Packers exec writes to fan who applied for defensive coordinator job, takes jab at Bears – saimmalik


The Green Bay Packers made a change at defensive coordinator within the offseason, changing Joe Barry with Jeff Hafley to take over a protection that was tenth in factors allowed and seventeenth in yards allowed.

Because the Packers looked for Barry’s substitute, one Packers fan determined to use for the place with none NFL expertise. Underdog Fantasy’s Dan McDermott posted on X on Sunday revealing that his cousin had utilized for the job, and Packers CEO Mark Murphy responded.

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Inexperienced Bay Packers President Mark Murphy seems on throughout warmups earlier than the sport in opposition to the Washington Commanders at FedExField on Oct. 23, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Pictures)

“Thanks a lot to your cowl letter and resume concerning our Defensive Coordinator place,” Murphy’s note read. “Whereas your fantasy soccer expertise is spectacular, I remorse to tell you that we’ve determined to go in a unique path.

“I hear the Bears have a gap – you look to be an ideal match for them. Thanks once more.”

Barry joined the Packers earlier than the beginning of the 2021 season, coming over from the Los Angeles Rams, the place he served as an assistant head coach and linebackers coach.

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Boston College's Jeff Hafley

Boston Faculty Eagles head coach Jeff Hafley watches a reply on the video board within the first half through the recreation in opposition to the Pittsburgh Panthers at Acrisure Stadium on Nov. 16, 2023 in Pittsburgh. (Justin Berl/Getty Pictures)

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Defensive coordinator Joe Barry celebrates a cease throughout Inexperienced Bay Packers Household Evening at Lambeau Discipline, on Aug. 5, 2022 in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin. (Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

Hafley was the pinnacle coach at Boston College from 2020 to 2023 earlier than he jumped again into the NFL ranks. He served as an assistant defensive backs coach and defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in two completely different stints. He was additionally the defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.

Inexperienced Bay’s protection improved 12 months over 12 months, and it helped them get to the playoffs at 9-8. The Packers upset the Dallas Cowboys within the wild-card playoffs partially because of a Darnell Savage Decide Six.

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Murphy’s word to the fan was dated Jan. 30. The Bears employed Eric Washington as their new defensive coordinator on Jan. 27.

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