Report: Joe Barry, Ejiro Evero, Chris Harris interviewing with Packers

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The Packers fired Mike Pettine last week. They have begun the process of finding his replacement.

The team has interviewed or will interview their first three candidates for defensive coordinator, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. The Packers’ search is beginning with Chargers passing game coordinator Joe Barry, Washington defensive backs coach Chris Harris and Rams safeties coach Ejiro Evero.

Demovsky reports that “those aren’t the only candidates, but it’s a starting point for coach Matt LaFleur.”

Barry, the defensive coordinator for Detroit from 2007-08 and for Washington from 2015-16, was on the Rams’ staff with LaFleur. He was assistant head coach/linebackers coach for the Rams from 2017 until this offseason when he followed Brandon Staley across town.

Evero was the Packers’ defensive quality control coach in 2016. He has spent the past four seasons with the Rams.

Harris was assistant defensive backs coach for the Chargers from 2016-19. He joined the Washington staff a year ago.

4 responses to “Report: Joe Barry, Ejiro Evero, Chris Harris interviewing with Packers

  1. Pettine surely was an improvement over Capers but it was time to go. It sure seems as if this defense now needs a leader who has a real fire in his belly. Somebody who wears just a bit of that fire on his sleeve and demands the same of his defense.

  2. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 31, 2021 at 6:32 pm
    Who does not want to get in line for a chance to be Rodgers fall guy


    Nobody will look at the opportunity like that . They will instead hope to be considered the first choice DC for a team destined to return as a legitimate contender next season. Compare the effort to the replacement OC in Minnesota when it finally happens, and we’ll talk. The better question is: Who (besides an in-house wannabe nepotite) wants to work for a Viking HC that will likely be replaced mid-season next year?

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