Report: Packers hire Shawn Mennenga as ST coach

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The Packers have reportedly settled on a new special teams coach.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that the team has hired Shawn Mennenga. He replaces Ron Zook, who was not retained after the Packers parted ways with head coach Mike McCarthy during the 2018 season.

Mennenga comes to the team from Vanderbilt University and was one of a handful of candidates that Green Bay interviewed recently. Prior to taking the job running special teams for the Commodores, Mennenga was an assistant special teams coach with the Browns from 2011-2017.

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was the Browns head coach for two of those seasons and he also spent time on the staff with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur worked with Shanahan in Atlanta before joining the Rams staaff in 2017.

18 responses to “Report: Packers hire Shawn Mennenga as ST coach

  1. It’s official.

    Now I can tell you that a positive about Shawn is that he worked under Mike Pettine in Cleveland and was fired by Hue Jackson which is a feather in anyones cap, IMO.

    Heard good things from Vandy on him and sound special teams.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  2. Another strong move that has the trolls looking for their own answers. There has been a lot of off-season activity for the Packers, all very good moves so far. Not much in the works in Minnesota apparently. It would be hard to get excited about a lame duck head coach. The Vikings are circling the drain, after being oh, so close. All they needed was one small tweak. What happened? How could a preseason SuperBowl pick fail so miserably? Coaching? I don’t think Viking fans have to worry about that much longer. Six games in next year? Seven? Does it matter?

  3. stellarperformance says:
    January 31, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    Another strong move that has the trolls looking for their own answers. There has been a lot of off-season activity for the Packers, all very good moves so far. Not much in the works in Minnesota apparently.
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    Before you start worrying about MN you should start worrying about how to beat the Lions so you can avoid 4th place in the North.

  4. The Packers could hire a rock as a coach and to Packer fans it wold be a good move because to them anything the Packers do all all very good moves. Reminds me of the dweeb in the beginning of Men in Black. The best of the best of the best of the best. All words for a team in rebuild mode at this point and nobody knows if any of these moves are good or not.

  5. contra74 says:
    January 31, 2019 at 1:54 pm
    Before you start worrying about MN you should start worrying about how to beat the Lions so you can avoid 4th place in the North.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    I don’t worry about the Vikings. Ever. Why?

    As far as the Packers go……they’ve given me three lifetimes of success and memories. If they never win anything of significance ever again, I’m OK. How many fans of how many teams can say that?

  6. There has been a lot of off-season activity for the Packers
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    Yes, that is what happens when you clean house and start a rebuild. There is no need to have this kind of activity in Minnesota but thanks for your concern

  7. We all saw what happens when a team decides to replace a quarterback that nearly led them to a SuperBowl. They “missed it by this much.” They blamed a proficient quarterback when in fact it was an overrated defense and poor coaching that did them in. Then they spent Aaron Rodgers type money on one simple little tweak. It didn’t work.

    Rebuild schmebuild……..the Packers are repackaging itself around Rodgers, who’s a proven commodity at quarterback, not a wishing, hoping, and praying, pretender. The Viking “rebuild” led them straight to the drain, curling all the way. Enjoy the attaboy banners. That’s all ya got.

  8. Shawn Mennenga has ties to one of the most respected special teams coaches in the NFL, Dave Toub.

    Shawn coached under Chris Tabor who was Toub’s top assistant for 3 years.

    “A source said Mennenga planned to implement a lot of the same schemes run by Toub and Tabor.”

    It would be nice to have the third phase be a strength and not just pray disaster doesn’t strike every time those units take the field like I did last year. Special teams need to be solid.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  9. stellarperformance says:

    I don’t worry about the Vikings. Ever. Why?
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    I guess you’re used to finishing behind them most of the time. Otherwise you would be worrying about them most of the time.

  10. Whenever the Vikings win a few games against the Packers, they should move quickly and do everything in their power to get to a SuperBowl. Even if it means replacing the most strategic position on the team for no reason whatsoever. Even if it means spending lots of guaranteed money. Whatever it takes. They need to take advantage of whatever vacuum the Packers give them. The Packers always catch their breath and before you know it, at some point they return full-strength and the door of opportunity slams shut on the Vikings. Even when the Packers step aside for two decades or more, the Packers always return and steal their thunder before they can accomplish anything. Then, the circling of the drain process begins all over again for the Vikings.

    They blew it. It’s happening again.

  11. gtodriver says:
    January 31, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    stellarperformance says:
    I don’t worry about the Vikings. Ever. Why?
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    I guess you’re used to finishing behind them most of the time. Otherwise you would be worrying about them most of the time.
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    Since the Vikings started, I think they are pretty much even as far as who’s finished behind who. The Vikings had a great 1970’s, but those days are long gone. It’s too bad that whenever they get in the playoffs, they tend to fall apart. They are something like 25th in playoff winning percentage. Zimmer hasn’t done a whole lot to change that. You would think that with their talent, and the way that Vikes fans tell us how Spielman and Brzezinski are the best, Zimmer should have no problem getting the job done. This year, he got the QB he wanted, and he had weapons all over the place- and Zimmer coached them to 5 less wins.

  12. You guys sure do spend a lot of time worrying about the Vikings.
    Good job replacing your coaches. You still need to replace about 40 of the 53 players that suit up. Good luck.

    Accountability seems to be the biggest theme I’ve heard.
    LeFail seems like a nice guy. My question is when this team hits a bad stretch or the game is getting out of hand or whatever, who’s going to get in somebodys face? It wont be the QB.

  13. no worrying. just shutting you guys down. how can you talk about a qb that has what NO Viking has? c’mon, son. your team has had at least 3 opportunities to get your first super bowl win this lifetime and you guys blew it! you do realize we can all see you, right? we all see those zero championships. what are you crowing about? explain.

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