Report: Eagles "Parting Ways" With Both Mike Groh and Carson Walch (Update - It's Official)
Via Adam Schefter:
Eagles expected to part ways today with OC Mike Groh and WR Carson Walch, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2020
(Walch is the WR coach. Schefter missed a word in that tweet.)
Doug said this just yesterday, at the season-ending media availability:
Now that the season is over, how do you assess the job of Offensive Coordinator Mike Groh and Wide Receivers Coach Carson Walch, and do you expect them to be on your staff next year?(Eliot Shorr-Parks)
DOUG PEDERSON: I think both of those guys did an outstanding job for me this year. There were a lot of things we faced on offense as you know, through adversity, through injury, through many different facets of trying to get the pieces together.
So my hat goes off to both of those gentlemen because of the game plans that Mike and I and the offensive staff put together, first of all. Then here towards the end of the season, Carson Walch having a big impact on getting these young players ready to go and to play at a high level. That’s not easy.
For guys to basically come off our practice roster, who were within weeks of being on our roster or being on the practice squad, to be elevated to game status, it’s not easy to do, and these two gentlemen did an outstanding job for me, for the team, and really put us in a position to be in the postseason here at the end of the year.
Q. Will Coach Groh and Coach Walch be back though?(Jeff McLane)
DOUG PEDERSON: Yes, both those guys will be back.
Wow, this was botched pretty badly. Read this statement from “Doug Pederson” –
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 9, 2020
That’s something else.
And look, Groh and Walch didn’t inspire a ton of confidence. Perhaps their firings were very justifiable, but that is a shitty way to go. They get a vote of confidence and then they’re fired 24 hours later. They were done dirty.