Friday, February 3, 2012

Packers Promote and Brewers Sign Players

The Packers promoted Tom Clements to Offensive coordinator; Clements was quarterbacks coach for six seasons for the Packers. The move is just down the hall to the office vacated by Joe Philbin, who was hired by the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago as Head coach. “Clements said “I’ve been a coordinator before, only for a few years. I’ve always wanted to get back to doing that and thankful that it’s here in Green Bay. I think it’s a great opportunity. We have a young team. We’ve had success over the past couple of years. We still have a lot of room to grow and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
The move was widely expected by the Packers, which has seen more than their share; of coaching staff accept positions outside the organization. I wrote a previous article here, about coaching moves.  
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said, “Tom Clements has been a big part of the Offense success, and an obvious decision for the promotion to Offensive Coordinator.”

In other news, the Brewers came to agreement with Pitcher Shaun Marcum just minutes ahead of the arbitration hearing. The reported agreement for $7.725 million was the half-way point of the 8.7 million Marcum requested and the 6.7 the Brewers submitted over a month ago.
The Brewers Jose Veras is the only arbitration eligible player unsigned. Players also signed by the Brewers are infielders Eric Farris, Matt Gamel, Taylor Green, and Zelous Wheeler, outfielder Logan Shafer, and right hand pitcher Santo Manzanillo.
No news yet on Ryan Braun’s appeal, maybe this next week. With 15 days to the Pitchers and Catchers report for training, the Brew Crew has their players signed, and ready to Rock & Roll. I’m ready! How about you? Till next time.