Last year on defense, the buzzword was change. This year, it’s continuity.
New Head Coach Matt LaFleur mentioned it as the primary reason to retain Mike Pettine as coordinator. Pettine brought it up, too, in discussing the big jump he expects his unit to make this year.
Count the players as well among those who not only appreciate, but also are excited about, the continuity Pettine’s return brings to Green Bay’s defense.
In meeting with the media this week for the first time in 2019, defensive lineman Kenny Clark said this week he “badly” wanted Pettine back, and linebacker Blake Martinez said the defense will be “way better off.”