Jason La Canfora, citing team and league sources, reports that any pending changes for the Packers aren’t expected to involve HC Mike McCarthy and are instead likely to occur elsewhere in the organization.
La Canfora says the Packers roster and talent level is currently the subject of internal review.
“Internally, there are concerns about the output from recent drafts and numerous position groups that are not as strong as they once were, so long-time general manager Ted Thompson is not immune to review,” La Canfora writes. “How long Thompson, 63, wants to continue doing this job already was the source of conjecture, and should the team not pull out of its tailspin, some team sources believe the club’s board of directors could oversee front-office changes.”
Getting back to McCarthy, La Canfora mentions he’s likely safe but there are reportedly concerns about how loyal he’s been to members of his coaching staff, particularly DC Dom Capers. According to La Canfora, Capers is under particular pressure to keep his job beyond this season.
Beyond that, La Canfora says that there’s a belief the offensive coaching staff has become “bogged down” and may need an influx of new assistants.
According to La Canfora, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and McCarthy still have mutual respect for one another and sources have told him that Rodgers is unlikely to support making a coaching change.
Should any front office changes be made, director of football operations is someone worth keeping an eye on, as he has come up as a future successor to Thompson and figures to be a GM candidate for other teams next year.
We’ll have more regarding potential changes for the Packers as the news is available.