Friday, December 26, 2014

Eagles' defensive line coach out, too

The changes in the Eagles' defensive staff continued, with defensive line coach Rory Segrest being fired, a team source confirmed.

Eagles' defensive line coach out, too

After two years, the Eagles and defensive line coach Rory Segrest have parted ways. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
After two years, the Eagles and defensive line coach Rory Segrest have parted ways. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The changes in the Eagles' defensive staff continued, with defensive line coach Rory Segrest being fired, a team source confirmed.

He joins defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who was let go late last week.

Segrest, 37, spent the last two years as the defensive line coach, and has been with the Eagles since 2005. He spent his first season as special teams quality control coach and assistant defensive line coach and then two seasons as special teams coordinator.

The move was first reported by CSNphilly.com.

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The Eagles' defensive line has underachieved under Segrest, especially with a more veteran group compared to the linebackers and the secondary. Eagles D-linemen had seven sacks over the last six games and Trent Cole virtually disappeared toward the end of the season. The Eagles have three first-round picks on the line in tackles Mike Patterson and Brodrick Bunkley, and rookie end Brandon Graham, the 13th overall pick in 2010, whose season ended with a knee injury.

Presumably, the Eagles will fill the defensive coordinator position first and he would likely have input in the staff. If Dick Jauron were to not get the coordinator spot and leave the organization, the Eagles also would have to find a new defensive backs coach.

The first player to weigh in on Segrest via Twitter was injured rookie Jeff Owens, who said simply, "That sucks."

 


 

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