It’s been a long wait but Thursday provided some significant developments in the shaping of Chip Kelly’s coaching staff for the Philadelphia Eagles.
For one, we know who will be the defensive coordinator for the next era of Eagles football. According to CSNPhilly, Billy Davis, who most recently was the linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns, will step into the position.
So the Birds weren’t waiting for their man to finish a Super Bowl run after all. So what took so long to secure Davis? Was he the one the team wanted all along or a fall-back plan? It will be one of the first questions asked whenever Davis is formally introduced to the media. Whether a real, plausible answer to the question is received is another matter.
While the defense of the Browns was less than stellar in the 2012 season, Davis comes with a wealth of NFL experience, having worked with the Steelers, Panthers, Packers, Falcons, Giants, 49ers, Cardinals and two stints with the Browns. Davis has previously spent...