FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez mentions that Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is on the Eagles’ radar. Not sure how I feel about a guy who’s overseen such powerful offenses… as the Jaguars, Falcons, and Bucs:
Also not sure how I feel about a guy named Dirk.
Koetter headwear status: visor
This is a name that was BANDIED about early but we haven’t heard much in the last few days… until now. Les Bowen writes, but doesn’t cite sources or reports, that Jackson (Jaccson?) is expected to be on the Eagles’ list:
Their list also is expected to contain Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
According to reports, only the Dolphins and 49ers have sought permission to speak with Jackson thus far.
Jackson headwear status: smoooooooth
WAIT, WHAT?! Yes, please.
Their list also is expected to contain Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, along with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
I have no idea where this is coming from. There is no verifiable report that Patricia is being considered, in the running, or would be interested – only this fake Ian Rapppppppppppppppppppppopopopoport, and Bones – but I have now developed a boner. Patricia would be a huge get– partly because he comes from the Patriots, partly because he’s got a sweet fucking beard, and partly because he’s a rocket scientist. From a great article in the Boston Herald about Patricia’s greatness:
Matt Patricia’s unprecedented voyage toward the top of the NFL coaching circuit has been forged by the total embodiment of his unique background.
Patricia, the defensive coordinator for the Patriots, left a well-paying job in his engineering field to gain an education with a series of low-paying, entry-level coaching gigs. It wasn’t, nor could it have been, about the money as much as a passion to accumulate the necessary experiences and exposure that could yield a greater future.
And since joining the Pats staff in 2004, Patricia has been responsible for transitioning coach Bill Belichick’s football operations into the 21st century with his technological prowess by computerizing the film documentation. Patricia was also able to bring the clock on Belichick’s car stereo into the modern age. When Belichick’s clock was temporarily doomed by daylight savings time in 2009, he summoned the resident rocket scientist to work his magic.
The only possible issue with Patricia is that he could be overvalued, by fans, because of his beard. If Doug Pederson looked like this, we wouldn’t hate the fact that the Eagles are apparently considering him to be their head coach. Patricia could be fucking Juan Castillo under there and his stock would still be inflated because of the beard and pencil (oh, I love the pencil). But take the beard away – and me thinks Windmill Jeff might make him do just that – and what are we left with? We just don’t know!
For realstons: The engineering degree is intriguing. It would be great to have another progressive coach, but I would imagine Jeffrey Lurie now has a real fear of any coaching candidate who doesn’t walk and talk like everyone else.
Patricia headwear status: fantasy draft
One of the most talked about candidates for Eagles head coaching position Sean McDermott will join @975Mornings tmrw in between 8 and 830!
— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) January 5, 2016
Odd choice here by McDermott, whose name keeps popping up in HE’D BE INTERESTED reports. Problem: the Eagles haven’t sought permission to speak to him yet. In fact, no one has. This move comes off as reeking of desperation. Let me go on the radio, maybe I’ll get noticed. Like a weird kid wearing a $3,000 suit at an entry-level job fair. You can act as important as you want, nermal, but your Italian leather shoes and pocket square aren’t fooling anyone. I don’t like this guy. Didn’t like him when he was here. Not convinced he’s a good coach, despite the Panthers’ success this year, and not convinced someone who looks like a leprechaun can lead a football team.
McDermott headwear status: little Irish man
From what I'm told, the meeting between Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis is over. Belief on why it took so long was compensation discussion
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2016
Sean Payton's status is still in limbo. And it may not be decided tonight. But, presumably, answers are coming for the #Saints.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2016
I take that as a sign that Payton is not returning to the Saints. But we’ll see.
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