Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Washburn Canned, Just Like Babin

FORT WORTH. Tx. -- After last week's loss, Jim Washburn's protege, Jason Babin, got his release from the Eagles. Monday, the day after the Birds' eighth loss in a row, defensive line coach Washburn followed Babin out the door.

Washburn Canned, Just Like Babin

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Former Eagles defensive end Jason Babin (left) and defensive line coach Jim Washburn (right). (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Former Eagles defensive end Jason Babin (left) and defensive line coach Jim Washburn (right). (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

FORT WORTH. Tx. -- After last week's loss, Jim Washburn's protege, Jason Babin, got his release from the Eagles. Monday, the day after the Birds' eighth loss in a row, defensive line coach Washburn followed Babin out the door.

Following the 38-33 setback to Dallas, in which Tony Romo completed each of his 10 second half passes, Eagles coach Andy Reid fingered the pass rush, which dropped off severely in the second half.

Reid's original d-line coach, long retired Tommy Brasher, will take over and presumably will scrap Washburn's signature wide nine setup.

In a statement, Reid called Washburn "a fine football coach" but said he felt he needed to go "in a different direction" in order to "maximize production."

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Brasher coached the Eagles' defensive line from 1999-2005.

The timing of Monday's announcement raises questions. Washburn is a fiery personality who last year engaged in a sideline confrontation with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Several people noted an odd, hushed, even stranger than usual vibe in the visitors' locker room after the Dallas loss, especially among the defensive players. It seems likely Washburn was fired then, and they knew, but were told not to say anything.

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