Price of Success

The Green Bay Packers success over the past few seasons means assistants and front office personnel are being looked at as candidates for openings around the league.

Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will interview with the Kansas City Chiefs for their head coaching job tonight, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this  morning, citing a Green Bay source.

Philbin, 50, also is on the Miami Dolphins’ list of possible coaching candidates, Fox’s Jay Glazer has reported.



Reggie McKenzie, the Packers’ director of football operations, is expected to interview today for the Oakland Raiders’ general manager job, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing an unnamed source.

McKenzie, who is close to Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, also has been mentioned by Chicago media as a possible candidate for the Bears’ GM job. Jerry Angelo was fired Tuesday after 11 years as the Bears’ GM. Because the Packers gave McKenzie permission to interview with the Raiders, he’s free to interview with other teams as well, Jensen reported.

At least one assistant is also being considered for a collegiate position.

Meanwhile, Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements will receive a second interview for the head coaching job at Penn State, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Best of luck to all three gentlemen in their pursuit of these career advancing opportunities.

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