Packers Fire Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Mennenga

By Adam Roberts – 1/28/2021

One coordinator has been shown the door in Green Bay, now we’ll see if another one will follow.

The team has relieved special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga of his duties after he joined the Packers in 2019 as a part of head coach Matt LaFleur’s staff. His two-year tenure was certainly underwhelming, with the team finishing 26th in the league in special teams during 2019 and 29th this past season.

The lowlights on special teams this year include a J.K. Scott punt getting blocked against Houston, allowing a 73 yard punt-return touchdown against Philadelphia and a 91-yarder against Jacksonville, and missing numerous extra points including a botch against the Rams in the divisional round that injured kicker Mason Crosby’s shoulder.

As for Pettine, he is not under contract past the 2020 season, and given how exposed the defense looked against Tampa Bay early in the NFC Championship Game, it’s reasonable to assume change could come there as well.