Philadelphia Eagles: Will Andy Reid Have to Replace Two Coordinators?

Ron PasceriCorrespondent IIJanuary 12, 2012

Could Marty join Andy in the head coaching ranks next year?
Could Marty join Andy in the head coaching ranks next year?Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

First off, this is strictly speculation. It is based on rational thinking, but speculation nonetheless.

As everyone has likely heard, the Indianapolis Colts have hired former Eagles director of player personnel, Ryan Grigson as their new general manager. Coming off of a 2-14 season, it is conceivable that Coach Jim Caldwell could go the way of the Polians.

As it is in the NFL, everything is recycled and people stick together. If Grigson decides to let Caldwell go, is it possible that Eagles Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg could be headed to the Hoosier State?

It has already been speculated, though not quite rumored yet. It may not be likely, but it is definitely worthwhile for Grigson to consider.

Mornhinweg has been exalted, along with Andy Reid for the resurrection and transformation of Michael Vick. He has been an offensive coach for some incredibly successful offensive teams.  With his reputation as a molder of quarterbacks, wouldn't he seem a good fit as Andrew Luck's first head coach?

In 12 years as an assistant, Mornhinweg's units have finished in the top 10 in points and total yards 10 times. His epic failure as a head coach in Detroit was a decade ago, and a lot of that failure was on Matt Millen's shoulders.

One other odd note to consider: Two years ago, almost to the day, ESPN released an article based on studies done by numerous teams about what characteristics make up a successful head coach to hire.

Who was named as the top guy? Marty Mornhinweg. 

It is not to say the wheels are in motion, but it is not out of the realm of possibility. If it does happen, the Eagles could likely have a new coordinator on both sides of the ball. 

Who would the Eagles hire to replace Mornhinweg? Could it possibly be Brad Childress? 

They would have the best mustache-duo in NFL history, and if they actually do bring back Steve Spagnuolo, it would almost be like getting the old gang back together.

A few authors, myself included, long for the days of the early 2000s, which was when Reid was at the peak of his success. If nothing else, it would provide some nostalgia.

Childress had a lot of success with Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook, so he could have a field day with Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy.

If it were to happen, they could at least salvage some small semblance of continuity by bringing in two coaches who have been here for extended periods before.

Would two new coordinators lower your expectations for next season, or possibly make you even more confident?

Either way, it should be an interesting few weeks in Philadelphia.