January 03, 2013

OUR NEXT COACH

OUT of (currently) 8,318 total votes on the Eagles website 53.51% just want the best candidate. What's funny is the next highest vote getter is Defensive-minded coach, at 18.36%. Offensive background is dead last at 6%.

This is (we're told) an offensive league and while it's true that a team needs to be able to score points to win, a team that can manufacture key stops and turnovers will go a lot further than a team that can simply score points. We've seen that show. 

That isn't to say we should go back to the Buddy Ryan style of Offense, where no one really had a clue. But if you're interested in physically tough and tough-minded sort of a team, then you need a coach who either values defense or power running. If you want finesse and trickery then well, get ready to be pissed when you see your QB in Shotgun on 3rd and 1. (I love Andy, but I won't  miss that.) 

I've already said that since Andy's gone, I would like to see a defensive guy (or a ball control guy) come in here. It's nice to see I'm not alone.

 

SIDENOTE: One silver lining to Reid's firing. He won't have to have camp at Lehigh ever again. That hit me last night while I was working on a script, and the thought shut me down for a while. Just sharing.

3 Comments:
  • Watching Chip Kelly's offense has me thinking they might as well have kept Reid if that's what they want. I wouldn't mind a defensive minded coach who was smart enough to bring in a great offensive coordinator. For years especially during the time when McNabb was trying to figure out how to be an NFL quarterback the defense was the glue that kept that team going. Who ever the coach is (I hope it's not Mike Nolan) will still need to bring in a great coaching staff regardless. I don't care if he's a great offensive mind or a great defensive mind. In either case he will need to bring with him a great coaching staff. The names of available guys are dwindling down. For whatever the reason it seems the current Eagles job doesn't seem as desirable as it once was.
  • I watched that Oregon game tonight as well. When they were up 32-10 late in the 3rd, and they went for 4th and 1 from the Shotgun, my girl and I were having a fit! The thought of THAT coming here terrifies me. I keep thinking Steve Spurrier. Remember when he thought he could transport his system to the NFL, despite most people saying it couldn't work?

    From the names I've seen thrown around so far, NONE of them have me excited. I hope they surprise us. Not Juan Castillo type surprise us, more like Steve Spagnoulo, Vic Fangio type surprise us. That'd be NICE!
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