Jim Schwartz Update

Posted: January 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 2 Comments »

Jim Schwartz recently interviewed for the head coaching job of the Cleveland Browns. Thankfully, they decided to go in a different direction.

There was some speculation that the Browns might want to hire Schwartz as their defensive coordinator if they did hire a young offensive coach like Stefanski. Schwartz is under contract with the Eagles so the only way that could happen is if the team wanted him to go. I do not anticipate that happening.

The offseason got off to a strange start with last week’s press conference and subsequent firings so never say never. That said, I think Schwartz is a good defensive coordinator and important part of the team’s recent success. Letting him go would not make sense to me.

Schwartz has his share of critics in the media and fanbase, but the playoffs should be a good reminder of his value. The Patriots had the best defense in the league and an amazingly good pass defense. They could not stop the Titans run game and lost in the wild card round.

The Ravens run a complex defense that does a lot of blitzing. They have one of the best secondaries in the league and they lost to the Titans. They had no answer for the run game.

Buffalo and Sean McDermott had one of the best pass defenses in the league. They could not protect a 16-0 lead and lost to the Texans.

Under Schwartz, the Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017 and lost one-possession games in 2018 and 2019. The Eagles have held teams to 17 points a game in the postseason in that stretch. Only one team scored more than 20 points.

The pass defense must get better. Adjustments have to be made. But there is a lot more right that wrong with Schwartz running the defense.


The Eagles made changes to the offensive staff last week. Some wondered if there would be changes on the defensive side of the ball.

With Schwartz set to return, it will be interesting to see what happens.

The CB position has been an issue for much of Cory Undlin’s tenure in Philly so you would have to think his job would at least be heavily scrutinized. He hasn’t been given great talent to work with, but player development at that spot has been inconsistent at best.


The Browns could still be taking someone from the Eagles.

The Eagles were excited to add Berry to the front office so I’m sure they don’t want to lose him. I’m honestly not sure how much of an impact he’s had on the team to this point.

Berry was hired on Feb. 25th last year. That was only a couple of weeks from the start of free agency so I’m not sure how much impact he had on the offseason plans and acquisitions. It would be interesting to see how he would help shape this offseason’s moves.

I don’t know if anyone is the favorite for the position, but Berry will get strong consideration. He previously worked in Cleveland and seems like the kind of fit they may want.

We’ll have to wait and see how things shake out.

Howie Roseman did say previously there were going to be some additions made to the front office. I’m guessing we’ll hear about those moves this week. I have no idea what to expect.


I don’t get it. At all.

Clowney used the crown of his helmet to hit another player in the helmet. This should have been a penalty, but I can see officials missing that in the game. We watch slo-mo replays and notice small details. The officials are watching these amazing players live and at full speed.

How the NFL office can watch this and not fine Clowney is beyond me. They preach player safety and then make a decision like this. Unbelievably hypocritical.

What kind of message is the NFL sending? Hit QBs in the head and take your chances?

We’ll see if we get some kind of detailed explanation. For now, I’m just not getting it.


This just struck me as funny.


Why are the Saints players such jerks?

Sean Payton doesn’t always set the best example for his players. That certainly doesn’t help matters.

Maybe they would have more playoff success if they acknowledged a loss and tried to learn from it instead of focusing on how much better they think they are than the team that beat them.

Just a thought…


2 Comments on “Jim Schwartz Update”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Philadelphie est la seule équipe à ne pas avoir repêché de défenseur du Pro Bowl depuis 2003 | FR24 News France said at 1:03 AM on January 13th, 2020:

    […] Mise à jour Jim Schwartz – Iggles BlitzSchwartz a sa part de critiques dans les médias et la base de fans, mais les séries éliminatoires devraient être un bon rappel de sa valeur. le Patriotes avait la meilleure défense de la ligue et une défense de passe incroyablement bonne. Ils ne pouvaient pas arrêter le Titans exécuter le jeu et perdu dans le tour de wild card. le Ravens exécuter une défense complexe qui fait beaucoup de blitz. Ils ont l’un des meilleurs secondaires de la ligue et ils ont perdu contre les Titans. Ils n’avaient aucune réponse pour le jeu de course. Buffalo et Sean McDermott avaient l’une des meilleures défenses contre les passes de la ligue. Ils ne pouvaient pas protéger une avance de 16-0 et ont perdu Texans. Sous Schwartz, les Eagles ont remporté le super Bowl en 2017 et a perdu des matchs avec une possession en 2018 et 2019. Les Eagles ont maintenu les équipes à 17 points par match en séries éliminatoires dans cette séquence. Une seule équipe a marqué plus de 20 points. La défense contre les passes doit s’améliorer. Des ajustements doivent être effectués. Mais il y a beaucoup plus de bien que de mal lorsque Schwartz dirige la défense. […]

  2. 2 Eagles News: Philadelphia is the only team not to have drafted a Pro Bowl defender since 2003 | FR24 News English said at 1:14 AM on January 13th, 2020:

    […] Jim Schwartz Update – Iggles BlitzSchwartz has his share of criticism in the media and the fan base, but the playoffs should be a good reminder of his worth. the patriots had the best defense in the league and an incredibly good pass defense. They couldn't stop the Titans run the game and lost in the wild card round. the Ravens execute a complex defense that makes a lot of blitz. They have one of the best secondary in the league and they lost to the Titans. They had no answer for the racing game. Buffalo and Sean McDermott had one of the best defenses against assists in the league. They couldn't protect a 16-0 lead and lost Texans. Under Schwartz, the Eagles won the super bowl in 2017 and lost games with possession in 2018 and 2019. The Eagles maintained the teams at 17 points per playoff game in that streak. A single team has scored more than 20 points. Defense against assists must improve. Adjustments must be made. But there is much more good than bad when Schwartz leads the defense. […]