The Coaching Staff

Posted: February 25th, 2024 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

The Eagles announced their coaching staff the other day. Let’s talk about the group now that we know who is officially in and what everyone’s roll will be.

OFFENSE

  • Kellen Moore, Offensive Coordinator
  • Doug Nussmeier, Quarterbacks
  • Kevin Patullo, Passing Game Coordinator/Associate Head Coach
  • Jeff Stoutland, Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Jemal Singleton, Running Backs/Assistant Head Coach
  • Jason Michael, Tight Ends
  • Aaron Moorehead, Wide Receivers
  • T.J. Paganetti, Run Game Specialist/Assistant Offensive Line
  • Kyle Valero, Offensive Assistant
  • Eric Dickerson, Offensive Quality Control

I was a fan of hiring Moore as OC. I like his ideas. I think he’s a good fit becuase there are similarities to what the Eagles do, but there are also differences. The Eagles had too much success to completely abandon their ideas and playbook. But they didn’t adjust well as defenses adjusted to them. That’s where Moore and his ideas will bring needed changes to the scheme. Good schemes must continue to evolve.

Nussmeier has worked with Moore for a while. I like those two coming over together. The play-caller and QB coach must be on the same page for the offense to be at its best.

I’m glad Singleton is back. Miles Sanders had a career year in 2022. D’Andre Swift had a career year in 2023. Nick Sirianni talks about Singleton a lot so keeping him around to help the HC makes sense.

Sirianni loves Jason Michael, but we haven’t seen great TE development under him. I would have been fine with a change here.

I’m surprised they brought back Moorehead. DeVonta Smith has turned into a star under him, but Smith was a Top 10 pick. We haven’t seen much development aside from Smith. And the Eagles receivers seem to have a lot of penalties on the dreaded outside screens. Continuity is generally a good thing, but change might have been better here.

DEFENSE

  • Vic Fangio, Defensive Coordinator
  • Christian Parker, Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Clint Hurtt, Senior Defensive Assistant/Defensive Line
  • Jeremiah Washburn, Defensive Ends/Outside Linebackers
  • Bobby King, Inside Linebackers
  • Ronell Williams, Assistant Linebackers/Defensive Quality Control
  • Roy Anderson, Cornerbacks
  • Joe Kasper, Safeties
  • Tyler Scudder, Defensive Quality Control

I didn’t want the Fangio scheme to return…unless Fangio was here to run it.

The Eagles wisely surrounded Fangio with people who he’s worked with before.

Parker – DEN 2020-2021
Hurtt – CHI 2015-2016
Anderson – CHI 2017-2018
Kasper – MIA 2023

This isn’t about cronyism and trying to give Fangio a bunch of buddies to work with. The Eagles brought in guys who know Fangio’s scheme and can teach it. There was way too much confusion last year. Players weren’t on the same page. That should change this season.

There is no magic scheme. Buddy Ryan’s 46 Defense was dominant in Chicago, but struggled early on in Philly because he didn’t have the right players for it. You need the right combination of coaches, players and scheme. It looks like the Eagles have the right combination of coaches and scheme. Now it is up to Howie Roseman to get some more talent so the defense can return to being a good unit.

The defensive staff all have NFL experience. At the same time, they are still young enough to be hungry and to connect with current players. Fangio is old school and needs younger coaches to help him connect to the players.

MISC

  • Michael Clay, Special Teams Coordinator
  • Joe Pannunzio, Assistant Special Teams Coordinator
  • Tyler Brown, Special Teams Assistant
  • Tyler Yelk, Head Coach Quality Control

The Eagles were smart to bring back the STs staff. That part of the team was consistently good last year.

Yelk was given a new title after being assistant to the head coach last season. Seems like he’ll be doing the same type of thing this year.

If you want to read blurbs on all the coaches, here you go.

*****

This is an absolute thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/Ol_TimeFootball/status/1761805176485126540

Byars was a hybrid player. He was an elite RB at Ohio State, but moved to FB in the NFL. He was a gifted pass-catcher and even played some TE. Byars ran for 3100 yards and caught 610 passes in his career. Not bad at all. He left the Eagles as a free agent in 1993. I forgot he finished off his career with the Pats and Jets.

That throw from Randall was just beautiful.

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  1. 1 Eagles News: Philadelphia deemed as the best fit for one of the top NFL free agents – Consolidated Financial said at 1:56 PM on February 25th, 2024:

    […] The Coaching Staff – Iggles BlitzI was a fan of hiring Moore as OC. I like his ideas. I think he’s a good fit becuase there are similarities to what the Eagles do, but there are also differences. The Eagles had too much success to completely abandon their ideas and playbook. But they didn’t adjust well as defenses adjusted to them. That’s where Moore and his ideas will bring needed changes to the scheme. Good schemes must continue to evolve. Nussmeier has worked with Moore for a while. I like those two coming over together. The play-caller and QB coach must be on the same page for the offense to be at its best. […]