Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Head Coach Candidates to Replace Andy Reid
Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ embarrassing Monday Night Football loss to the New Orleans Saints, ESPN.com NFL columnist Ashley Fox outlined the reasons why it’s time for Andy Reid to polish his resume.
They include, but are not limited to, Reid’s curious decisions regarding former defensive coordinator (and offensive line coach) Juan Castillo, the results following Castillo’s move away from each position and the team’s performance as a whole.
Eagles upper-management may want to take a look at hiring the following three coaches to replace Coach Reid as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean the transition will take place right away, but it absolutely wouldn’t hurt to make phone calls to the following three gentlemen.
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Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is like the college football version of the NBA’s Don Nelson—he leads a team to putting up ridiculous amounts of points on a regular basis. So do the New England Patriots, a consistent favorite in NFL circles.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a legitimate crop of talent and speed like the Ducks, giving Kelly plenty to work with on the offensive side of the ball. If the Eagles implemented his style of offense, they could render defensive linemen too exhausted to manufacture a consistent pass-rush against their maligned offensive line.
He had already been connected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job before Greg Schiano took it last summer.
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It would be a very interesting development if the Philadelphia Eagles elected to explore a head-coaching deal with Perry Fewell, who’s currently the defensive coordinator of the division-rival New York Giants.
He earned a Super Bowl ring—something that the Eagles want to obtain—as the Giants’ DC last year. Fewell also has some head coaching experience as the interim head man for the Buffalo Bills in 2009.
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Jon Gruden was in the building on Monday Night Football when the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the New Orleans Saints. He saw first-hand what issues persist with the Eagles’ current squad. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Super Bowl-winning head coach might be the most difficult man for Philadelphia to slap a headset on.
There’s a little less scrutiny involved with that line of work, too.
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