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Pack may block Van Pelt from moving on

Posted by Chris Brown on January 23, 2014 – 9:27 am

If Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is offered the Browns head coaching job there is a lot of media speculation that he’ll tab Green Bay Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt for his offensive coordinator post. The problem there however, is Van Pelt is still under contract with Green Bay and most believe head coach Mike McCarthy will block any requests for an interview.

McCarthy already lost quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who took the offensive coordinator post with the Giants earlier this month. It’s believed that Van Pelt would slide over to replace McAdoo as quarterbacks coach on McCarthy’s staff, so losing two offensive assistants is not something the Packers head coach would like to see happen.

Of course domino number one would need to fall first to see if the Van Pelt situation even becomes an issue between Cleveland and Green Bay.

On a separate note the Bills are interviewing candidates for their quarterbacks coach, but Van Pelt’s name has not surfaced in media circles for Buffalo’s new position to this point. The difference between the job available with the Bills and the potential one with the Browns is the Cleveland job would represent a promotion to a coordinator post. Buffalo’s vacancy would be more a lateral move.


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