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Is it too much to expect a head coach to take a team to the Super Bowl in his first year with the franchise? Fair or not Justin McCray Jersey White , that will likely be the weight on the shoulders of whoever the Green Bay Packers hire as their next head coach. A 35-year-old Aaron Rodgers, solid offensive weapons around him, and some up-and-coming defensive talent should give the new coach plenty to work with next season.However, a boost in confidence for the players on the roster could help as well. A little over a decade ago, the Green and Gold got hot towards the end of a down year. Since then, multiple people involved with those teams have said that the success carried over into the following season as the team rebounded to achieve great things the next year.Meanwhile Marwin Evans Jersey , there remain reasons for optimism that this team can indeed turn things around down the stretch and into next season. Certain factors have inhibited the team from winning games, but the overall performance of both offense and defense have definite and fixable shortcomings. Address those, and it could help change the narrative moving into another uncertain offseason.Aaron Rodgers cites 2006-07 as motivation for Packers to finish strong | Packers WireMike McCarthy's Packers finished with four straight wins in 2006 (led largely by a resurgent defense), which helped buoy the team to a great year in 2007. Perhaps a similar finish this year could portend good things for 2019?The Packers are going to rebound in 2019. Here’s why - SBNation.comBill Connelly's look at the Packers' numbers shows both an offense and a defense that are very good in some areas and very bad in others. With a bit better luck and better execution in specific situations, this team should be due to bounce back next season.Kenny Clark is Packers’ nominee for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award | Packers.comCongrats to Kenny for this honor. It's impressive to see such a young player -- he's still just 23 -- up for this award.Most recent book on Joe Philbin's playcalling: Northeastern, 1996 - ESPNPhilbin talked about his playcalling experience Nick Perry Jersey White , which has been minimal in the past two decades. Outside of the occasional final preseason game, he didn't call plays in Green Bay, nor did he do so when he was the head coach in Miami. You have to go back to his time at Northeastern University in the mid-90s to find the last time that he did it on a regular basis.Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says accountability never an issue under former coach Mike McCarthy | Packersnews.comRodgers seemed to take issue with some of Winston Moss’ feelings in his tweetstorm from Tuesday; specifically, he mentioned that he told McCarthy explicitly to pick on him in meetings to show the rest of the team that no one player was above the others.24 Amazon workers sent to hospital after robot accidentally unleashes bear spray - ABC NewsThis isn't funny, but rather is a reminder that bear spray is serious stuff and should not be played around with. And maybe it should be kept in areas where warehouse robots can't bust open canisters? Matt LaFleur has his guy.More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinPackers at Bears to open 2019 scheduleTop Tweets: Brewers make hilarious ‘Mean Girls’ parody videoMatthews signs with Rams after 10 years with PackersPackers re-sign tight end Marcedes LewisTop Tweets: Nikola Mirotic loves being a Milwaukee BuckThe Green Bay Packers hired Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator, the team officially announced Wednesday morning.Hackett spent the majority of the last four seasons in Jacksonville Mason Crosby Jersey White , serving as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and offensive coordinator (Week 9 of 2016 – Week 12 of 2018). Hackett was relieved of his coordinator duties this fall after a 24-21 loss to Buffalo on Nov. 25, a result of Blake Bortles’ struggles at quarterback and a lack of production on offense. However, the Jaguars went on to average 9.6 points per game over the final five contests without Hackett on the sideline.His best season as coordinator was 2017, when the Jaguars ranked fifth with 26.1 points per game and聽boasted the top rushing offense (141.4 yards per game). Hackett’s offensive calls helped the Jaguars to an AFC Championship appearance.Hackett also was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo for two seasons (2013-14). In 2013, the Bills led the league with a red-zone scoring mark of 95.5 percent and averaged 144.2 rushing yards per game, which ranked second in the NFL.As a player Nick Perry Jersey , Hackett was a four-year letterman as a linebacker and long snapper from 1999-2002 for the University of California-Davis.
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