Moves Are Official

Posted: February 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Moves Are Official

No more speculating. The Eagles have announced all their coaching moves.

From the team’s website:

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the following coaching staff changes:

• Rich Scangarello – Senior Offensive Assistant

• Press Taylor – Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

• Matt Burke – Run Game Coordinator (defense)/Defensive Line Coach

• Marquand Manuel – Defensive Backs Coach

• Aaron Moorehead – Wide Receivers Coach

• Andrew Breiner – Pass Game Analyst

• T.J. Paganetti – Assistant Run Game Coordinator/Assistant Running Backs Coach

• Dino Vasso – Assistant Coordinator/Defense

There aren’t any major surprises in there. We weren’t sure about titles and responsibilities. Now we have a better idea of that.

Press Taylor will stay as QBs coach, but he will also have more input into the scheme and gameplan. I am fine with that move.

Scangarello is here to bring in new ideas and to help shape the offense. You can bet the Eagles wanted him for his ideas on the Kyle Shanahan offense.

Breiner has an interesting title. Obviously he will focus on the passing game. I’m sure the Eagles also wanted him for his offensive ideas, having worked in some explosive college attacks.

I hope Moorehead brings stability to the receivers room. The Eagles have had a new receivers coach every year under Doug Pederson. That has to change. Moorehead played at the pro level and coached at the college level. He could be just what the Eagles are looking for.

Paganetti is a young coach the Eagles seem to like. This will be his fourth season with the team. They give him a bit more responsibility every year.

Now for the defense. We’ve known Burke would be the DL coach for a while. Run game coordinator? That’s an interesting title. We’ve seen some teams do things like this, but it certainly isn’t common. If you do split duties, the DL coach focuses on the run game.

Marquand Manuel is a coach we’ve talked about. He seems like a solid addition. Manuel did a good job with developing young DBs while with the Falcons. The Eagles need to do a better job of developing their young DBs.

Vasso is another young coach the team likes. He’ll focus on pass defense and helping to run that side of things.

The Eagles aren’t going with a traditional staff, but I’m okay with that. Football is constantly evolving. Titles aren’t as important as abilities and responsibilities anyway. If Pederson hired the right men, they’ll get the job done and get this team back to winning big.

Too often I think people get caught up in names. I don’t remember fans going nuts when the Eagles hired Frank Reich or Jim Johnson. Steve Spagnuolo was unknown when the Eagles hired him. Sean McDermott slowly and methodically climbed up the coaching ladder over the course of a decade before he became the team’s DC.

I like the combination of internal promotions and finding outsiders. I also think there is something to be said for having a young coaching staff. Go get young guys that are hungry, driven and energetic. Mix them in with veterans like Jim Schwartz, Jeff Stoutland and Ken Flajole.   You do need combinations of ages, backgrounds and personalities.

Let’s hope Pederson found the right guys.


Jeff McLane wrote an interesting piece on the changes.

He’s got a few good nuggets in there.

Maybe most interesting…some of the coaches have already been working for the team and just weren’t announced. I know some people worried about the team being delayed in getting a start on their offseason work. The coaches have already been working on that. Even some of the new guys.


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