Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 2/11/13
Does it really matter that Pat Shurmur is now the Eagles' offensive coordinator? After all, isn't Chip Kelly going to be be calling the offensive plays? The truth is--- Chip Kelly is going to delegate his offensive philosophy to Shurmur, who will end up doing the heavy lifting. Kelly has studied and learned well from the history of Dick Vermeil, the hardest working coach in show biz, who never won the big one until he learned how to delegate. Chip Kelly’s decision to hire Shurmur, the former head coach of the Browns, as OC, and Billy Davis, a linebacker coach in Cleveland the past two years, as DC, will be his most important decisions, outside of whom he chooses to play quarterback.         Go back a ways in Eagles history and look at just how crucial the coordinators can be to a head coach. Start with Buddy Ryan, who had Wade Phillips and then Jeff Fisher run his defense that became one of the best and fiercest in the league. Yes, it was ...
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