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Internal Candidates for DC Are Clear

As expected, the Green Bay Packers will have several internal candidates interview for their vacant defensive coordinator position. They will be cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, safeties coach Darren Perry and assistant head coach and linebackers coach Winston Moss.

Former Packer Charles Woodson has lobbied strongly for Whitt. Moss had an interview with the Detroit Lions for their head coaching vacancy.

None of the three has worked as a coordinator before.

Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that one of the three will be the next defensive coordinator, coach Mike McCarthy also talked about adding outside resources today. He did so specifically when talking about replacing Dom Capers.

That certainly suggests the new defensive coordinator would come from outside the organization. The Packers do have two other openings on defense, of course.

The defensive line coach job is expected to go to assistant Jerry Montgomery, however. The assistant inside linebackers coach job isn’t really that significant.

So if the Packers do add outside resources on defense, it would almost have to be at defensive coordinator.

This will be interesting to keep an eye on.

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  1. Big B January 4, 2018

    Fangio. Fangio. Fangio.

    1. Kato January 4, 2018

      Probably not going to happen. He is interviewing with the bears for the head coach job.

  2. Skinny January 4, 2018

    I love how we are only sort of firing guys, ha. Ted still has a role. Edgar may still coach WRs, WHAT! Just go outside the fucking organization Mike! Jesus Christ, you want a new voice! That’s the only way its going to happen. Stop with this well hes moving on from that role but were still trying to see if he can help us in another role. Fuck those guys, fire em. You think Belicheck gives a fuck about finding new roles for demoted coaches? Hell no!

    1. Cheese January 4, 2018

      No shit hey. This guy might be gone, or he might not be. He might take on a new role, or he might not. Talk about milquetoast, or should I say shady. One thing is clear, this Packers regime sure loves conversion projects. Unfortunately…

      1. PF4L January 4, 2018

        lol…Isn’t that the truth, great point skinny.

  3. Kris January 4, 2018

    The pack need someone who has proven he can recognize a player’s strength and weaknesses. And then be able to call plays that utilizes those strengths as a team. Hmmm….. maybe they should give me a call….

    1. Kris January 4, 2018

      obviously just kidding about that last part.

      Just find someone that can and will call plays to showcase player’s strengths.

  4. Howard January 4, 2018

    Monty was the first to bing up the name Gus Bradley. If they really want to change the culture on defense and improve, that is the guy. Kevin Greene had the It’s time comment. You should look up the Just do your job video of Bradley. He would be a total change from Capers in defensive style and attitude. It is hard to believe MM would want that strong of a leader on his sideline, but if MM wants to be bold that is the guy. If anyone outside the team would want to come to the team with the change in GM is another story.

    I know some may question Bradley because he was fired as a head coach. Some guys just don’t cut it as head coaches, but are great as DC or OC. Bradley is a very good DC.

    1. Empacador January 4, 2018

      When he was coaching the Jaguars they had him on the radio (Sirius) weekly. No matter how bad they lost or how often, Gus was just this ultra positive really captivating guy to have on air. He exudes confidence and you could tell there was some intensity barely being restrained there too. I’d like to see what he could do here too.