Mike McCarthy is looking for a new defensive coordinator in Green Bay. According to the NationalFootballPost.com , McCarthy fired defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, after the Packers finished 20th in yards allowed and 22nd in points allowed this season. The inability to stop the run, rush the passer and prevent big plays defensively all helped lead to a 6-10 record this past season.
McCarthy will have to consider whether he wants to stick with a 4-3 or a 3-4 defensive scheme. A switch to a 3-4 would require major changes in the types of defensive lineman and linebackers the team would use.
McCarthy has a potential candidate on the current staff in linebackers coach and assistant head coach Winston Moss. Moss has worked in Sanders 4-3 scheme for the last three seasons. Another possible candidate from outside the organization, Jim Haslett favors a 4-3 scheme.
There are a number of former head coaches who were fired this year or are serving as position coaches that are also available, including former 49ers coach Mike Nolan, former Jacksonville defensive coordinator Greg Williams and former Browns coach Romeo Crennel. Nolan and Crennel both have extensive experience with a 3-4.
That makes two now, the number of coaches that Mike McCarthy will now need to replace. Special teams coordinator Mike Stock retired last week.