The Packers fired a pair of offensive assistants after losing to the Cardinals last weekend and they haven’t wasted much time lining up replacements.
Brian Angelichio will be the new tight ends coach, replacing Jerry Fontenot, and Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Ben Sirmans will take over as running backs coach. Sam Gash was dismissed from that role last week.
Sirmans spent the last four years in the same position with the Rams. In each of the last three seasons, Sirmans has seen a rookie take the top spot on the depth chart but he’s likely to have a different task on his hands this year. Getting Eddie Lacy back to a consistent level of production will probably be the top priority in Green Bay, although Sirmans’ experience working with younger backs could come in handy if James Starks leaves as a free agent.
The Rams job was Sirmans’ first in the NFL. He coached running backs at Boston College and Michigan State before moving to the professional ranks.