20 July 2024

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 05: Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers looks on during Packers Family Night at Lambeau Field on August 05, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A late-season revival saved Joe Barry’s job as Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator in 2022. It wasn’t enough in 2023.

 

As first reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and confirmed by Packer Central, Barry is out as Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator

Barry was Green Bay’s defensive coordinator for three seasons. His units finished 13th in points and ninth in yards in 2021, 17th in points and 17th in yards in 2022, and 10th in points and 17th in yards in 2023.

The top-10 finish in scoring was just the team’s second since winning the Super Bowl in 2010. However, his frequently conservative unit continually underperformed relative to the talent provided by general manager Brian Gutekunst via multiple first-round draft picks.

 

The decision was not a surprise, and the relative speed of it will put Packers coach Matt LaFleur in position to dive into most of the top candidates. Given how the team finished the season, it should be a coveted opening so long as the

 

 

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