Packers Reportedly Find New Defensive Coordinator

Packers Reportedly Find New Defensive Coordinator

The Packers will interview Mike Pettine for their vacant defensive coordinator job, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Pettine, who interviewed with the team Tuesday, was a consultant for the Seahawks this season.

Philbin was the Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach and offensive line coach the past two seasons, but he spent nine seasons with the Packers from 2003 through 2011, filling a variety of roles. He took his first defensive coordinator job with the New York Jets in 2009.

Pettine will inherit a Packers defense which finished 22nd in total defense, the fourth time they've finished in the bottom third of the league in the last seven years under Capers.

The Packers have not officially announced any additions, but with Pettine and Joe Philbin reportedly on-board, they appear to have their coordinators in place - and both are former head coaches. Prior to that, however, Pettine was a successful defensive coordinator.

In looking to continue adding experience to his staff, head coach Mike McCarthy has now apparently settled on former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin to be his new offensive coordinator.

Each finished in the top 10 between 2009 and 2013.

His one year in Buffalo was another top 10 finish.

Green Bay's defense has basically become a laughingstock over the last few seasons as team seem to be able to throw deep on them nearly at will in the third and fourth quarters of games.