The Denver Broncos announced that they're hiring former New Orleans Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen as their new defensive coordinator, which means they either weren't interested or couldn't wait any longer on Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.
Trgovac had been a name of interest as the Broncos' defensive coordinator ever since John Fox was hired as head coach. Trgovac was Fox's defensive coordinator in Carolina for six seasons from 2003 to 2008.
There's reason to believe Trgovac is still in contention to become the new Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator, however, as are assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss as well as outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene, according to Brad Biggs of the National Football Post.
B.J. Raji, one of the star's of Sunday's NFC Championship victory over the Chicago Bears, spoke highly of Trgovac and the job he's done helping the defensive tackle develop.
"He's been a life-changer for me," said Raji. "He's had so much experience with the young, high draft picks. He knows when to back off, he knows when to get on you. Versus last year, some of the conversations we've had this year, we would never discuss that last year. He knew I wasn't ready last year for taking on the role of a starting nose tackle in a 3-4 defense and some of the things we're doing schematically.
"So I felt like he's kind of grown with me. He's kind of laid off a little bit and let me grow. But he's also a good coach, so he's going to get on me when he sees it's necessary."
Whether Trgovac is interested in Philadelphia's defensive coordinator position is another matter entirely. Green Bay's defensive line coach is on record as saying it would be tough to move his family, and his daughter, who's set to become a senior in high school next year.
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