Jerry Gray, Tony Oden interview for Packers DB coach opening

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The Packers got to work on finding a new defensive backs coach on Monday.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers head coach Matt LaFleur interviewed Jerry Gray and Tony Oden for the vacancy. Jason Simmons held that job in 2019 and has left for the same spot on the Panthers staff.

Gray spent the last six years as the Vikings defensive backs coach and has also had stints as a defensive coordinator in Tennessee and Buffalo during his two decades as an NFL assistant coach.

Oden was dispatched by the Dolphins after coaching their defensive backs over the last two seasons. He’s also had stints in Detroit, Tampa, Jacksonville, New Orleans and Houston.

14 responses to “Jerry Gray, Tony Oden interview for Packers DB coach opening

  1. If you hire him get ready to see a lot of the DB’s looking back at the WR’s run into the end zone with nobody within 10 yards.

  2. Remember back like 10-15 years ago, when every Packer DB didn’t play with a 7 yards cushion to start every play? It’d make sense if they knew how to tackle, and ran a bend but don’t break defense. Instead, it’s a bend, bend…….bend some more, and then eventually whiff on three tackles and give up a 35 yard TD-type secondary. It’s not that Pettine is a bad coach, he is however a very very mediocre one. He’s just like Capers, except less sleepy looking on the sideline.

  3. Talent makes every coach look like a genius. Getting the most from mediocre talent is where a coach can differentiate himself. The Packers need more talent, not less Pettine.

  4. stellarperformance says:
    January 28, 2020 at 10:18 am
    Talent makes every coach look like a genius. Getting the most from mediocre talent is where a coach can differentiate himself. The Packers need more talent, not less Pettine
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    The Packers need less poutine

  5. Zimmer is getting rid of anybody without previous ties to him. He’s taking ground-up total rebuild to a new level…….without implicating himself. Good gig, if you can get it.

  6. After spending 2/3rds of my life in Wisconsin, I had never heard of poutine until cheesy brought his misplaced attention to it. I think Viking fans would love to know the best places to get it, and there’s a lot of them in Minneapolis. Strangely, none in Milwaukee. You can easily find this guide on-line. Bon Appetit’

    “So without further ado, we present a handy guide to 15 of the Twin Cities’ best plates of poutine, mapped in roughly geographic order, just in time for for another bout of sub-zero temps.”

  7. The Viking safeties excelled under Gray, but the CBs never seemed to develop as well as they could have. Not sure if he’s the answer for the Pack, but then again, if he sucks, what the heck do I care?

  8. This team has been a slow motion train wreck for years.
    Replacing coaches will not correct an abysmal lack of talent on defense.
    This is the worst defensive team in the NFCN and probably the NFC with virtually no hope in sight. Enjoy being back to battling the lions for last place.

  9. Strangely, none in Milwaukee
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    Yet another example of you being wrong. There are several places in Milwaukee to get poutine. The best is Vanguard Bar on south K.K Ave

  10. pkrh8tr says:
    January 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm
    Yet another example of you being wrong. There are several places in Milwaukee to get poutine. The best is Vanguard Bar on south K.K Ave
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I guess there can only be one answer to that…….eat it!

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