Packers fire special teams coach Slocum Less than two weeks after a pair of botched special-teams plays cost the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum on Friday.
Ex-Giants DC Fewell to coach Skins' secondary The Washington Redskins added another piece to their defensive staff, hiring former New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to become the Redskins' secondary coach, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Green Bay's offense looks to build on its strong performance last week working against a Washington defense that has been one of the best in the league thus far. The Packers should be aggressive early, as some big plays from QB Brett Favre will take the crowd out of the game and help open up the running game for RB Ahman Green.
While Green's numbers are down from last year, he is still extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands and the Redskins must prevent him from breaking any long runs. Is Green Bay's offense finally hitting on all cylinders or will it sputter working against Washington's stout defense?