Matt LaFleur remains convinced that the Packers shouldn’t part ways with Joe Barry, but this perspective might not be accurate.

It’s time for the Green Bay Packers to part ways with second-year defensive coordinator Joe Barry. The evident truth, though not universally acknowledged, is that Barry should be dismissed, a decision seemingly apparent to everyone except head coach Matt LaFleur, who has firmly stated his commitment to his assistant coach and friend.

LaFleur has expressed his reluctance to entertain the idea of replacing Barry, emphasizing a collective responsibility within the coaching staff. Despite LaFleur’s stance of “we’re all in this together,” which may aim to maintain team unity during a challenging 4-8 season, it’s clear to anyone observing football that Barry is struggling as a defensive coordinator.

While injuries to key players like Rashan Gary and De’Vondre Campbell have affected the team, the Packers still field notable talents such as Jaire Alexander, Kenny Clark, Adrian Amos, Preston Smith, Devonte Wyatt, and Quay Walker. However, Barry has not maximized their potential, evident in the team’s poor defensive statistics. Presently, the Packers rank near the bottom of the league, allowing an average of 342.6 yards per game, with only the Houston Texans performing worse in rushing defense. The Packers under Barry concede a staggering 154.8 rushing yards per game.

It’s evident that Joe Barry should be replaced. The sooner LaFleur acknowledges this, the better it will be for the Packers.

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