The Green Bay Packers have sacked defensive co-ordinator Joe Barry.
The Packers exited the play-offs after losing 24-21 to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round, after which head coach Matt LaFleur described the defensive performance as “fantastic”.
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Barry, who has been DC for the Packers for the past three years, helped Green Bay register the fifth best record in points against in the NFC and 10th best in the NFL overall. They were, however, 28th against the running game.
LaFleur made the announcement in a statement earlier today. He said: “We want to thank Joe for his commitment and contributions to our success the past three seasons.
“These decisions are extremely difficult and Joe is one of the best men I’ve had the opportunity to work with in this league.”
ESPN have reported Barry, who has one year left on his contract, may remain with Green Bay in an, as yet, undetermined role.
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