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Packers fire Shawn Slocum as special teams coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Two weeks after two of the most crushing special teams plays in Green Bay Packers postseason history, a change has been made. On Friday, special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum was fired by head coach Mike McCarthy. While not a surprising move considering the Packers' collapse on special teams, Slocum had worked with McCarthy for several years. The two initially became friends as co-workers at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. Slocum then was McCarthy's assistant special teams coach 2006-09, before taking over as the coordinator the next six years. The 2014 season was, by far, Slocum's worst in Green Bay. His units ranked last in The Dallas Morning News' annual ...

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