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Who's Your Favorite Packers OC/DC?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by El Guapo, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. El Guapo

    El Guapo Cheesehead

    Dec 7, 2011
    It's the offseason so let's have some fun. Who is your favorite offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator? They can be from any era, but give a reason as to why they are your favorite.
  2. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

    Oct 30, 2012
    DC: Fritz Shurmer (1994-1998): Smart, fiery coach, who was great at making adjustments during a game.

    OC: Sherm Lewis (1992-99): Think he worked with Holmgren on bringing the West Coast Offense to GB. Quiet guy, but knew his X and O's.
  3. Packerlifer

    Packerlifer Cheesehead

    Sep 4, 2008
    For defense I'd say Phil Bengtson, Fritz Shurmer and Dave Hanner.

    The only offensive coordinator who really stands out for me was Bob Schnelker from 1980-85. The best of the rest have pretty much been "staff guys" while the best Packers' offenses have been the creatures of and run by the head coaches: Lombardi, Infante, Holmgren, Sherman, McCarthy.

    Bengtson designed and ran the Packers' defenses for 5 world championship teams in the 1960's. He's overshadowed by Lombardi and the fact that the dynasty came apart during his head coaching tenure. But there's a reason Lombardi retained him by promising he would be his successor in Green Bay and his work with the defense made him a top figure in the game at that time.

    Hanner had a 30 year association with the Packers as a player, assistant coach and scout. He dc'ed for Dan Devine and Bart Starr and produced some pretty tough defenses during the 1970's. If the Packers had had a little more offense then with the defense Hanner produced the record of that decade would have been better.

    Schnelker really opened up the offense when he had Lynn Dickey, James Lofton, John Jefferson, Paul Coffman and backs Eddie Lee Ivery, Gerry Ellis and Harlan Huckelby in the '80's.

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