The one move that defined the 2018 NFL season for all 32 teams

ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden looks on during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 09: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden looks on during a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on January 9, 2018 in Alameda, California. Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 18: Kicker Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers hugs quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt after winning the game at Soldier Field on December 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 18: Kicker Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers hugs quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt after winning the game at Soldier Field on December 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 30-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers: Firing Alex Van Pelt

Former NFL quarterback Alex Van Pelt has been coaching for almost 15 years, and had been with the Green Bay Packers since 2012 (running backs coach).

In 2014, Van Pelt took over coaching the quarterback position where he had a star pupil in Aaron Rodgers.

After four years in that role, the Packers opted to let go of Van Pelt, and he signed on to coach the quarterbacks of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Van Pelt wasn’t a scapegoat, necessarily, but the entirety of what the Packers are right now is just not working. Head coach Mike McCarthy was fired in-season, and Green Bay appears headed for a major shift in the way they operate with Ted Thompson also not running things in the front office anymore.

Van Pelt’s firing was one of the first dominos to fall in what has proven to be an avalanche of bad news for Green Bay.