Eagles fans are able to breathe a partial sigh of relief.

 

It’s been a long week of slowly learning that the Eagles were letting go of coordinators.

Sean Desai was the first to go. With the wording that Sirianni made the call confirmed that the divisive head coach would keep his job.

Many wanted to see Sirianni let go after the Eagles catastrophic end to the season. Losing 6 of their last 7 games, including a 23 point blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during wildcard weekend.

After the news of Desai’s departure. Fear began to settle in that Matt Patricia would remain the defensive coordinator in Philadelphia.

Only on a one-year contract, Matt Patricia will be moving on from the Eagles. Probably ending up with Bill Belichick, who just lost out on the Atlanta Falcons vacant head coach position.

With Brian Johnson the last to be let go. Just like that, the Eagles would be replacing both coordinators for the 2nd straight off-season.

The Interviews Begin

There’s plenty of coaches available this hiring cycle. While the Eagles missed out on potentially replacing Nick Sirianni with Jim Harbaugh or Mike Vrabel. They’ve already begun on potential coordinators.

The Eagles began their search by reaching out to and interviewing the following coaches:

(OC) Chargers OC Kellen Moore

(DC) Former Giants DC Wink Martindale

(DC) Falcons DC Ryan Nielsen (Hired by Jaguars)

(OC) USC Senior Offensive Analyst Kliff Kingsbury

(DC) Former Commanders HC Ron Rivera

(DC) Former Jaguars DC Mike Caldwell

 

While things seemed to favor Ron Rivera as a potential DC who wouldn’t end up getting poached the following season. The Eagles interesting news broke during Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni’s press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Eagles New Defensive Coordinator, Vic Fangio?

During Wednesday’s press conference, Adam Schefter reported that Vic Fangio was moving on from the Miami Dolphins and that the expected landing spot would be the Philadelphia Eagles. It would be confirmed on Thursday

Turns out the Eagles got the defensive coordinator they were after all along. If not for a tampering incident with Jonathan Gannon, the Eagles would have most likely hired Vic Fangio instead of Sean Desai.

Changing to a 3-4 defensive front could mean a philosphy change for the Eagles. A team that spent the least amount on the linebacker position, at $3.8M. With 4 Free Agent linebackers, the Eagles have a lot of work to do in rebuilding that room.

Howie Roseman pointed out that Zach Cunningham had a good season despite missing 3 games. Perhaps that’s a hint toward a potential re-signee later in the off-season?

With plenty of free agents available, including Patrick Queen, Devin White and Azeez Al-Shaair. This could be the off-season for the Eagles to spend at the position they neglect the most, while also building through the draft with players like Jeremiah Trotter Jr. or Junior Colson.

 

One Coordinator To Go

So far, the Eagles interviewed candidates for the offensive coordinator position don’t bring much hope for the future of the offense. Kellen Moore was expected to get head coaching interviews following his season in San Diego. Bringing in a coordinator that worked with the Cowboys during Dak Prescott’s worst season is one thing. But Kliff Kingsbury following his disastrous exit in Arizona is another.

 

There’s been no decision at offensive coordinator yet. What potential candidates do you hope the Eagles reach out to before making a final choice?

 

Go Birds!

 

 

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports

Comments are closed.

Check Also

Winning Our Hearts – Losing Our Fantasy Leagues.

Is A Building Obsession With the Eagles Destroying Your Fantasy Strategy? It’s the m…