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Mike TrgovacGreen Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac looks like he’s going to have some job offers once the Packers season ends.

The Denver Broncos — who’ve hired Trgovac’s former boss, John Fox, as their head coach — appear ready to offer Trgovac their defensive coordinator job. It’s a role Trgovac is familiar with — he served as Fox’s defensive coordinator in Carolina from 2003 to 2008.

Tom Silverstein says the Philadelphia Eagles, who dismissed defensive coordinator Sean McDermott earlier this month, may also court Trgovac for their opening.

“I know my name has been thrown around there a bunch, but I really haven’t – you know Dom (Capers) doesn’t give us a lot of free time – to even think about it,” Trgovac said. “There will be some considerations I’ll have to take, one of them being I have a daughter who’s going to be a senior in high school. I’ve already moved her in high school. That’s a huge factor.”

The Packers will have to be eliminated from the playoffs before either team can talk to Trgovac. Then, Mike McCarthy will have to grant permission for an interview, which seems likely.

Trgovac has done wonders with the Packers defensive line, especially considering he’s had to deal with numerous injuries and the Johnny Jolly suspension.

Despite his family concerns, it seems unlikely Trgovac would turn down the chance to return to the role of defensive coordinator, especially with a high-profile organization like Denver or Philadelphia.

It would be a loss for the Packers, but Trgovac deserves the opportunity.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. jeremy January 22, 2011

    I would be surprised if Trgovac went back to work with Fox. He voluntarily left the Panthers Defensive Coordinator position when Fox was Head Coach to pursue other options (which ended up being the Packers D line position) even thought they were trying to extend his contract. I would also be surprised if he left to coach that pile of defensive slop not named Trent Cole or Asante Samuels in Philly. Anyway, he’s a really good coach and I hope he stays to tutor Raji and Neal for at least another season.

  2. Vijay January 22, 2011

    exactly how hard is the job of being a defensive line coach? i think if he’s smart and talented, being just a d-line coach is pretty limiting. i think his daughter will get a talking to…

  3. Mr.orange January 22, 2011

    Well from Broncos counrty, Go Pack. Get some bear hunting done.

  4. mike r January 23, 2011

    I won’t pretend to know how important or unimportant specific coaches are, nor do I think anyone else should.

  5. El Tigre January 23, 2011

    Just as long as Capers stays put I can get over this.