Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says his staff is disappointed by his decision to take on a second year head coaching job at the University of Alabama, and has the support of a wide array of staff and players.
McCarthy was named defensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2016, taking over from coach Paul Wulff who left to become the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech.
In an interview with Fox Sports’ NFL Sunday crew, McCarthy said he was a little disappointed with the move, but that he was also proud to work alongside the staff he’d worked with before.
He said he’d been talking to people on the staff since the season ended, and he was confident in their work ethic.
“It was just a question of where the team was at and what the team needed,” McCarthy said.
McCarney’s departure from the Atlanta Falcons came after four seasons with the team, the longest stint by an Atlanta head coach since John Madden in 2001.”
We’ve got a lot of respect for them and it just wasn’t the best fit for what the coach needs.”
McCarney’s departure from the Atlanta Falcons came after four seasons with the team, the longest stint by an Atlanta head coach since John Madden in 2001.
McHale said the departure was inevitable after the Falcons lost six of their first eight games, which included an embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
McBrayer had been the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Falcons under the current head coach, Ryan Grigson.
McGriffy said the Falcons offensive line was “the biggest reason why they were a playoff team”, adding that he had not seen a “good offensive line” in a long time.
McHayes has a long history of working with quarterbacks and quarterbacks coaches in the NFL.
McGregor, the Falcons’ defensive coordinator from 2014 to 2016, took over the coaching duties for a young team that finished seventh in the league in total defense last season.
McGill, the former Falcons defensive coordinator, will coach the quarterbacks, with former head coach Kirby Smart in the role of quarterbacks coach.
McKenzie and McCarthy are both in their seventh season with the Falcons, having worked together with the Atlanta front office for the past four years.
McKinney was a former NFL scout for the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants, while McCarthy was a player for the Atlanta Seahawks, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.
McCloughy will be replaced by Jimbo Fisher, who is now the head coach at the USC Trojans.