Want to hear something that makes zero sense? Safeties coach Darren Perry is reportedly the frontrunner to replace Dom Capers as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 5, 2018
Why does this make no sense? Well, not only did Perry play for Capers, but Capers brought him to Green Bay in 2009.
So if you were looking for a change on the defense, you’re probably not going to get much of one with Perry. I also don’t understand how Perry can be the frontrunner when he hasn’t even interviewed yet.
Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that there will be three internal candidates to interview for the job — Perry, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt and linebackers coach Winston Moss. However, there will also be outside candidates brought in. We just don’t know who those are yet.
Perry has never been a coordinator before. He has been with several teams as a safeties or defensive backs coach. Perry started his coaching career with Cincinnati in 2002.