Trgovac to Green Bay


Mike Trgovac has found a job, according to the National Football Post.

"The National Football Post has just been informed that the Green Bay Packers have added former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac to their defensive coaching staff.Trgovac spent the last seven seasons as a member of the defensive staff in Carolina.More on this story as it develops.UPDATE:  Trgovac has been hired to coach the defensive line."

I’m still having a lot of trouble with this so somebody please help me…He had a job as defensive coordinator, was offered a new contract, was ready to sign the new deal and then backed out.  All of this so he could accept a demotion in Green Bay?

Here is how the Charlotte Observer’s Charles Chandler explained it.

"Mike Trgovac turned down a chance to remain as defensive coordinator and instead returned to being a position coach with Green Bay (defensive line). It looks like a step back, but Trgovac said he deliberated for days about his decision and determined he needed a fresh start, and that it would be best for coach John Fox to get a fresh start with a new defensive coordinator. Trgovac said he and Fox remain close friends and that it wasn’t easy to leave after seven years together."

A fresh start alright but a demotion no matter how you slice it, dice it or make julianne fries out of it.  There’s no way the money is as good and he’s also off to work in Green Bay in a 3-4 alignment since Dom Capers will be his new boss.

This just smells funny to me.