Packers hire Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach

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The Packers are rebuilding their coaching staff, and their latest hire is a guy coach Mike McCarthy knows well.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have hired Frank Cignetti as their next quarterbacks coach.

He worked with former Packers assistant Ben McAdoo with the Giants the last two years. He was with the Rams prior to that, as the quarterbacks coach and eventually coordinator. He also worked with the 49ers, Chiefs, and Saints with some stints in colleges, and when he was in New Orleans he was on staff with McCarthy.

The Packers fired offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and defensive coordinator Dom Capers this offseason, along with quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt.

That kind of transition isn’t necessarily in character for the Packers, but in an offseason in which they also replaced their General Manager, it seems they’re doing all their turnover at once.

29 responses to “Packers hire Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach

  1. Pack stockholder here. What the heck are we even doing anymore? I’ve never seen a bigger over reaction to an injury. Anthony Barr shouldn’t affect front office decisions. We gave that legal play way too much power. Go pack

  2. Do you think they asked Aaron before they hired him? Or is his job more focused on the #2 QB competition.

  3. I don’t know, this hire might benefit the Packers.

    He might have more up his sleeves besides the “3rd and Long P.I. Pass Play”

    He could also teach Rodgers to take a sack without breaking himself.

  4. artvan15 says:
    January 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Why they kept Hundley over Taysom Hill is the biggest head scratcher.

    A head scratcher? Not with the way Ted Thompson ran things. What a disaster!

  5. artvan15 says:
    January 10, 2018 at 10:50 am
    Why they kept Hundley over Taysom Hill is the biggest head scratcher.

    Exactly, yep. I was thinking the same thing. I was at the Rams preseason Packer game, and Hill thoroughly outplayed Hundley (granted, against third stringers, but still.)

    Seemed more poised in pocket and moved nicely when he had to go outside the pocket and make throws.

  6. Great for him – meaningless for Packers. Rodgers is the leader in that room. A stepping stone position and to work with backups and develop.
    Great for McCarthy – he is firing friends so he gets to bring an old one back – comfort.
    Rather see him relish that than relish comfort food. DOH!

  7. Also a Packer Stockholder. Something needed to be done. Capers should have been gone 4 years ago. The injury to Rodgers showed our glaring weaknesses. Defense has not won any games and this draft and develop has been abhorrent. When we have DB’s we draft, then develop and let them go because they may cost too much; they then go to other teams and become pro-bowlers – not good. McCarthy is a good coach – any team in the league would be fortunate to have him. He needs to learn to put the hammer down when he has a lead because the defense stinks. We have been spoiled with two amazing QB’s since 1992. McCarthy needs to accept Hundley is not the guy and get a veteran QB with real game experience.

  8. So, just like McCarthy before coming to GB, the results have been poor everywhere this guy has coached. Maybe Rodgers will make him look like a highly successful Offensive Coordinator. Seems McCarthy is getting rid of everybody who is smarter than him (which is everybody) to bring in guys who he can order around. Oh well, the Lombardi years were great, the past 25 years have been good to us, and Rodgers still gives us a chance.

  9. You’d think Vike fans could let the signing of a QB coach go without comment since they have a divisional playoff game this weekend. But, you’d be wrong. #pleasequitus #weknowyoucant

  10. Not a packers stock holder. I don’t collect sports memorabilia. Good hire. Fresh face with a lot of pro coaching experience. The Packers are assembling a pretty good staff and should be better next season. Sounds like the new GM is willing to bring in an impact player or two n free agency as well. I can see why all you viking fans are scared.

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    January 10, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    You’d think Vike fans could let the signing of a QB coach go without comment since they have a divisional playoff game this weekend. But, you’d be wrong. #pleasequitus #weknowyoucant

    You Packers fans act like this is a 1 way street. How about you guys do the same thing?

    it isn’t going to happen from either side, it’s been going on here since the site was opened.

    Quit wasting space complaining about it, and quit trying to make it out to be 1 sided, when its not.

  12. So he was QB coach for the Giants? And how has Eli been playing? I wanted some change, but this is not it. None of it.

  13. It’s not like they need someone to show Rodgers how to play the position. All he has to do is be prepared to review coverages with him during the games and work with the young guys. One of the easier positions in the NFL I would think.

  14. beedubyatoo says:
    January 10, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Wasn’t his offense. He was the qb coach not the head coach or OC. Besides Goff was a rookie last year, Rodgers is way beyond that.

    He was the OC in 2015, qb coach in 2014 but yeah, he never coached Goff. He had Foles, Keenum, Austen Davis and Shaun Hill. Not exactly resume builders.

    The thing that I would be nervous about is the previous two years in NY with Eli, who is also “way beyond that” but had two of his worst seasons.

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