Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Packers assistants in demand
By Kevin Seifert
At least two members of the Green Bay Packers coaching staff have emerged as head coaching candidates elsewhere, an unsurprising development for a reigning Super Bowl champion that followed up with a 15-1 season.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is scheduled to interview Wednesday night with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Chiefs are widely expected to retain interim coach Romeo Crennel, who replaced the fired Todd Haley last month, but are doing their due diligence nonetheless.
Meanwhile, quarterbacks coach Tom Clements reportedly will receive a second interview for the head coaching job at Penn State. Clements' first interview apparently came via Skype, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Packers have a playoff bye this week, opening a small window for their assistants to interview for jobs. They are scheduled to practice Wednesday and Thursday before taking a long weekend for rest.