While safeties coach Darren Perry has emerged as a defensive coordinator candidate with at least three teams, defensive line coach Mike Trgovac said he’s not going anywhere.
“I will do that again,” Trgovac said on Sunday of getting another crack at guiding a defense. “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.”
Trgovac’s daughter is a junior in high school. Before becoming the Packers’ defensive line coach, he was Carolina’s defensive coordinator from 2003 through 2008. One reason why he left Carolina was so he could devote more time to his family.
His name had been mentioned for the coordinator post in Denver, where he would have been reunited with his former boss in Carolina, new Broncos coach John Fox.
The 42-year-old Perry, meanwhile, has had his name linked to coordinator openings in Philadelphia, Arizona and Oakland.
“I’m going to kind of let that one go,” Perry, who was defensive backs coach for the Raiders in 2007 and 2008, said on Sunday. “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.”
Perry and the other Packers’ assistants are off-limits for interviews until after the Super Bowl. All Perry has heard is the rumors, he said.
“Until then, you deal with it as best you can but I’m not going to trade winning,” Perry said.
Assistant head coach/inside linebackers Winston Moss also could be a candidate elsewhere.
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