The Philadelphia Eagles don’t have a defensive coordinator. And they haven’t had a defensive coordinator for several weeks.
And they may not have a defensive coordinator until the day after the Super Bowl, at the earliest.
Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com believes that the Eagles are waiting for a guy who’s still coaching — and that the guy for whom they’re waiting is Packers safeties coach Darren Perry.
In fact, Frank thinks the deal may already be done.
If Perry’s still under contract, the Packers could block the move. But if the Packers are willing to let Perry leave — and if they’ve also permitted Perry to work out a deal with the Eagles while Green Bay’s season still was unfolding — then Perry could get the job quickly.
The Packers don’t have a defensive backs coach per se; Perry handles the safeties and Joe Whitt, Jr. coaches the cornerbacks. It’s possible that Whitt will simply assume responsibility for both positions, if Perry goes.
Perry spent nine seasons in the NFL, seven of them with Green Bay’s opponent in the Super Bowl. Perry started every game from 1992 through 1997, and 14 of 16 in 1998. He was a member of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XXX team.