Washington Football Team Coach ‘Name to Watch’ in Coordinator Search


The Green Bay Packers have assembled a diverse group of candidates to replace Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator and as the Washington football team’s secondary coach. Chris Harris hasn’t had a gig, he’s mentioned as a ‘name to watch’‘ in the future cycle.

Joe Barry has been named defensive coordinator for the Packers, as he leaves the Los Angeles Chargers (where he was linebacker coach and passing game coordinator) to join head coach Green’s team Bay, Matt LaFleur.

But Washington’s Harris has seemingly made an impression here and at 38, looks on a fast track.

A year ago, before coming to WFT, Harris, who played in the NFL as a safety for eight years, was an assistant secondary coach with the aforementioned Chargers.

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Harris played for Chicago when he knocked out Peyton Manning in the 2006 Super Bowl. With Carolina in 2007, he forced eight fumbles. He then returned to Chicago in 2010 and was a second-team NFL All-Pro. Harris made his coaching debut with the Bears in 2013 … and last year was the big step as a member of head coach Ron Rivera‘s DC team.

Washington has a few issues that took a while to resolve in the secondary, but Harris’ group has nonetheless produced in a big way to contribute to WFT’s stellar defense.

And now? Harris does not move the concert. Surely that will happen later. For the time being? Washington, it seems, has the advantage of keeping a “name to watch” for another year.

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