Green Bay Packers position coaches Darren Perry (safeties) and Mike Trgovac (defensive line) have been linked to various defensive coordinator vacancies this month.
Teams planning to interview the pair have had to wait until after the Packers’ playoff run is over. Perry may have his pick of coordinator opportunities this off-season, with Oakland and Philadelphia showing interest.
Trgovac, who coordinated the Carolina Panthers’ defense under John Fox from 2003-08, definitely plans on running a defense again, but now is not the time.
“I will do that again,” Trgovac said, via Bill Huber of PackerReport.com. “It’s just not the right time for me right now. When my wife and I decided to make this move here, it was definitely a three-year commitment. We weren’t going to move my daughter again, that’s one of the things we talked about.”
Packers linebackers Winston Moss, who had an 11-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks before getting into coaching, is also interested in becoming a coordinator. Moss hasn’t heard from interested, teams, but would like the NFL to do more to allow assistant coaches on playoff teams to interview for posts in other cities.
“The NFL should address how very successful teams and their coaches almost get penalized for not being able to talk to another team that might be interested,” Moss said on Sunday. “Either your season is over with or you have to have a bye schedule where teams can have that window to speak to you.
“But that’s not something I can control right now.”