Packers assistants feel good about their contracts

Win or lose on Sunday, the future is looking good for Green Bay Packers assistant coaches.

That is because the organization has put together what cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said is a better plan than any other team for the coaching staff in the event a lockout takes place.

It’s a hot-button topic around the league with teams preparing to slash salaries for assistant coaches in the event a lockout takes place. Some teams even have provisions in contracts to terminate employment if the lockout becomes lengthy. Other teams are simply reducing pay, some by substantial margins.

“I don't want to get into numbers, but what we're getting is superior to anybody else," Whitt told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It's not even close. This organization has taken care of us. They run this place the right way."

Whitt has compared policies with colleagues in other cities and feels very strongly about what the Packers have put in place in the event there is a lockout beginning March 4, a day after the collective bargaining agreement expires.

Per the report, the Packers coaches could make up for lost wages after the season starts.

"I can't speak on what other clubs are doing, because I don't know," coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday. "I know our assistant coaches, in communication with their colleagues, everybody feels great about what we've put together for them."

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