Monday, January 26, 2009

Suddenly, Kevin Greene is a Packer

The man who may have inspired the haircut of A.J. Hawk will now be alongside him, every single day. Former Steelers, Rams, and Panthers linebacker will be introduced as a Linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers.

Greene has lead the NFL in sacks twice during his tenure, and was one of the more recognizable players in the game during the mid-1990's. He hasn't really been heard from since he retired from the NFL, but his familiarity with the 3-4 scheme and his participation in a few coaching internships were enough for McCarthy and Capers to invite Greene to their staff.

Now if you're asking yourself, "Wait a minute, don't the Packers already have a linebacker coach?", you're right. His name is Winston Moss, who you've no doubtfully heard a lot about this off-season. So the guy who was once a candidate for both the Rams and Raiders head coaching positions will now be nothing more than the "assistant" head coach of the Packers, as well as their inside linebackers coach. Kevin Greene will handle the duties of the outside linebackers position.

I have to say, I'm liking the way this defensive staff is unfolding.


Todd said...

Pat Tillman inspired Hawk's hair. But I like the hire. Putting Greene on the same unit with Moss, a guy that will probably be a D coordinator next season is brilliant. Been an exciting offseason so far.

Total Pageviews


This site is not affiliated with, nor endorsed or sponsored by, the University of Wisconsin.