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Chip Kelly Wants D-Coordinator with 'Shutout-Ability,' and More NFC East News

Jan 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media during a press conference at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 22, 2013

With Pat Shurmur reportedly on board to run the offense under Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, the new Eagles head coach is now mainly focused on finding a defensive coordinator. And while that search drags on, Kelly did make up an entirely new word on Monday to describe who he's looking for in a defensive coach.

From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher:

"I'll give you a new word -- 'shutout-ability.' That would be the one overriding quality," Kelly said, half-joking. "And I have no idea how we can define that, but that's actually a pretty good word right there. I'm going to tell everybody, 'If you have shutout-ability, then I need to talk to you.'"

Kelly, in Mobile, Ala., for Senior Bowl practices, insists that there's no timetable in place to find that mysterious shutout-savvy d-coordinator. Todd Grantham was an early candidate but his name has since faded, and Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann pulled out over the weekend. 

Mosher adds that 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell has emerged as a candidate, but we haven't heard a lot of names in addition to those.

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

 

Dallas Cowboys

From Scott Bell of the Dallas Morning News: All but three NFC teams have made the Super Bowl since Dallas last did.

From Carloz Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Jerry Jones says the Cowboys won't complete their coaching staff during Senior Bowl week.

 

New York Giants

From Paul Tierney of Giants 101: New York has opened with 20-1 Super Bowl odds for 2013.

From Bleacher Report's Tamer Chamma: Three spots the Giants must address this offseason.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

From PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia: Joe Banner now says the Browns felt Chip Kelly was too big of a gamble for them.

From USA Today's Mike Garafolo: Former Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn is joining up with Jim Schwartz in Detroit.

 

Washington Redskins

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Don't expect Darrell Green to become a coach anytime soon.

Also from Tandler over at CSN Washington: What the 'Skins can learn from the Super Bowl-bound 49ers.

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