GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Last week, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy seemed resigned to the fact that he would lose one member of his coaching staff, quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo.
Although McAdoo has not landed a new job yet, his parade of interviews continued on Tuesday. According to ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano, McAdoo left Monday’s meeting with the New York Giants about their offensive coordinator position and went straight to Florida, where he was scheduled to meet Tuesday with the Miami Dolphins about the same position on their staff.
Last Wednesday, McAdoo interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching position. McAdoo has been on McCarthy’s staff since the beginning in Green Bay. He coached tight ends from 2006-11 before being promoted to quarterbacks coach.
Miami appears to be a logical landing spot for McAdoo given his familiarity with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, the former Packers offensive coordinator.
“He’s prepared himself for opportunities potentially that are out there,” McCarthy said last week. “I think the world of Ben. I’ve been with Ben a long time and seen him diligently prepare himself to move forward. So whatever opportunities that do come by, he’ll do a phenomenal job.”
McAdoo might not be the only hole McCarthy could have to fill. Inside linebackers coach Winston Moss, who also has the assistant head coach title, has emerged as a possible candidate to become the Tennessee Titans' defensive coordinator, according to ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky.
Like McAdoo, Moss is an original member of McCarthy’s staff. Moss has interviewed for at least two head coaching jobs in past offseasons. In 2009, he met with both the Oakland Raiders (for whom he played four seasons) and the St. Louis Rams. It was at that time that McCarthy gave Moss the assistant head coach title.
“I think we have a very talented coaching staff,” McCarthy said last week. “I would anticipate interest throughout.”
The Packers' assistant coaches were scheduled to be off this week.