Fontenot had been with the team 10 seasons, but the Packers moved on. The offensive shakeup has begun it would seem in a post-season that ended too soon due to offensive ineptitude. The tight ends apparently didn’t make enough of a difference and running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks were inconsistent at best.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Jerry for the past 10 seasons,” said Mike McCarthy. “He has given a lot to this organization and has been a big part of our success. We wish Jerry, Stephanie and their family all the best moving forward.”
But apparently Fontenot has not been a big enough part of the offense’s success. And the Packers will move forward still looking for a tight end who is a significant threat.
Sam Gash helped Eddie Lacy come to prominence in the league but will now be looking for work. “I would like to thank Sam for his contributions to the team over the past two seasons,” said McCarthy. “We hope for the best for Sam, Alicia and their family in the future.” And the Packers will look for consistency out of Lacy and Starks moving forward.
All in all…these changes mark the fact that the Packers organization will not settle for medocrity. But the question remains…were these coaches the source of the problem? Let us know in the comments below or back on the Facebook Fanpage.