Eagles Reportedly Interviewed Press Taylor for Offensive Coordinator Gig

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Thursday, John Clark reported that the Eagles would announce their coaching staff changes by the end of next week.

Today, we’ve got ESPN’s Tim McManus dropping a nugget of his own, that quarterbacks coach Press Taylor was interviewed for the vacant offensive coordinator gig.

Writes Tim:

According to a league source, Eagles quarterbacks coach Press Taylor has been interviewed during the team’s wide-ranging coaching search. The 32-year-old former Tulsa quarterback became a household name locally when he was given credit for digging up the “Philly Special” trick play in front of Super Bowl LII. He was elevated from quality control and assistant quarterbacks coach to QBs coach in 2018.

Taylor has an advocate in Carson Wentz, and that’s no small thing. The two have built a strong relationship over the past few years. Trust and respect are key ingredients in the coach/quarterback dynamic, and the Eagles’ brass would have few concerns on that front if they tabbed Taylor.

Due diligence? Covering your bases? Perhaps it’s one or both of those things.

From an optics standpoint, promoting from within might look a little wonky, especially since you just fired two guys in Mike Groh and Carson Walch who followed a similar path to ex-offensive coordinator and ex-receivers coach, respectively.

The four openings on the Birds staff are OC, receivers, defensive line, and defensive backs, plus a front office gig Andrew Berry gave up to return to Cleveland.

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6 Responses

  1. I”m glad we have you around Kevin. I’d never be privy to such insider info (like a John Clark tweet) if I wasn’t a CB Subcriber!

  2. the most irreverent sports blog is filtering comment by running a word parser
    on it. pretty tricky for a couple of wordpress geeks.

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