Packers coach McCarthy gives up play calling job on offense

Feb 12, 2015 6:40 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has made it official: He is relinquishing his job calling plays for Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the offense.

The decision was part of a significant shake-up announced Thursday. The Packers led the NFL in scoring in 2014 and Rodgers won his second most valuable player award, but McCarthy is handing off the play-calling duties to Tom Clements, whom he promoted from offensive coordinator to associate head coach. Receivers coach Edgar Bennett was named offensive coordinator.

McCarthy has called plays since being hired as coach in 2006.

The changes come less than a month after the Packers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, in which Green Bay blew a 16-0 halftime lead.

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