Packers adding veteran line coach Mike Solari to staff

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At a time when the Packers are in the midst of rearranging their offensive coaching staff, they’re also adding to it.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Packers are adding veteran line coach Mike Solari to their staff.

The 60-year-old Solari was with the 49ers last year, but has 28 years of NFL experience with five teams.

It’s unclear what Solari’s role will be, as the Packers still have offensive line coach James Campen on hand, and he’s been with the team since 2007.

34 responses to “Packers adding veteran line coach Mike Solari to staff

  1. Aaron Rodgers was heard advising him, “Unfortunately, you have to remember that you represent the Packers.” (Actual Rodgers quote)

  2. I assume assistant line coach. Packers had an unusually experienced guy in that position last year but he took the line coach job of the Jets.

  3. He’s developed new childish techniques to mess with d-linemen, as the refs are now watching for the old “untying the shoes” trick.

  4. Considering that Aaron Rodgers survived another season (more or less) unscathed – even with another withering bout of injuries all across the Packers OL – I’m not sure how it can be established that coaching is the issue with that unit. If anything, they overachieved, all things considered.

    Kinda feels like some things are being fixed in Titletown that weren’t necessarily broken.

  5. There should be an age limit for posting…
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    I assume you meant age minimum. If there was an age limit, how would we ever hear about all those championships* the packers won in the 1920’s.

  6. What a tremendous addition to a contending team and one of the premier coaching staffs in the game today. This no doubt strengthens the stranglehold the Packers have had on the division for the past half decade, and has the team well poised to contend for a NFL record 14th World Championship in the 2015 season.

    Better football.

    For better people.

  7. Good luck with Solari, Packers. All I can say is that despite having an all-world OL, Solari gave up more sacks and had more stuffs from his line than any other in the league. Let’s just say the 49ers asked him to leave. Don’t believe me, look at sacks allowed – and from a “running” QB back there.

  8. MM and Solari have worked together. Solari was an OC and has ST experience. No telling what they’ll have him do but replacing Campen as OL coach seems highly unlikely after that line performed so well in 2014.

  9. I remember all the praise he got when the Seahawks hired him a while back. Talking like he was the best O-line coach and was going to turn it all around for the Seahawks O-line…

    Dude was absolutely horrible.

  10. crownofthehelmet says:
    Feb 9, 2015 1:10 PM
    There should be an age limit for posting…
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    I assume you meant age minimum. If there was an age limit, how would we ever hear about all those championships* the packers won in the 1920’s.
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    The Packers have only one championship win in the 1920’s and that was in 1929.

    If you are going to use facts to argue with, next time do your homework.

  11. keep rearranging the deck chairs.

    don’t know why the hired an OL assistant, everyone knows green bay o-linemen can hold all day and never get called for it cause the refs are instructed that way. In green bay it’s called good blocking, in the rest of the league its called holding and a penalty.

  12. I think they could use all the help they can get.
    Maybe this means that next time they can punch it in on 4th and goal at the line or that Air-Run will throw to get first down instead of handing off three times in a row.
    Seriously, why would a team do that with the best QB in the NFL?

  13. OK so the Pack is working on offense. That’s good.
    Now start working on d-fence. Starting with telling the players that anyone who makes an INT with more than 1 minute left in the game to keep running for daylight and stay on their feet and not make themselves fall down! Man, that was one of the most boneheaded and stupid things I’ve ever seen a team do.

  14. bassplucker says:
    Feb 9, 2015 1:09 PM
    Considering that Aaron Rodgers survived another season (more or less) unscathed – even with another withering bout of injuries all across the Packers OL – I’m not sure how it can be established that coaching is the issue with that unit. If anything, they overachieved, all things considered.

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    You should stick to commenting on things you know a little something about.

    “withering bout of injuries”? The Packers had one starter miss one game on the offensive line. An offensive line that was easily one of the best in the league last year.

  15. Its a relatively low level hire to assist an assistant coach and a guy that MM worked with previously. But to listen to the Viking trolls on such a minor move, you would think its a sign that the Packers are in trouble.

    As if winning the division for a third time in a row with the 4th youngest roster in the NFL isn’t a sign of success, the trolls know that they can’t count on the Bears to implode again so another last place finish is looking likely.

  16. Packers adding veteran line coach Mike Solari to staff

    He is already the best corner on that team!

  17. Doesn’t seem to me that the Pack really needs a new DL coach — they need some decent D-linemen to go with Daniels. Then again, maybe they hired him to help guard Guion’s cash.

  18. I hope he teaches the center how to snap it to himself and pass when there’s 11 in the box. We know Rodgers won’t.

  19. This is great for the Packers. I thought it was really unlucky when, after a year of great offensive line play, their assistant offensive line coach, Steve Marshall, left for the Jets. The Packers had one of the best offensive lines in 2014. To replace him, who do they bring in? The offensive line coach for the 49ers since 2010. And people tend to forget that the 49ers had one of the best offensive lines from 2010 until now. They were responsible for Alex Smith’s reemergence, for Colin Kaepernick’s success, and now their coach will be an assistant to the Packers, with a great line already established, it can only get better from here!

  20. Niners losing even more talent in the coaching ranks. Now watch as they interview 7-8 candidates before promoting someone who is already on staff.

  21. metalup666 says:

    14 world championships? Weren’t most of those won when there were like 6 teams in the league?

    Ten to twelve, I believe, including the Giants and Bears, so you might want to go whine on their stories too.
    And oh, for six or seven years the Minneapolis Red Jackets were also among the contenders.
    Never won a World title.
    Some things just never change.

  22. Here is my guess how things are going to turn out on Green Bay’s coaching staff.

    1. Tom Clements to associate head coach.
    2. Edgar Bennett to offensive coordinator.
    3. Solari to offensive line coach.
    4. James Campen to tight ends coach.
    5. Current tight ends coach to wide receivers coach.
    6. As yet unknown candidate to assistant offensive line coach.
    7. Ron Zook to special-teams coordinator (unfortunately).

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