July 23, 2024

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This week, the Green Bay Packers appointed a new defensive coordinator. Jeff Hafley is back in the NFL after almost five years as the Boston College Eagles’ head coach. Hafley felt cut out of the college football world, so he decided to give the professionals another go. According to ESPN, Hafley just wants to devote more of his attention to teaching football and less time to the complexities of college recruitment, particularly in light of NIL’s advent.

There are a lot of fans excited about the potential that Hafley brings to the Packers’ defense.  However, it was reported today that Green Bay had made an offer to someone else prior to hiring Hafley.

The Ravens promoted from within to replace former defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald with inside linebackers coach and ex-Ravens linebacker Zach Orr.

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Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that Orr interviewed with the Packers on Tuesday and they were ready to extend him an offer.

It was ultimately decided that he would remain in Baltimore and the Ravens agreed to keep him in that position.

The 31-year-old is considered one of the brightest defensive coaches in football, and has coached for the NFL since 2017. Having coached the Ravens’ inside linebackers since 2022, he has been widely credited with helping Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen become one of the league’s top linebacker pairs. In 2023, both players were named to the Pro Bowl.

For the defensive coordinator position, the Packers interviewed several candidates. Denard Wilson, another candidate who interviewed with the Packers, became defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.  It will be interesting to see how Hafley plays out with the Packers.

 

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