Patriot offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels.
Are the Philadelphia Eagles about to pick their next head coach? Although the team has not given a formal update, several interview reports were circulated over the weekend.
The most interesting name is that of Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, who reportedly traveled to Florida to meet with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie on Sunday morning. The 44-year-old coach was always interviewed at 8 p.m., according to NBC10’s John Clark. Philadelphia also asked permission to meet with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Benimi, who was a player during the 1999 Midnight Green season.
Eagles are still in talks with Josh McDaniels at this time https://t.co/NgNOdT9nDG.
– John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 18, 2021
The Eagles’ assistant coach, Deuce Staley, had a conversation with Lurie on Friday, but there are no indications that an offer was made. The franchise also called for interviews with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
In addition, Lurie reportedly met with Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and New England Patriots coach Jerod Mayo. They have also been linked to Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.
A list of head coach candidates that the Eagles would have interviewed or asked to be interviewed:
* Robert Saleh
* Arthur Smith
* No longer available/installed elsewhere
– Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) January 16, 2021
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Malfunction in the top of the Eagle? organisation
Over the past two weeks, there have been several reports about Carson Wentz’s role in the decision to separate from Doug Pederson. The 28-year-old quarterback has not turned to the media for the truth, but the evidence against Wentz is mounting.
Jeff McLain of the Philadelphia Inquirer portrayed an untrained star in a sensational story. Wentz allegedly confronted Pederson multiple times while he played defiantly at the line of scrimmage and refused to take responsibility for fighting the offense. He’s a player who doesn’t like to deal with tough coaches.
Wentz’s Type A personality can be attributed to his past successes. Many top quarterbacks have the same trait. But the 28-year-old has increasingly refused advice, defied criticism and clashed with former coach Doug Pederson last season, according to Eagles sources.
Every great quarterback wants to be coached, and he wants to be coached hard and at his best, and it’s not the way [Wentz] wants it, one source said. It’s like whoever trained him worked for him. But you can’t.
A look at Carson Wentz’s tumultuous season and the forces that led to his regression.
A perfect storm of organizational heroism, questionable training, injuries, poor roster management and Wentz himself led to one of the worst downgrades in NFL QB history.
– Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 16, 2021
Seahawks, NFL teams turn to Pederson
A number of teams have asked Pederson to gauge his interest in training next year. While rumors that a Super Bowl head coach had taken control of the New York Jets proved to be greatly exaggerated – Robert Saleh got the job – legitimate contenders emerged.
The Seattle Seahawks have asked Pederson to be their new offensive coordinator, but there is a growing sense that he could take a year off. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, it is unlikely that Pederson will be coaching in the NFL at this point in 2021.
According to sources, Pederson has been contacted by several teams, including one that was actually interested in the head coach, but he has no scheduled interview at this time. The teams considered other roles but it would be difficult to find the right people and it would be surprising if a suitable coordinating role was suggested.
It’s unlikely Doug Pederson will be on the sidelines of the NFL in 2021 https://t.co/mlLayFLtbx.
– Jason LaCanfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 16, 2021