James Campen leaving Packers for Browns

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The Packers are losing their longest-tenured assistant coach, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.

Campen is joining the Browns as associate head coach/offensive line.

Campen was under contract for next season, but the Packers granted him permission last week to interview with the Browns. Campen has a long history with the Packers, and a long history with Browns General Manager John Dorsey, who played for the Packers from 1984-89 and worked in Green Bay for all but one year from 1991-2012.

Campen played for the Packers from 1989-1993 and has coached there since 2004. He has served as offensive line coach since 2007.

This season, Campen earned a promotion to run-game coordinator/offensive line coach.

Six Packers lineman have earned Pro Bowl recognition since 2010. They are only team in the league to have six members of the offensive line selected over that span, according to the Packers website.

25 responses to “James Campen leaving Packers for Browns

  1. Congratulations Campen. We Packer fans thank you for all your years of service and wish the best with the Dog Pound.

  2. I hate reading this. The O-line has been very, very good for most of Campen’s time and at least serviceable when there were so many injuries third string Guards had to play Tackle. I cannot imagine there having been complacency in the O-line room but changing the Head Coach brings about many more changes. Hopefully he has continued success with the Browns.

  3. Great coach and teacher, a quality individual.
    Very sorry to see him leave.
    I wish him well on his future endeavors.
    It will be difficult replacing that kind of knowledge and experience on the practice field.

    Our offensive line is going through a serious transition and I’d love to see a RT tabbed on the first night of the draft.
    Another guard, early, on day three would be an added benefit.

  4. Good riddance. Your OL has been the worst OL in the NFL the past several years. Don’t buy a home in Cleveland, as that dumpster fire of an organization won’t afford you the long term stability that GB has.

  5. Big loss for the packers. Had got a lot out of some less talented linemen, and even more from mid-round picks, in addition to the All-Pros he coached.

    Bad day for Aaron Rodgers.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    Looking like the beginning of a total rebuild in Green Bay.

    Yep, Only about 5 years overdue!!. New blood, new ideas and schemes which means we won’t be so predictable right out of the gate come September. Anyone here want to hear about Pad Level anymore?

  7. Had got a lot out of some less talented linemen, and even more from mid-round picks, in addition to the All-Pros he coached.

    +++++

    For accuracy’s sake, all the Pro Bowlers he coached were mid-to-late draft picks except Clifton (2nd). He will be missed.

    Bakhtiari (4th). Sitton (4th). Lang (4th). Wells (7th). Linsey (alternate – 5th). I don’t count Jeff Saturday who was voted in on rep alone.

  8. skawh says:
    January 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    Good riddance. Your OL has been the worst OL in the NFL the past several years. Don’t buy a home in Cleveland, as that dumpster fire of an organization won’t afford you the long term stability that GB has.

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    PFF ratings over the years say you should hook up with Super Secret Squirrel and brush up on your trolling technique. At the moment, it’s terrible.

  9. “Leaving” means he was not asked to stay. I wouldn’t think Matt LaFleur would want McCarthy holdovers in his offense.

    Wish my Vikings who didn’t make the playoffs two of the last three years would do something to make us better. ANYTHING!

  10. The mass exodus to get away from Mark Murphy continues. Murphy is set in calling all the shots on the field and off. He has control of Green Bay. His GM has no authority and I very much doubt his new head coach has any. John Dorsey is putting a solid team and staff together. Cleveland is building an organization that their fans will soon be proud of. Murphy had better deliver the goods in Titletown because this show is now all about him.

  11. hogbuster7 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Rodgers has been one of the most sacked qbs with the quickest release in the NFL. Good luck Mayfield.
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    Usually, when Rodgers is sacked, it’s because he held the ball to long looking for the big play. instead of taking the checkdown.

  12. hogbuster7 says:
    January 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Rodgers has been one of the most sacked qbs with the quickest release in the NFL. Good luck Mayfield.

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    Well, you’re kind of right… sort of. Rodgers has the ability to get the ball out faster than just about anyone but he hasn’t used that ability nearly enough the past couple years.

  13. Aaron Rodgers career sack% – 7.0

    Tom Brady – 4.8%
    Peyton Manning – 3.1
    Drew Brees – 3.9
    Brett Favre – 4.9

    2008 – 7th in sacks
    2009 – most sacked QB
    2011 – 6th in sacks
    2012 – most sacked QB
    2015 – 2nd most sacks
    2018 – 5th in sacks

    Average running game his entire tenure.

    Bye, Felicia..

  14. Not a fan of this move by Green Bay. Good stabile coach who worked well with the line… Cleveland’s gain! Guessing the poaching of Packers coaches, staff and players will end when the familiarity wears off?

  15. Matt LaFleur:

    “I just think it’s a constant pursuit to stay one step ahead of the game. Because if you stay stagnant and don’t evolve, I think people catch up to you”

    #GoPackGo!🧀

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