While former outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene’s abrupt departure from the Packers coaching staff raised some eyebrows, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he accepted and understood that it was for family reasons.

And he also made it clear that in the Packers family, he’s in charge.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com asked McCarthy if he asked defensive coordinator Dom Capers to make changes to his coaching staff.

“I wouldn’t discuss that if I did anyway,” McCarthy replied. “But for the record, I control the coaching staff. Dom doesn’t control the defensive staff.”

The Capers-Greene relationship goes back decades, from Capers’ time as defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh in the 1990s and bringing him with him to Carolina when he became head coach.