Bears center worthy of the HOF.

    Good luck sir. I hope you decide to get back into it.

    It’s a BS business, but, good-hearted Americans are very much appreciated.

  23. Beating the hapless and tasteless Vikings is pretty much a given this decade, as this will mark the 5th straight year to do so.

    There’s only so much pleasure one can take in beating up on bad teams.

  24. Are the ringless Vikings really playing in a High School stadium this year?
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    Actually it’s state of the art college stadium, while their new state of the art NFL stadium is being constructed. It’s the Packers that are playing in a stadium that’s as old as the Roman Colosseum. Bench seats to boot, that’s as antiquated as it gets in NFL standards.

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