Chip Kelly Reportedly Has a Defensive Coordinator in Mind & More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 17, 2013

October 6, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on the sidelines in the first half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
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With Chip Kelly now officially the 21st head coach in Philadelphia Eagles history, the natural next question is who will lead Kelly's defense. Kelly has a defensive background but doesn't involve himself much with that side of the ball nowadays.

The answer early on is current Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to CSN's Derrick Gunn.

Grantham led the 18th-best scoring defense in college football last season at Georgia, but he also has plenty of experience at the pro level. 

He also has a background in the 3-4. So get ready for a possible change there, Eagles fans.

Here's an apology in advance, DeMeco Ryans.

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.

Dallas Cowboys

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Sean Lee isn't worried about the Cowboys' ability to switch to the 4-3.

From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Joe DeCamillis wishes he had accomplished more in Dallas before bailing to become Chicago's special-teams coordinator.

New York Giants

From's Ohm Youngmisuk: Eli Manning is more excited than you'd expect about going to the Pro Bowl.

From Spencer Paysinger thinks this is the next step for Chip Kelly.

Philadelphia Eagles

From Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News: Ron Jaworski says Chip Kelly has some adapting to do.

From Les Bowen of the same outlet: Did fans prefer Gus Bradley to Kelly?

Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is interviewing for a defensive coordinator job in Cleveland.

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: Unsurprisingly, draft expert Mel Kiper targets safeties, corners and tackles for the 'Skins.