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Archive: January, 2011

What they're saying about Washburn

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:54 PM
NOTE: Earlier Wednesday, I posted on Washburn's resume, and specifically the Titans' defensive line sack numbers under his direction. However, the number I quoted from a Tennessean article was inaccurate, so I have changed the post accordingly. Apologies for the confusion. ORIGINAL POST: Soon after... Read more

Washburn's resume, the Eagles' D-line

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:34 AM
Update: The original post was off-base. The Tennesean article I linked to earlier said the Titans had 474 sacks by defensive linemen under Jim Washburn, but that's actually not true. They had 474 sacks as a team during his 12 years there, which makes the premise here completely different. Since I... Read more

Eagles reportedly talking to Titans DL coach

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9:36 PM
While the Eagles continue to look for their next defensive coordinator, they might be getting close to adding their next defensive line coach. According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the Birds have been in discussions with Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn. Update: The Inquirer's Jeff McLane... Read more

Jauron's resume as a defensive coordinator

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9:15 PM
Dick Jauron is one of the candidates being mentioned as the Eagles' next defensive coordinator, so I thought I'd take a look at his past performance in that role. Jauron was the Jaguars' defensive coordinator for four seasons (1995-98) when the franchise came into the league. In 2004, he served the... Read more

Trotter: McDermott wasn't ready

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9:47 AM
As the Eagles continue to search for their next defensive coordinator, reaction to Sean McDermott's firing continues to trickle in. McDermott's already landed a new job in Carolina and turned down an offer to become defensive coordinator of the Broncos, according to the Daily News' Les Bowen. But... Read more

Final look: How McDermott measured up

Monday, January 17, 2011, 6:37 PM
Yesterday, I took a look at how Sean McDermott's defenses fared against the pass compared to the Eagles' defenses from 2004-08, the five years before he took over. I was initially going to make it a three-part post, but with McDermott already joining the Panthers as their defensive coordinator, we... Read more

Vick: Eagles give me best chance to win title

Monday, January 17, 2011, 9:57 AM
Michael Vick thinks staying in Philadelphia gives him the best chance to successfully carry out the second phase of his career in the NFL. He confirmed as much during an interview with John Clark of NBC10 that aired Sunday night. "Absolutely, absolutely," Vick said, when asked if Philadelphia was... Read more

Connecting Segrest firing to personnel decisions

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 9:11 PM
After back-to-back losses to the Cowboys a year ago, the Eagles made their offseason philosophy clear. They would revamp their defensive line and count on their pass rush to mask weaknesses in the secondary. That's the first thing I thought of when I heard the news today that defensive line coach... Read more

Report: Eagles will consider Mora

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 10:25 AM
Update: A couple names surfaced this morning as potential replacements for Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Jim L. Mora is one of them, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. And former Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis is another, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Mora last coached... Read more

How McDermott's pass defense stacked up

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 9:39 AM
With Sean McDermott out, I wanted to take a look at just how much the Eagles' defense dropped off in the past two years with him running the show. We'll start with the pass defense, then move on to the run and finish with some overall numbers. If you missed my thoughts from Saturday night on the... Read more
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