Packers Deny Bears’ Request to Interview Clements


The Bears continue to lose to the Packers, even in the offseason.  The Green Bay Packers have reportedly denied the Bears request to interview quarterbacks coach Tom Clements for their vacant Offensive Coordinator job.  This blurb from the Sun Times on Clements:

"Clements, who led the Fighting Irish to a national title in 1973, practiced law in Chicago for five years before joining Lou Holtz’s staff at Notre Dame in 1995. Since then, he’s developed a reputation for developing quarterbacks, most recently Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay."

According to Brad Biggs:

"The Bears faxed a formal request for permission to meet with Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements today, a day after Green Bay’s season ended in overtime at Arizona, and that request was quickly denied with general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy agreeing they didn’t want their quarterbacks coach calling plays for the Bears next season, a source said."

So there you go.  The Packers are not breaking any rule by refusing the Bears’ request, but it’s kind of a professional courtesy to allow coaches being considered for promotions to interview for such jobs.  The only time they cannot block the request is if the assistant is being considered for a head coaching position.  Is it too late to fire Lovie?

Just another reason to hate the fucking Packers.   I’m happy as hell they lost to the Cardinals.  Enjoy your offseason, dickheads Cheeseheads.