Staff Shakeup Part Of McCarthy’s Effort To Get Pack On Track

Mike McCarthy: Edgar Bennett Won't Be Back As Offensive Coordinator

Mike McCarthy
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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is confirming that Edgar Bennett won’t be back as offensive coordinator.

McCarthy said at his season-ending news conference Thursday that Bennett may stay with the team in another capacity. It’s one of a number of changes following a season McCarthy said simply wasn’t up to the organization’s standards.

The Packers finished with a losing record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008

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Earlier in an interview on WTMJ-AM on Thursday, McCarthy said his message to players departing for the offseason was “there’s a standard in Green Bay and we didn’t meet it.” He said the team is working through some hard times following a disappointing season.

McCarthy addressed reports that quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt is among the latest coaches to go. The coach told WTMJ-AM that Van Pelt’s departure was a contractual personal choice.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers, defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebacker Scott McCurley were let go Wednesday. The Packers are looking for a new general manager as Ted Thompson moves into an advisory role.

Editor’s Note: This story was last updated at 2:36 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017 with information from McCarthy’s season-ending news conference.

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