Report: Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Packers coaching staff

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The Packers parted ways with a couple of longtime offensive assistants this week and they are reportedly on the verge of bringing back a former member of Mike McCarthy’s staff.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Joe Philbin is expected to take a job in Green Bay. While Philbin’s title is unclear, Demovsky adds that Philbin is expected to take on the responsibilities that were held by former offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett. McCarthy calls the offensive plays for the Packers

Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt left the team this week.

Philbin was on the Packers staff from 2003-2011 and spent the last five of those years as the offensive coordinator. He left Green Bay to become the Dolphins head coach and held that job until he was fired after Miami started the 2015 season with a 1-3 record. Philbin was the Colts’ offensive line coach the last two years.

39 responses to “Report: Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Packers coaching staff

  1. Old Joe was out of his depth as a Head Coach in Miami because he lacked the capacity to inspire others. However, he was a great #2 guy for McCarthy when they won the Super Bowl and Rodgers absolutely loves him. Probably a very good move by the Packers. Not everyone has the attributes to succeed as a Head Coach but they don’t know unless they have a go. Welcome home, Old Joe.

  2. Now THIS is good news. He may have struggled as a head coach but the Packer offense was at its best with Philbin as OC and McCarthy calling the plays.

    “We’re getting the band back together!”

  3. “he lacked the capacity to inspire others”.

    It would be interesting to know how some generic fan observing from afar has any knowledge about a coach’s ability to inspire anyone.

  4. Next thing you know Fritz Shurmur will be back. Oh, he’s dead? Put up a cardboard cutout of him. It’ll be a better caper than Dom…

  5. Yes, this is great news for us Packers fans. Now we can get back to where we were. The 1980s.

  6. Having Joe Regis Philbin back will help us a lot. For instance, maybe he can tell us when we play this weekend.

  7. I recall Coach Philbin suffered a personal family tragedy before he left Green Bay. Coming back may be difficult for him. Welcome back to coach — he does have friends in Green Bay.

  8. Yes, as expected and the least surprising news around Packerland this last week.
    The rearranging of offensive coaches was less about scapegoating and more about getting the band back together again, much to the consternation of the Barneys.
    That Band had a string of big hits, coming to a venue near you.

  9. “The band is back together”

    Gumby fans are clueless.
    Aaron Rodgers proved that it’s Aaron Rodgers who make the packers good. Not some old coach.
    LOL@ Gumby fans.

    What packers really need is a coach to teach AR to fall properly.
    Maybe hire a WWE wrestler.

  10. Joe Philbin was the OC from 2007 to 2011.
    The McCarthy/Philbin combo oversaw offenses that ranked from 2nd-9th.
    And was a scoring juggernaut that gave defenses fits.

    I’m sorry, I just find it so amusing getting football advice from a fan base so ignorant about football that they have to be told to, “Shut Up!” by their own players when their offense has the football.

    Seriously, your team’s in the playoffs now.
    This is not amateur hour.
    Stick to what you know best and practice those lazy jumping jacks you guys do in the stands.
    skoLOL!

  11. McCarthy calling the plays is still the number one problem we have at this time. As long as he calls bone head plays at exactly the wrong time who cares who’s standing behind him with a clip board.

  12. The commentary from the usual suspect Big Talkers would lead one to believe they have all the answers. It must be due to the Vikings being such prolific winners. Did the Vikings already win the SuperBowl after (finally) having one relevant season? Did they? Did I somehow miss it?

  13. wafflestomp says:
    January 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm
    Joe Philbin was the OC from 2007 to 2011.
    The McCarthy/Philbin combo oversaw offenses that ranked from 2nd-9th……
    ———-
    So what?
    It’s been proven that Aaron Rodgers is why the packer offense is successful. The OC means nothing with AR in charge.
    I’m glad you are clueless to this fact.

    I’m even more amused that the packers are more focused on offensesive moves rather than defensive moves.

    BTW….the Vikings have a bye.
    What are the packers doing this weekend?

  14. Very good rehire in getting Joe back in the fold. Coach with a ton of integrity and Rodgers and the rest of the offense (you know, the other 10 players that surround him?) responded well during Joe’s tenure as past OC. Past results with the Packers already cited above.

  15. golforepar says:
    January 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm
    The Packers needed an offensive coach and filled it. What is so hard to understand….
    —-
    It’s “the band is back together” comments. As if this solved the Gumby’s problems?
    It’s not the offense with the problem.

  16. wafflestomp says:
    January 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm
    Stick to what you know best and practice those lazy jumping jacks you guys do in the stands.
    skoLOL!
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    Is that what that is? I thought it was a bunch of drunks trying to high-five themselves.

  17. GenXJ says:
    January 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    Remember when Lord Favre committed to the purple side…that was awesome!
    ————————————-
    Yeah, I also remember him having to limp into retirement for good, defeated, starting streak broken and all because he joined that wretched purple team.
    On a lighter note, the Green Bay Packers won their 13th Championship That season.
    I guess it’s all about silver linings.

  18. We really got some poor schmuck to say he’ll come here? Why have so many GM guys turned down coming to Green Bay? You know, the least desirable place to play at for players in the NFL?

  19. GenXJ says:
    January 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    Remember when Lord Favre committed to the purple side…that was awesome!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    What was awesome was watching him burst your little purple bubble with that pick in the NFCCG after you guys got yourselves all moist hopping up and down. But did you learn anything? Nope. Still moist and still hopping. I can’t wait to hear the excuses when this bubble bursts. Will it be “the curse?” The refs? The other team cheating? All of the above?

  20. GenXJ says:
    January 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    seahawks denied permission to packers to schneider.
    Speaks volumes.
    ————————-
    Yes, it does.
    Organizations so terrified of the Packers and a quick resurgence that they’ll do anything they can to block quality candidates from interviewing with them.

  21. The Packer fan-boys in here are as delusional as the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  22. Organizations so terrified of the Packers and a quick resurgence that they’ll do anything they can to block quality candidates from interviewing with them.

    >>

    HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! Thanks for the laugh!
    bring up some more past history though, thats always a great response!
    ‘oh who does 26 years of all the playoff appearances, blah blah blah’ you’re franchise is a joke

  23. Frazier, You wanna hear a good one? How about a team that spends 3 1st round picks on QBs in the past 7 years and none of them play!! Ponder, “baby hands” and Brad bust!

  24. golforepar says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm
    Frazier, You wanna hear a good one? How about a team that spends 3 1st round picks on QBs in the past 7 years and none of them play!! Ponder, “baby hands” and Brad bust!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And each and every one of them was “about to take over the division and begin the dynasty!”

  25. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    January 6, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    golforepar says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm
    Frazier, You wanna hear a good one? How about a team that spends 3 1st round picks on QBs in the past 7 years and none of them play!! Ponder, “baby hands” and Brad bust!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And each and every one of them was “about to take over the division and begin the dynasty!”
    ———————————
    All that wasted treasure and not a single signal caller under contract for the 2018 season.

  26. In a draft not long ago, a certain team, with a wr converted to starting running back, took three (3!) rb’s.
    None have produced. Same goes for their 3rd year back up qb.

  27. GenXJ says:
    January 6, 2018 at 10:33 pm
    In a draft not long ago, a certain team, with a wr converted to starting running back, took three (3!) rb’s.
    None have produced. Same goes for their 3rd year back up qb.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They out produced Dalvin Cook.

  28. “jimmysee says:

    I recall Coach Philbin suffered a personal family tragedy before he left Green Bay. Coming back may be difficult for him. Welcome back to coach — he does have friends in Green Bay.”

    Yes. His son was out on the ice of the Fox River in Oshkosh (about 45 minutes south of Green Bay). Fell through and died…this happened right before the playoff game following the 2011 season as well. Just heartbreaking for the guy.

    Anyway, welcome back Coach.

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