There’s a line growing to interview coaches on the staffs of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers as Super Bowl week starts. The Eagles are in that line along with the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders as well as other teams.
It makes you wonder whether the Bird have had a plan in place all this time or did they fire Sean McDermott in the heat of the moment and now they’re getting concerned about finding the right guys to coach their defense.
We know that they’re not going to be able to make big chances this off season because of the possible work stoppage which will likely happen on March 4th. That will likely rule out any 3-4 guys except the guys who focus on the secondary. Linebacker and defensive line coaches who are exclusively 3-4 guys would be ruled out.
Nearly all of the Green Bay Packers defensive coaches are on the list of coaches mentioned in connection with the Eagles: Mike Trgovac, Packers defensive line coach, Winston Moss, assistant head coach and middle linebacker coach, Kevin Greene, outside linebackers coach, Darren Perry, safety coach, and Joe Griff Jr., cornerback coach.
A number of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coaches are also mentioned: Keith Butler, linebackers coach, Ray Horton, secondary coach,
We’re going to be forced to wait yet another week to find out who the Birds are targeting. The only way they could be sure about getting the guy they want is if they have tampered with some of the coaches and gotten some assurances that the guy they want will sign with them.
If they haven’t tampered then they have put themselves in danger of not getting the guy they want. They could be left high and dry and be forced to hire a defensive coordinator that they really don’t want.
It seems they can rule out Mike Trgovac. He seemed to take himself out of the running for the Eagles defensive coordinator’s job.
“I will do that again. It’s just not the right time for me right now,” Trgovac said of being a coordinator. “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.
Green Bay Packers safety coach Darren Perry continues to answer questions about his name being mentioned in connection with a number of defensive coordinator jobs, including the job openings on the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders coaching staff.
“I’m going to kind of let that (question) go,” Perry said. “I’m not going to spend too much time talking about that because right now I’m consumed about winning this football game. We don’t win this one here, all is for nothing. We’ve got to make sure we don’t lose sight of the job at hand. All of the other things will take care of itself.”
This weekend, Perry told his home town paper the Virginian-Pilot that he is ready for the job.
“I have not interviewed for a defensive coordinator position in the past, but I think I’m ready, I’ve done my apprenticeship,” Perry told the paper. “I’ve been around some great football minds. I’m patiently waiting for my opportunity, knowing that eventually something will come up.
“I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time talking about it, because my focus right now is on the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s great to be recognized, but really right now, that’ll be something to talk about once we get through this game right here.”