The Green Bay Packers have fired special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga after two seasons in that role with the team, a source confirmed to ESPN. Mennenga was part of coach Matt LaFleur's original staff when he was hired before the 2019 season. There was no immediate word on the status of defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, whose contract expired after this season.
And with a sense of possible "NFL moment" at hand that Pete Rozelle and Cameron Crowe could only have dreamed about, mousy Matt LaFleur -- the Packers half-cooked head coach -- instead sent out his field goal unit. Rodgers should have held his ground and, with great green-and-bold animation, waved them back. LaFleur could have only responded with either mute acquiescence or a timeout.
Gronk and Brady are back in the Super Bowl.