Packers name Thompson advisor, search firm will find new GM

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McCarthy never specifically elaborated on what he meant, but his word choice was telling for a man who in his 12 seasons as the Packers' coach has worked for just one GM, Ted Thompson, who will not return as general manager.

A contract extension through the 2019 season should make McCarthy more comfortable.

McCarthy said at his season-ending news conference Thursday that Bennett may stay with the team in another capacity.

Campen is the team's current offensive line coach.

While the team has not made a formal announcement about the departure of veteran defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Murphy said McCarthy has the go-ahead to search for a replacement without waiting for a new GM.

The Green Bay Packers will likely hire from within their organization to replace former general manager Ted Thompson, who was relieved of those duties earlier this week.

Offensive line coach James Campen, the longest-tenured Packers assistant coach, also could be under consideration for the offensive coordinator job.

McAdoo coached under Mike McCarthy from 2006-2013 before becoming the Giants' offensive coordinator. "Frankly, I'm more concentrated on the fit of the GM".

As for 2017, coach Mike McCarthy says Hundley wasn't prepared.

Two sources said coach Mike McCarthy had made a decision to remove longtime assistant coach Edgar Bennett from the offensive coordinator position he had held since 2015.

"The part that no one wants to talk about is the personal aspect of it". That will fall clearly under what's best for the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers' Super Bowl victory in 2010 was the highlight of Thompson's 13-year tenure, which also included four NFC championship game appearances.

Despite the clear injury-related reasons for the poorer performance, the Packers are making a bunch of changes to their offense this offseason.

Regardless of the coaching staff changes, there will be a lot of pressure on the new general manager. It needs to be answered throughout football operations. "He cares about it, and when you see somebody who cares about it as much as Ben does, you can't help but have respect for the guy".

"But we did not play to the standard of the Green Bay Packers and it's my responsibility to make sure we get better and get back to that".

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