Packers have spoken to Kris Richard about defensive coordinator

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The Packers’ search for a new defensive coordinator has included a conversation with Kris Richard.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers and Richard have spoken about the vacancy in Green Bay. The Packers opted not to retain Mike Pettine after his contract expired at the end of their season.

Richard was out of the league in 2020 after being let go by the Cowboys along with head coach Jason Garrett at the end of the 2019 season. He was the defensive backs coach and also called the defensive plays in Dallas. Richard also spent three years as the defensive coordinator in Seattle.

Richard also interviewed with the Raiders before they hired Gus Bradley last month.

Chargers passing game coordinator Joe Barry, Washington defensive backs coach Chris Harris and Rams safeties coach Ejiro Evero have also been identified as candidates to run the Packers Defense.

6 responses to “Packers have spoken to Kris Richard about defensive coordinator

  1. Would have enjoyed seeing Carrolls scheme after they ran Capers off.

    But right now, they do not have the personnel to pull this off.

    This would be a huge mistake.

  2. Why are we such a knee-jerk organization? We lost the NFCGC because our head coach doesn’t have any guts or understand basic analytics and our GM thought it was a good idea to draft a back-up QB and 4th string running back in rounds 1-2. Then we use our defensive coordinator as the scapegoat and ultimately downgrade the position.

  3. Then we use our defensive coordinator as the scapegoat and ultimately downgrade the position

    21-10 at halftime after a defensive breakdown for the ages.. immediately turned into 28-10, on an embarrassing whiff by Amos.

    I’m glad they made this move, as opposed to McCarthy sticking with Capers WELL past his expiration date.

    Gotta get the right guy though. And they seem to be picking from the leftovers.

  4. After seeing the list posted on another site Richard was one of my top 3 favorites -I also like Kacy Rodgers – but if we are going to take an old dog – would prefer Marvin Lewis over Wade Phillips – I think that we need fresh eyes so that is why I dont like the internal guys.

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