Tuesday, February 9, 2016

McDermott a candidate in Buffalo?

Sean McDermott spent 10 seasons in the Eagles' organization before being named defensive coordinator last offseason.

McDermott a candidate in Buffalo?

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Could Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott be in line for a head-coaching gig?
Could Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott be in line for a head-coaching gig?

Sean McDermott spent 10 seasons in the Eagles' organization before being named defensive coordinator last offseason.

But could his tenure as Jim Johnson's successor be only a one-year gig?

Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports that McDermott's name is on the short list of assistant coaching candidates expected to be interviewed by the Buffalo Bills for their head-coaching vacancy.

Other assistants mentioned in the report are the Cardinals' Russ Grimm, the Vikings' Leslie Frazier, the Jets' Brian Schottenheimer and the Chargers' Ron Rivera.

Higher profile names like Brian Billick and Bill Cowher have also been mentioned in connection with the Bills' job.

Buffalo fired Dick Jauron during the regular season, and Perry Fewell was named the interim head coach for the final seven games.

The Eagles finished 12th in the NFL and sixth in the NFC in total defense (321.1 yards per game) this season under McDermott. They were 12th in the NFL and ninth in the NFC in scoring defense (21.1 points per game).

McDermott's unit was tied for second in the league with 37 takeaways.

The Eagles, of course, did not turn in a good defensive performance Sunday against the Cowboys. On Monday, I'll post Man Up with a detailed look at how each player performed.

For a breakdown on the offense from earlier today, click here.

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