Found February 06, 2013 on
Three days after the Super Bowl, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are still mum on their search for a defensive coordinator. I had thought that since there wasn’t too much happening beforehand, that they were just waiting until after the Super Bowl to make a move for an assistant on either San Fran or Baltimore.
However, it appears that they could be waiting for something I was relatively unfamiliar with…something called “National Signing Day.”
That day was today, the day high school football players from around the nation sign their letter of intent to the college they chose. Apparently, it seems that there is the possibility that if a college coach was planning on leaving their program, they may not announce it until after their recruits sign.
If they did, it could hurt their recruitment. This practice seems borderline unethical, but it’s probably not viewed as bad when it’s a coordinator or assistant position coach that is leaving (as compared to the head coach).
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According to CSNPhilly.com, the Philadelphia Eagles have hired former Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis as their new defensive coordinator. Davis most recently coached on Pat Shurmur’s staff with the Browns the last two years. Shurmur is also joining Chip Kelly’s new staff with the Eagles. Let’s hope Davis is better then the last three coordinators the Eagles hired to replace...
Chip Kelly has picked Bill Davis to be the new defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles! Finally, the long grueling search is over, we have found the man who will return Philly’s defense to it’s once dominant ways…right?
Bill Davis (or is it “Billy”?). Wait, who? We’ve waited this long to find out it was going to be Billy friggin...
Former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has a lot of work to do with the Philadelphia Eagles, but no matter how hard he may try to succeed in the NFL he will ultimately not succeed on his first try in the professional ranks.
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The Eagles have a new coach in Chip Kelly and he has some decisions to make. Do they keep Vick, do they have the players to run Chip's offense?
They need to make some calls quick and get prepared for the draft
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NewsTags: Billy DavisPhiladelphia EaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles have answered one of the biggest questions looming around the new coaching staff: Who will lead the defense? Billy Davis, who most recently served as the Browns linebackers coach, is going to be the man.
Billy Davis has been a defensive coach since 1992 with the Pittsburgh Steelers...