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Packers fire two offensive coaches

Posted: 2:40 PM, Jan 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-19 22:33:10Z
Report: Packers fire running backs coach
Report: Packers fire running backs coach
Report: Packers fire running backs coach

The first shoes are dropping in the aftermath of the Green Bay Packers' playoff loss.

The Packers have fired their running backs coach and tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot.

The productivity of the team's running game suffered in 2015 compared to 2014.

The team gained 1,850 yards on a 4.2 yard average this past year. They gained 1,917 yards on 4.4 yards per carry the year before.

Eddie Lacy's productivity was the worst of his three year pro career. He gained just 946 yards from scrimmage this year, compared to 1,435 in 2013 (when he won rookie of the year) and 1,566 in 2014.

His yards per carry were also his worst, at 4.1 per carry compared to 4.6 in 2014.

Lacy's weight became an issue throughout the year, and head coach Mike McCarthy addressed it in his news conference Monday.

As for tight ends, the Packers' productivity has been near-abysmal.

With Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless as the main tight ends the past two years, their production has only amounted to 1,194 yards combined the last two seasons - a total of just 37 yards per game.

By himself, Jermichael Finley averaged 45 yards per game between 2009-13, plus he was much more of a deep threat than Quarless and Rodgers have become.