Packers Promote QB Coach Tom Clements To Offensive Coordinator
The Green Bay Packers announced today that they have promoted Tom Clements from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator.
Clements replaces Joe Philbin, who left last week to become the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. This is the second NFL coordinator position for Clements, who also served as OC of the Buffalo Bills from 2004 to '05.
"Tom has been an integral part of our success and our staff, making it an obvious decision to promote him to offensive coordinator," head coach Mike McCarthy told FOX News. "He has earned this opportunity, and we look forward to continued offensive success in 2012."
Clements had been the Packers' quarterbacks coach since 2006. He also held the same position for the Saints, Chiefs and Steelers earlier in his career.
"I'm happy that it's happened, and I'm happy for Joe that he's a head coach, and I'm glad I was able to step into his place," Clements said. "I've been a coordinator before, only for a few years. I've always wanted to get back to doing that, and I'm thankful that it's here in Green Bay. "I think it's a great opportunity. We have a young team. We've had success over the past couple of years. We still have a lot of room to grow, and I'm happy to be a part of it."