Poaching The Packers’ Coaching Staff
Although most fans would have trouble naming a coach beyond the head coach and the offensive and defensive coordinators, it truly takes a village to raise a Super Bowl contender. And when you actually reach the big game, opposing teams take notice. With the Packers, two members of the coaching staff have been popular names for coordinator vacancies around the league: Safeties coach Darren Perry and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.
Both coaches’ names have surfaced, but Mike Trgovac says he’s staying put in Green Bay.
”If it’s my choice, I will be here next year,” Trgovac told Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal.
With all of Mike McCarthy’s assistants under contract for next season, it would appear that Trgovac will get his wish.
Darren Perry, on the other hand, may be headed for a promotion outside of America’s Dairyland. With reports indicating that he is a legitimate coaching candidate in Philadelphia, Oakland, and Arizona, Perry remained focused on the task at hand, however.
“I don’t want to spend too much time talking about that because right now I’m consumed about winning this football game,” Perry said. “If we don’t win this one here, all is for nothing. We have to make sure we don’t lose sight at the job at hand. All the other things will take care of themselves.”
Another possible Packers’ coach that could be wearing another team’s colors next season is assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss. Moss was also evasive about his future, but in the past, he has made it clear he is ready to become a defensive coordinator.
“The best way I can answer that is that stuff will take care of itself after this game. If it’s there, let’s take a shot, if not then it wasn’t meant to be.”
No matter what becomes of these three coaches, they have done an amazing job with the Packers’ defense this season. And with one game remaining, their comments ring truer than ever — their respective jobs aren’t done yet.