Packers Reportedly Interviewing Former OC Joe Philbin About Rejoining Staff

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2018

Joe Philbin, the offensive line and assistant head coach for the Indianapolis Colts stands on the field before an NFL football game against Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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The Green Bay Packers are reportedly planning to interview former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin about potentially rejoining the team's coaching staff.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network passed along the update Saturday, but it's unclear what position the Indianapolis Colts' assistant head coach would receive if hired.

Philbin originally joined the Packers' staff in 2003 as an assistant offensive line coach. He worked his way up to offensive coordinator in 2007, holding that role for five years before leaving to become the Miami Dolphins head coach in 2012.

The Green Bay offense ranked inside the top 10 in points and yardage during every season the Massachusetts native served as the coordinator. The team also won Super Bowl XLV with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers during his tenure.

In 2014, before a game between Philbin's Dolphins and the Packers, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about his fond memories of his former coordinator.

"I always appreciated his way of kind of bringing it all back together on Saturday mornings as he would give a talk and talk about what he did the night before," he told reporters. "What he was thinking about during the week, maybe a book that he read in the offseason that was applicable or a quote that he saw. I always appreciated hearing his voice."

Philbin failed to find success in Miami, posting a 24-28 record with no playoff appearances in three-plus seasons. He was fired early in the 2015 campaign.

The 56-year-old offensive guru joined Indianapolis, where he also serves as the offensive line coach, in 2016.

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