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Super Bowl XXX haunts Packers assistants

DALLAS -- To this day the losses in Super Bowls X and XIII still bother Roger Staubach. For two Green Bay assistant coaches, Super Bowl XXX still haunts them.

Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene and safeties coach Darren Perry were starters for Pittsburgh when the Cowboys beat the Steelers, 27-17, in Super Bowl XXX.

Perry was able to earn a ring with Pittsburgh in 2005 as an assistant coach, “to get a little bit of redemption, but it still haunts you because you look at it as an opportunity lost.”

Greene spoke to the Packers after Friday’s practice and undoubtedly left with them that message. He mentioned the other day the helplessness he felt after the Steelers defense was unable to limit the Cowboys to field goals after turnovers.

“Neil O’Donnell threw a couple of interceptions and I cannot blame Neil because people make mistakes,” Greene said. “We had a very, very good defense and on two interceptions we gave up 14 points. You can’t do that if you’re a good defense. That’s a failure on our defense and of me individually in not being able to make a big play.

“Some things you take with you to the grave, you know? Some things you try to make peace with and you never do.”