Mike Pettine is Packers' Defensive Coordinator

Mike Pettine is Packers' Defensive Coordinator

The Green Bay Packers are set to hire ex-Cleveland Browns' head coach Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bradley reportedly signed a new contract to remain defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, and Fangio, whose contract expired on January 8, could be retained in Chicago by new head coach Matt Nagy.

Pettine had a top-10 defense in each of his five seasons as a coordinator, including first (2009), third (2010), fifth (2011) and eighth-place (2012) rankings with the Jets and a 10th-place showing with the Bills in 2013. He then took over as head coach for Cleveland in 2014 but was sacked in January 2016, finishing with a 10-22 record as the Browns dropped 18 of his final 21 games with the team. He previously worked under Rex Ryan with stops that included the Baltimore Ravens in several defensive roles, and New York Jets and Bills as defensive coordinator.

Pettine is 51 years old and like many McCarthy hires, a native of Pennsylvania. Vic Fangio, the Bears' defensive coordinator the last three seasons, had been in the running. Prior to that, however, Pettine was a successful defensive coordinator.

The Packers fired Capers after a 7-9 season ended with Green Bay ranked 22nd in total defense and 26th in points allowed.

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Green Bay's defense has basically become a laughingstock over the last few seasons as team seem to be able to throw deep on them nearly at will in the third and fourth quarters of games.

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