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updated 1:48 PM UTC, Apr 20, 2018

McCarthy Picks Mike Pettine For Defensive Coordinator

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in Sports

The new defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers will be former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine.

  Final details were hammered out Tuesday and Pettine accepted the offer from Packers coach Mike McCarthy.  The choice was something of a surprise, coming after nine days of speculation.  The 51-year-old Pettine has worked with some of the best defensive units in the N-F-L.  From 2009 to 2012 the New York Jets ranked first, third, fifth and eighth in overall defense.  In 2013 he went to Buffalo and the Bills defense ranked 10th in the league.  His track record suggests Pettine will use both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive alignments which are pressure-based.

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