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.
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.
McCarthy on replacing Dom Capers: "This year I feel I have to go outside and add external resources." #Packers
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.