By BOB McGINN
Strains of Mike McCarthy and Alex Van Pelt will remain part of the offense in Green Bay next season after multiple reports Monday said the Packers have hired Nathaniel Hackett as their non-playcalling offensive coordinator.
Hackett’s father, Paul, probably was McCarthy’s chief mentor during the formative years of a career that led to the Packers’ victory in the Super Bowl eight years ago.
Van Pelt, an assistant coach in Green Bay from 2012-’17, became a close friend of Hackett’s during their two years together on Dick Jauron’s staff in Buffalo a decade ago.
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