SANDERS OUT IN GREEN BAY

After Packers special teams coordinator Mike Stock announced his retirement, we noted that there were rumors that several other assistant coaches in Green Bay could follow him, in a not-so-voluntary fashion.
Defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, defensive ends coach Carl Hairston, and offensive line coach James Campen were believed to be in trouble.
For starters, Sanders is out, according to a two-sentence blurb at NationalFootballPost.com.
Sanders joined the team in 2005 as a defensive assistant, and he became the coordinator in 2006, in Mike McCarthy’s first season as head coach.
Candidates to replaces Sanders could include Mike Nolan.  McCarthy spent 2005 in San Francisco as Nolan’s offensive coordinator. 
Then again, it’s possible that the two men hate each other; we haven’t heard one way or the other.

26 responses to “SANDERS OUT IN GREEN BAY

  1. “I like Bob Sanders. I thought it was kinda cool the way he could
    be a coordinator for one team and then be a safety for another.”
    Emmitt Smith

  2. This was a much needed move. The guy could not make in-game adjustments or else took too long to change his game plan (i.e. double covering Burress in the NFC Championship game—took way too long to make that adjustment).
    He also really never had a good game plan against good offenses. We need someone to be more aggressive now with a more creative scheme.

  3. Fire Ted Thompson!
    Get rid of McCarthy!
    This wouldn’t have happened if Favre were still here!
    Florio hates the Packers!
    Florio’s a Packer apologist!
    Geez, I hope that takes care of all the potential whining, though I’m sure I missed a few that others will fill in.

  4. good first move, the more important decision is who will replace him. MM cannot afford another 6-10 season in Green Bay, they might tolerate incompotence in Mpls but not GB.

  5. We’re going to get stuck with Winston Moss. Man oh man do I hope that second interview goes well for him in St. Louis.

  6. I don’t know why everyone assumes Nolan would be McCarthy’s pick… they only coached together for a year in San Francisco. Far likelier is, if Jim Haslett’s not retained by the St. Louis Rams, that he makes his way up to Green Bay. Haslett was head coach in New Orleans from 2000-2005 and McCarthy was his offensive coordinator from 2000-2004 (until he left to go to SFO as the OC).
    Haslett would be a good pick, since, as an ex-player, his players relate to him/love playing for him (the Rams players would vote to keep him as HC if they had any say in it)…

  7. I think that the most interesting thing is the lack of an official statement by the Packers. Instead, the story is released on a website owned by Andrew Brandt and Al Harris’ agent.

  8. This is a mistake by McCarthy. Now that the scapegoat is gone, Big Mike will be on the hook for next year. And when they finish below .500 again, there will be no one else to blame, with both Stock and Sanders gone.

  9. His worst failure was the art known as “blitzing”. When your front four can’t get a consistent pass-rush (and God knows they couldn’t) he needs to send one or two or even three extra guys pretty often, but he didn’t. Though he probably didn’t because when he did call a blitz, the pressure was still rarely there. He wasn’t able to coach the guys on how to blitz effectively, and his blitzes had zero creativity or logic. I just watched the PHI/MIN game and both teams constantly had all their LBs stacked on the LOS. Sometime they blitzed, sometimes they didn’t, but at least they were right there, ready to go. Our LBs were always positioned 5-7 yards off the LOS, itg seemed.

  10. u guys are nuts if u think favre wouldve been better, last i checked rodgers threw more touchdowns and less picks, favre had a better defense thats why he had more wins.i hope they get some one with knoweldge in the tampa 2 or a 3-4 guy. who i have no idea who would be any good, but to re hire bates would be a mistake needa new scehme installed.

  11. “We’re going to get stuck with Winston Moss. Man oh man do I hope that second interview goes well for him in St. Louis.”
    Why would that be bad? Not disagreeing, I just honestly don’t know anything about him and would like to hear arguements why he would or wouldn’t be good.
    I’m sure we’ll stick to our man press coverage scheme for the most part, but whoever we get also needs to have an understanding of how a zone works, if we want to mix that in. I have never seen so many blown coverages with guys out of position. That is all on the coordinator.

  12. One of the guys at NFP is Andrew Brandt, who used to work in the front office in GB until he was passed over for the president’s job and Ted Thompson told him to hit the road. My bet is that NFP got the word through him.

  13. “ACDC84 says:
    January 4th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    ‘We’re going to get stuck with Winston Moss. Man oh man do I hope that second interview goes well for him in St. Louis.’
    Why would that be bad? Not disagreeing, I just honestly don’t know anything about him and would like to hear arguements why he would or wouldn’t be good.”
    Winston Moss coached the linebackers to a worse level of performance than the previous year. That group was pretty worthless, and, in my opinion, we can’t place all the blame on bad D-line play, putting too much pressure on the LBs. The LBs were, for the most part, just playing badly.

  14. Sanders’ blitzing was horrible. In the NFL, you’re a genius if you understand the concept of putting multiple blitzers on a single blocker. Sanders never figured this out. Our blitzes were predictable and across the line. Our blitzers seemed to search out blockers to run into.

  15. “GigantoGillicus says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 8:54 am
    Our blitzers seemed to search out blockers to run into.”
    Giganto has perfectly nailed Bob Sanders’ epitaph.

  16. Yawn. Unless TT gets some players, you could exhume Vince Lombardi to coach the D and it wouldn’t matter.

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