Found January 23, 2013 on
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A new head coach means that change is afoot everywhere with the Philadelphia Eagles organization. There are huge questions surrounding the supporting cast that will surround Chip Kelly. It appears that the offensive coordinator piece is in place, with former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur reportedly joining on with the Eagles.
The move marks Shurmur’s return to Philadelphia, who worked as an assistant under Andy Reid for 10 seasons, as first the tight ends coach from 1999 to 2001 and as quarterbacks coach until through 2008. The NFL experience and familiarity with the Eagles organization makes the appeal of the move somewhat understandable, but Shurmur’s reported role is just one small step in a series that Kelly needs to install. And quickly.
Among other questions, all eyes are focused on Kelly’s plan for the defense and who will be named as the defensive coordinator. One change that may be afoot with that move is a change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense. Reid quickly changed...
BEST OF MAXIM
The biggest roster decision Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will make this year is deciding who his quarterback will be. Though most people believe it will be a draft pick, there are others who think it will be Michael Vick or Nick Foles.
I’m going to throw another possibility into the mix…Joe Webb, the backup Minnesota Vikings QB.
Every time I hear that name I have...
Chip Kelly has yet to name a defensive coordinator. Even though he’s only been the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for less than a week, the “slowness” at which the DC search is going is starting to make me wonder if Kelly is eying someone on either the Ravens’ or 49ers’ defensive coaching staff. As noted yesterday, Kelly and the Eagles appear to be hiring defensive...
The Philadelphia Eagles wanted their man, and they apparently felt he could be theirs for the right money. Chip Kelly spurned them once, opting to stay back in Oregon, but the Eagles wouldn't take no for an answer and upped the ante last week, offering to make him on the highest paid coaches in the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Chip Kelly is quickly assembling members of his Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff. Former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is rumored to be tapped as the Eagles offensive coordinator, and now word surfaces of a possible defensive coordinator. Howard Eskin believes that the Eagles and Chip Kelly will hired current San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell.
Would Charlie be fired midseason?
I’m not saying that it is likely, or even that it isn’t likely, but we have to prepare ourselves for a situation in which Charlie Manuel gets fired the same way we had to with Andy Reid. The man has brought us a run of NL East championships and a World Series since he was hired to be the manager of the Phillies in 2005. He might be the best...