Billy Davis was a blip on our radar, but far from the lead in our imaginary race for Eagles DC… Then CBS Sports broke the story at noon on Thursday, Feb. 7:
This just in from Evan Hilbert of CBSSports.com:
“The Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly have found their defensive coordinator, Billy Davis, according to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.”
Davis, who was the Cleveland Browns linebackers coach the past two seasons, met with Kelly late last month. His position with the Browns was precarious after Cleveland canned coach Pat Shurmur in favor of Rod Chudzinski. (Shurmur is expected to be named Philadelphia’s new offensive coordinator.)
Prior to his time in Cleveland, Davis was the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers for two seasons from 2005-06, and he later held the same position for the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 and 2010. Davis also has spent time holding various posts with the Steelers, Panthers, Packers, Falcons and Giants.
Kelly and the Eagles are rumored to be shift...