Reports: Adam Stenavich, Kirk Olivadotti join Packers coaching staff

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Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is continuing to fill out his first staff in Green Bay.

Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that 49ers assistant offensive line coach Adam Stenavich will be the offensive line coach for the Packers. Stenavich interviewed with the team last week and also drew interest from the Jets.

LaFleur has also reportedly made an addition on the defensive side of the staff. PackersNews.com reports that Kirk Olivadotti will be the linebackers coach. He spent the last five years in the same role for Washington and was on the same Washington staff as LaFleur during the 2010 season.

The Packers have hired Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator and Mike Pettine will return as the defensive coordinator. The team is also reportedly trying to bring former wide receivers coach Luke Getsy back in the same position.

10 responses to “Reports: Adam Stenavich, Kirk Olivadotti join Packers coaching staff

  1. “Such a shame. A prideful and historic franchise circling the drain.”

    Actually, the circling the drain days started last year and continued this year. Like someone with a dependency the first thing you need to do is admit a problem. It started with the architect of both the modern success and failure of the Packers, Ted Thompson, who was fired.(Sorry, moved to an ‘advisor’ role) It moved to McCarthy and crew this year.
    2019 will be another rebuilding year.
    2020 will likely look way different.

  2. This is the stark reality of the NFL, either your team is trending up or down. If down, the goal is to stop the bleeding and start to build it back up. Now nobody can guarantee the future but the Packers have cleaned up the problems that lead to this 2-year playoff drought and it remains to be seen if their changes in GM and head coach will bear fruit. There is plenty of evidence that it should.

    On the other hand, if your favorite team is also trending down with the same GM and head coach on the last year of his contract, watch out! There is plenty of recent history in the NFL that a coach in his last year of a contract can lose his locker room and the team will suffer another year of frustration and ineptitude. To go along with the previous 57 years.

  3. The changes in Green Bay are all overdue, welcomed, and unknown. The one constant and the reason for my continued and founded optimism is Aaron Rodgers. If anyone can pick this team up by the bootstraps and lead them back to familiar glory, it’s him.

  4. Just the fact that the Packers will be running a new offense is going to give other teams problems. Look at the production they got from Rodgers, Adams and Jones in a system where the defense could read by formation, down and distance what the Packers would do.

  5. Changing the head coach of any NFL team is a huge opportunity to make a difference for the better. Unfortunately for our beloved Packers, we bought a sales pitch. Matt LaFleur knew going in that he didn’t have a good chance to get the job, so he prepared as best he could to convince Mark Murphy to choose him. And Murphy bought it.

    We might not have the complacency we had before, because that’s a rather easy thing to achieve just by firing the old, established head coach, but with Aaron on the decline, we needed much more then LaFleur for our rebuilding effort. Now we’re getting second and third rate assistant coaches to match our head coach.

  6. Bluestree says:
    January 20, 2019 at 11:46 am
    Just the fact that the Packers will be running a new offense is going to give other teams problems.
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    New offense?

    Last time I checked Aaron is still the offense.
    No change. And I will bet he will continue to use penalties as one of his main offensive tactics.
    12 men on the field.
    PI deep down field.
    Free plays.

  7. Packer fans are so excited because their new coach stood next to a coach in this year’s Super Bowl. If that’s not an indicator of success they don’t know what is.

  8. Viking fans are so excited because their current head coach has been able to say “Honey my team advanced in the playoffs” once in nineteen years. Success?

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 20, 2019 at 9:34 pm
    Packer fans are so excited because their new coach stood next to a coach in this year’s Super Bowl. If that’s not an indicator of success they don’t know what is.
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    The Vikings wouldn’t know a recipe for success if they paid for it. They’ve proven it.

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