By BOB McGINN
Unlike his immediate predecessors in the coach-hiring business, Packers president Mark Murphy has neither coached a day in his life nor scouted a day in his life.
General manager Ted Thompson had 14 years of seasoning as an NFL personnel man when he hired Mike McCarthy in 2006. GM Ron Wolf used his 30-plus years of NFL front-office experience to hire Mike Holmgren in 1992, Ray Rhodes in 1999 and Mike Sherman in 2000.
The Packers’ structure throughout the team’s 26-year football renaissance gave the GM the authority to hire and fire the coach. Murphy changed that in Janua...
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