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Darren Perry says he’s ready to be a coordinator

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Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com recently suggested that the Eagles haven’t hired a defensive coordinator because they’re waiting for a guy whose team is still playing — Packers safeties coach Darren Perry.  Frank even hinted that it’s possibly a done deal.

Perry says that he has yet to interview for any defensive coordinator position, but that he’s ready to take his career to the next level.

I have not interviewed for a defensive coordinator,” Perry told the Virginian-Pilot, with the Philadelphia Daily News.  “I’ve been around some great football minds. I’m patiently waiting for my opportunity, knowing that eventually something will come up.”

Perry also said that, if the topic comes up during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, he’ll decline to talk about it.

“I’m not gonna spend a whole lot of time talking about it, because my focus right now is on the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Perry said.  “It’s great to be recognized, but really right now, that’ll be something to talk about once we get through this game right here.”

Perry has extensive experience in the 3-4 defense that the Packers and Steelers use.  The Eagles run a 4-3 defense, and their personnel is suited to that scheme.

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18 Responses to “Darren Perry says he’s ready to be a coordinator”
  1. jc1958coo says: Jan 29, 2011 4:31 PM

    hope it’s not with the raiders! don’t do it, you’ll get sucked into that black hole!! AL DAVIS for short!!

  2. carson9 says: Jan 29, 2011 4:48 PM

    Leaving GB for Andy Reid seems like his career will go nowhere fast.

  3. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jan 29, 2011 4:55 PM

    While the Eagles play the 4-3 currently, they could easily switch to the 3-4. Patterson and Bunkley are of the right mold to play 3-4 DEs and Antonio Dixon could possibly play NT. Trent Cole and Brandon Graham would be great pass rushers on the outside. It’s not that far of a stretch.

  4. p4hbiz says: Jan 29, 2011 5:01 PM

    Silver & Black it is~

  5. firethewalrus says: Jan 29, 2011 5:06 PM

    And I suggested it two weeks before Frank. But happy that it may be a reality. Would love to have Perry as the next DC, along with Washburn at Line Coach and possibly Seth Joyner as LB coach!

  6. bleedingreen says: Jan 29, 2011 5:23 PM

    Yeah carson9. Your a genius. I mean really. Andy Reid is worthless right?!?! He has no clue how to win does he? How does that window taste?

  7. blastfurnace85 says: Jan 29, 2011 5:38 PM

    Hopefully, he is a better DC than he was at covering Alfred Pupunu.

  8. snnyjcbs says: Jan 29, 2011 6:55 PM

    My “sources” out in Oakland tell me that he will be coming Home to Oakland as the DC. Let me see, camp in Napa and living in Cali or Philly? I would really have to think about that one lol

  9. begz77 says: Jan 29, 2011 7:15 PM

    Snny……Why would anyone with half a brain want to work for Al Davis????? Napa is about the ONLY thing the Raiders have going for them……all they know how to do is LOSE BABY!!!!

  10. Deb says: Jan 29, 2011 7:18 PM

    You should have filed this story under Steelers as well. Some of us remember Perry for his long career as an excellent Steelers safety (ignoring the twit who can only remember one pass Pupunu caught when nobody was on him because everybody was playing the run :roll:).

    Congratulations on a successful coaching career, Darren … just hope it isn’t successful next Sunday :)

  11. begz77 says: Jan 29, 2011 7:19 PM

    Firethewalrus……if you know a little bit about Football, you should know Seth Joyner will NOT be our LB coach……and im sure you suggested Perry two weeks ago…..with the other 25 names you threw out there……just like you are doing with Seth…..he never coached….and we have Mike Caldwell in place……if Seth wants to coach, he can start out as an INTERN like everyone else

  12. dolphins4 says: Jan 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    I think Perry would be a great fit in Arizona to be the Cardinals defensive coordinator.

  13. Deb says: Jan 29, 2011 10:15 PM

    @dolphins4 …

    Perry played and coached with the Steelers. Do you really think the Cardinals would be interested? ;)

  14. packeranddarien says: Jan 30, 2011 9:30 AM

    anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jan 29, 2011 4:55 PM

    While the Eagles play the 4-3 currently, they could easily switch to the 3-4. Patterson and Bunkley are of the right mold to play 3-4 DEs and Antonio Dixon could possibly play NT. Trent Cole and Brandon Graham would be great pass rushers on the outside. It’s not that far of a stretch

    Dude, what are you SMOKIN’ bro?

    Trent Cole needs to put his hand on the ground to be effective. Asking him to play the same role as Harrison, Matthews, Ware et al, is a huge mistake. He is a edge rusher that relies on speed around the corner, not the power/quickness combo that all three of the aforementioned players possess. Eagles have no one of this ilk. Not even close.

    How do you know that Dixon can handle a double team? Does he compare to Casey Hampton or BJ Raji? You can’t even say he’s better than Ziggy Hood.

    (Cue Deb’s babbling dissertation on both Steeler players)

    He looked pretty useless vs. Green Bay when he was getting routinely jacked up by Colledge or Wells.

    Changing to a 3/4 would be a massive overhaul on the front seven on defense. Given the investment on the DL and LB over the last several seasons (because we know how forward this organization is if they have to admit a mistake, don’t we?), we know THAT’S not happening.

    You can surmise that management basically said there is nothing wrong with the defensive talent on the team with the dismissal of the coaching staff. That would also mean there would be no change in philosophy either, since it’s been in place for 12+ seasons, by the same management that is in place today.

    I’m not saying it’s right, but clearly this isn’t the first time we would have to say this organization is delusional.

  15. billyjo5 says: Jan 30, 2011 9:50 AM

    Perry is still under contract next year with GB. If GB says no other team can speak to him about any position other than head coach, then this here speculation is moot.

  16. packeranddarien says: Jan 30, 2011 12:13 PM

    Perry is still under contract next year with GB. If GB says no other team can speak to him about any position other than head coach, then this here speculation is moot.

    BillyJo ( how apt…)

    If you are naive to think that tampering doesn’t exist among coaches ( as well as players), then keep living in your fantasy world.

    GB can say anything they want about talking DIRECTLY to Perry. But there is no rule about talking to his agent. So don’t be surprised if contract parameters have been worked out in advance with the Eagles and Perry’s agent.

    All that would be left is the formal ( which would be just that….a formality) interview with the organization, followed by the (shocker!) hiring announcement of Perry as the Eagles’ new defensive coordinator.

    Happens all the time.

  17. Deb says: Jan 30, 2011 3:50 PM

    @packeranddarien …

    Other than the line with my name in it, didn’t read your two babbling dissertations. Flattered you’re babbling about me. Never heard of you.

  18. packeranddarien says: Jan 31, 2011 5:55 AM

    Debster,

    It’s not exactly flattery. It’s more about notoriety.

    Any casual viewer of this site can see anything detrimental said about Pittsburgh….you immediately get your back up. It’s just slightly more than mildly annoying. Just a little bit.

    You are the Ron Kuby of anything “Steeltown”.

    The Pam Mackey of all things Roethlisberger.

    The fact that you have to absolutely add your two cents about a former player that is several years removed from the situation and anything to do with Pittsburgh….just adds to the rash-like irritation.

    So, when two current Steeler players are mentioned in a post, you can count on three things in life: Death, taxes, and your opinion (which is almost always long, drawn out, and quite often, uninteresting.)

    I’m reasonably sure I’m not the only one that realizes this.

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