Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's top choice for the teams new defensive coordinator appeared to be former 49ers head coach Mike Nolan. The NFL Network reported on Sunday that Nolan is headed for Denver to become the next defensive coordinator of the Broncos. The Broncos are also hiring a new head coach and have called a news conference for 6pm tonight to announce the hiring of New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to the post. McDaniels is just 32 years of age. Nolan served as the Broncos special teams and linebackers coach from 1987 to 1992.
The only other candidate to interview in Green Bay so far has been Gregg Williams on Friday. It's thought however that Williams has strong interest in the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinators job.
McCarthy could also be interested in Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach Sean McDermott, but may not be able to talk to him for up to three weeks because the Eagles are still alive in the 2009 playoffs and wouldn't be available to chat with McCarthy by rule, until after the Eagles finish their season.
That could leave Winston Moss, who served as assistant head coach/linebackers coach with the Packers last season.