Packers Hire Mike Trgovac, I Pretend Like I've Heard of Him

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2009

This afternoon I came across a couple of Packers blogs that seemed pretty excited about the hiring of Mike Trgovac as the new defensive line coach of the Packers. I want so badly to join the chorus on this one, but I gotta be honest with you guys, I've never heard of him.

Trgovac has spent the last number of years as the defensive coordinator with Carolina, but I haven't watched a lot of Panthers games in my life. Pack and Cheese reminds us that he was the Packers defensive line coach in the Ray Rhodes "era", but I've successfully blocked that year out of my head. My brother reminds me that he was one of the more highly recruited defense coordinators in Madden, but I'm still drawing a blank.

My lack of sports knowledge aside, I'll take these blogs at their word when they speak highly of Trgovac. Many are saying it's a pretty big get for a defensive line coach, so good on you Mike McCarthy.

How this plays into the whole "Julius Peppers to the Packers" discussion remains to be seen. Some say Peppers may want to reunite with his old coach, others say he's one of the reasons why he wants out of Carolina. Either way, I think it's all a moot point, because I'm pretty convinced the Packers will not be signing Julius Peppers.

Although I was also convinced that the Packers would win the North this year. And that Brett Favre would never come out of retirement. So we'll see.

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