Darren Perry sure looks like he wants out of Green Bay. The Packers’ safeties coach, who was passed over for the defensive coordinator position that went to Mike Pettine, interviewed to be safeties coach with the Houston Texans last week.
Now, it appears he’s in the running for a DC job with a guy who used to work in Houston. Former Texans’ defensive coordinator and current Tennessee Titans’ head coach Mike Vrabel is reportedly interested in Perry to be his DC.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) January 22, 2018
Vrabel is not retaining Dick LeBeau, who has served as the Titans’ DC for the past two years and has to be the oldest coach in the NFL. LeBeau is 80.
Could be time to hang it up.
Perry was obviously butt hurt about not being named the Packers’ defensive coordinator. Mike McCarthy moved quickly to retain cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, who also got an interview for the Packers’ defensive coordinator job, by making up a fancy new title for him — passing game coordinator.
Perry got no such promotion from Fat Mike. He also was granted permission to interview for a lateral position with the Texans, which tells us one of two things. Either Perry’s contract is up and the Packers aren’t hot on bringing him back or McCarthy would prefer Perry moves on.
But perhaps Perry will get what he wanted all along in the end.