The Eagles have reportedly hired Vic Fangio to replace the fired Sean Desai as defensive coordinator, and they’ve started filling out his coaching staff.
According to Jane Slater, former Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry will interview for the position of linebackers coach.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 26, 2024
In 2022, the Packers dropped from ninth overall in total defense to 17th under Barry. Green Bay also finished 17th in total defense this season but climbed into the top 10 in fewest points allowed.
The primary issue for Barry’s Packers was a poor run defense. Green Bay was ranked 28th against the run in 2023, down from 26th in 2022 after finishing 11th in 2021.
Barry’s unit allowed four teams to rush for more than 200 yards against them in 2023.