When Joe Philbin was named head coach of the Miami Dolphins, the musical chairs began playing at 1265 Lombardi Avenue. Philbin pre-dated head coach Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and rose from assistant offensive line coach to offensive coordinator before getting his first head coaching job at any level with Miami. The vacancy at Lambeau was filled quickly by McCarthy who promoted his quarterbacks coach, Tom Clements to the coordinator position and now the QB chair is being filled by tight ends coach Ben McAdoo. McAdoo has worked with tight ends for 6 years, arriving with McCarthy in Green Bay from San Francisco where he began as an offensive quality control assistant and assitant offensive line coach. McCarthy thought so much of McAdoo he denied Philbin and the Tampa Bay Bucaneers permission to speak to him about vacancies with those teams. Bright and well respected by the players, McAdoo is following a similar career path as Andy Reid, about to enter his 14th season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid joined the Packers under Mike Holmgren as a tight ends coach, replaced Steve Mariucci as QB coach with Mooch became head coach at Cal. After working with Brett Favre for a couple of years, Reid became the head coach of the Eagles in 1999. McAdoo will now be tutoring league MVP Aaron Rodgers who thinks the relationship will be fine. He expressed some reservations about having a coach who never played the position. McCarthy can bring the musical chairs game to an end by hiring a new tight ends coach.
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