Packers confirm hiring of Matt LaFleur as coach
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday night, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier.
The 39-year-old LaFleur spent this season as offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, his first calling plays in the NFL. Before that, he was offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, helping direct a high-powered offense with coach Sean McVay calling plays.
Packers, Philbin prep for final 2 games of losing season
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers find themselves in unfamiliar territory, with no playoff berth to chase but quarterback Aaron Rodgers healthy enough to play in the final two games of a going-nowhere season.
If interim head coach Joe Philbin has anything to say about it, anyone who is healthy enough to play - including Rodgers - will play next weekend against the New York Jets despite the circumstances.
Packers look to keep momentum going under Philbin
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — One week, one win for Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin.
Now, the self-effacing, self-deprecating Philbin wants to keep the momentum going from Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons to keep alive Green Bay's slim playoff hopes. At the least, there are positive vibes in the locker room as the Packers begin preparing for NFC North-leading Chicago next week.
Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula.
They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin.
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.
Fired coach Mike McCarthy returns to speak to Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Fired shortly after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn't get a chance to say goodbye to the team he coached for most of the past 13 seasons.
On Wednesday, he got his chance. Interim coach Joe Philbin allowed McCarthy back into Lambeau Field to speak to the team, and the players bid him farewell with a standing ovation.
Philbin: Winston Moss was let go because of ‘fit’ with team
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn't easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he "just didn't feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be."
Packers president Murphy to hire next coach, GM involved
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' head-coaching vacancy should be appealing for one big reason.
He plays quarterback and signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension this year.
Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, though, will not be involved in the process of selecting Mike McCarthy's successor, but is free to provide input, team president Mark Murphy said on Monday.
Mike McCarthy, Joe Philbin giving Packers offensive playbook a makeover
GREEN BAY — When Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive players return for the team’s offseason program in mid-April, they’ll be coming back to a redesigned playbook, rewritten by head coach Mike McCarthy, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and the rest of the staff.
But at least the huddle operation will be the same. McCarthy made sure of that — just so his 34-year-old, two-time NFL MVP quarterback isn’t an unhappy camper.
Packers coaching staff is (almost) set, with additions, returns and new titles
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy is taking a new approach with the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff — and he’s turning to some old friends to help him make sure it returns his team to Super Bowl contention next season.
Green Bay Packers bring back Philbin to run offense
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A familiar face on offense and a fresh voice on defense headline the changes to Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's revamped staff in the wake of the team's first losing season since 2008.
Packers: John Schneider’s return appears tall order, but sources say Joe Philbin will be back
GREEN BAY — At the rate they’re going, the Green Bay Packers might have to dump Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day” and start playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” after touchdowns next season.
Not only did the Packers ask the Seattle Seahawks for permission to interview general manager John Schneider, according to an NFL source, but another league source confirmed that the Packers plan to bring former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin back for a role on coach Mike McCarthy’s staff.
Incognito says he and Martin haven’t patched up differences
MIAMI (AP) — Richie Incognito says Jonathan Martin reached out to him several times in the aftermath of the bullying scandal that sabotaged the Miami Dolphins' 2013 season, but Incognito has no interest in talking.
The two were teammates in the Dolphins' offensive line and at the center of the scandal.
Miami Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: Rookie coach Adam Gase, DE Mario Williams, rookie G Laremy Tunsil, RB Arian Foster, LB Kiko Alonso, CB Bobby Maxwell, S Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Key losses: DE Olivier Vernon, DE Derrick Shelby, CB Brent Grimes, CB Brice McCain, CB Jamar Taylor, RB Lamar Miller, LB Kelvin Sheppard, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Greg Jennings.
- Wisconsin State JournalAfter bevy of road interviews, Packers inch closer to their next head coachJanuary 7, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalFor Joe Philbin, his time coaching in Green Bay has been ‘an honor’ — no matter what happens nextDecember 30, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalPackers’ first two head-coaching candidates? Jim Caldwell, Chuck PaganoDecember 28, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneSchofield: Packers were more balanced, multiple in first game with Joe Philbin calling playsDecember 13, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalWhile not quite picture-perfect, Joe Philbin’s play-calling helps Packers offense get in gearDecember 13, 2018