June 24, 2024

NEWS NOW: Packers fire defensive coordinator Joe Barry was….

Practically since his hiring, Green Bay Packers fans have been displeased with defensive coordinator Joe Barry. Matt LaFleur brought Barry on to lead the defense prior to the 2021 season, and in the last three years, the Packers have been a middle of the pack defense overall while consistently fielding one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL.

To make matters worse, the defense often looks at its worst when facing mediocre quarterbacks. Look no further than a three-game stretch late in the 2023 season for an example of this: the trio of Tommy DeVito, Baker Mayfield, and Bryce Young all gashed the Green Bay defense, with DeVito’s and Mayfield’s teams winning and Mayfield recording a perfect passer rating.

Despite the Packers’ late-season surge, it seems that this sequence was finally enough for head coach Matt LaFleur. And so, on Wednesday morning, news comes that a change is coming on that side of the football:

A change in Green Bay: Joe Barry will not return as the #Packers’ defensive coordinator, per sources. pic.twitter.com/XDPyrUC0wC

 

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