Originally posted on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 1/23/13
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...
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