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Report: Mike Vrabel interested in Darren Perry; Potential Titans’ defensive coordinator?

The first potential defensive coordinator name surfaces.

Green Bay Packers 2011 Headshots Photo by NFL via Getty Images

Mike Vrabel is hitting the ground running as he tries to fill out his staff. We’ve heard Ryan Day’s name surface as a potential offensive coordinator, now we have a potential defensive coordinator name from Paul Kuharsky.

It’s Darren Perry, the safeties coach for the Packers.

This comes directly after the news hit that Dick LeBeau would not be returning to the Titans under Vrabel.

Perry played in the NFL from 1992-2000. He took a job coaching safeties just two years removed from the league with the Bengals. He joined the Steelers and Raiders before landing in Green Bay, where he’s coached the secondary since 2009.

Perry coached under Dick LeBeau in Cincinnati, for what that’s worth.

It’s hard to ignore Green Bay’s struggles to defend the pass here over the past several years. The Packers have ranked 23rd and 31st over the past two seasons in pass defense. That’s not exactly the defense that I want to be plucking coaches from.

Perry is listed as the safeties and secondary coach, but his role is up in the air right now. As Acme Packing Company points out, Perry doesn’t have a job right now. It seems odd that he would fall upwards into a defensive coordinator role.

We’ll see if anything comes of this.