Darren Perry leaving the Packers

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The Packers announced safeties coach Darren Perry will not return as he is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.”

“I want to thank Darren and his wife Errika for their dedication to the Packers over the last nine years,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in a press release. “We wish Darren and his family all the best moving forward.”
Perry joined the Packers’ staff in 2009 as the safeties coach. He has coached defensive backs in the NFL for the past 16 seasons and has tutored a Pro Bowl player in seven of his past 14 seasons.

He interviewed with the Texans earlier this month and is believed to be a candidate to join the Titans, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

8 responses to “Darren Perry leaving the Packers

  1. Widely considered to be an excellent coach. However, it makes sense to hopefully find someone who has previous experience with Pettine. Hopefully Darren has success with the Titans or whatever team is lucky enough to land him.

  2. Apparently the fire in gb is still smoldering. Good for him & great career move (anywhere else is better).

  3. Seeing how are defensive backs have struck 0 fear into the hearts of our opponents offensive game plans I think a change of scenery will be perfect. Obviously the first few meetings with new coach Pettine was an eye opener that easy street was over. Perhaps more is required of that coach than being 8-5 Mon-Fri. That being said, Mr. Perry we wish you the best of luck, thank you for your service to Titletown, You were here for 9 years and we have been bad for 7, time for a new vision. Good Luck with the Titans.

  4. Good luck to you Sir, wish he was staying. Had Nick Collins not had his career cut short I think Perry would have moved on/up faster.

    And if Sam Shields had not, Perry would be a hotter item today. I expect he’ll run a successful unit somewhere, and start being Rooney ruled in short order.

  5. Good to see the change. That position has always been a weak link in the d.

    What were you watching?

    Perry had 2 All-Pro’s.. Nick Collins and now HHC-D. I’m not a fan of Morgan Burnett, but he’s not a liability.

    And 2010, as I recall, they started 4 different players next to Collins and still won the SB.

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