Packers part ways with receivers coach Alvis Whitted

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The Green Bay Packers have elected to part ways with wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur announced the decision in a statement released by the team on Thursday night.

“We want to thank Alvis for all that he contributed to our success this season,” LaFleur said. “He’s a great man and we wish nothing but the best for him, his wife Tracy and the rest of their family moving forward.”

Whitted left Colorado State University after seven seasons to join LaFleur’s staff when he was hired as the Packers head coach last season. While Davante Adams continued to produce regularly with nearly 1,000 yards in just 12 games played, the team didn’t have any other receiver eclipse 500 yards on the year. Allen Lazard‘s 35 catches for 477 yards ranked second to Adams among receivers for Green Bay.

Whitted played nine seasons in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders after being a seventh-round pick in 1998.

8 responses to “Packers part ways with receivers coach Alvis Whitted

  1. It had nothing to do with the wide receivers coach, Aaron Rogers is getting old and can only concentrate on getting the ball to his favorite receiver. That said, only a young new QB will solve this problem. Look at Aaron’s passing stats, they are way down. They don’t need a new coach they need a new QB!

  2. This is not a guy LaFleur had worked with before. I’m sure it more of a philosophical difference in how he was coaching,or how he was able to communicate with his players or maybe he wasn’t as good of a coach as he had expected. As in all it’s not as easy as wide receivers didn’t play well, so fire him.

  3. But…but…but I was told the Packers have the deepest wide receiver corps in the NFL?!

  4. It’s not the WRs, it’s the QB.

    Rodgers was amongst the leaders in passes not on target.

    Maybe if he had played a few snaps in a couple of preseason games he might have developed some timing with his receivers.

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