Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher do a great podcast on 97.3 ESPN called “Inside the Birds.”
Caplan is down at the Senior Bowl right now, and therefore is sniffing around a bit. On the latest edition of the podcast, posted Thursday, he reports that the Eagles have decided on who their new defensive line coach and assistant d-line coach will be.
Barring a major surprise it’s going to be Matt Burke as the d-line coach, and this is really interesting – it’s going to be Jeremiah Washburn as his assistant. Jeremiah, I checked into this, because it seems like everyone knows this stuff, coaches all around the NFL know this already. So I asked coaches who are here (at the Senior Bowl), ‘hey what can you tell me about this guy?’ I know he’s Jim (Washburn’s) son, but I don’t know anything about him. Super duper smart, and obviously he knows the wide 9 because Burke is a protege of Jim Schwartz, so he knows the wide 9. Burke, I don’t know that he’s ever coached d-line, but he’s a strategist, incredibly strategic, that’s why he’s getting this job because he matches what Jim wants.
Burke is the former Dolphins defensive coordinator who served as a “defensive special assistant” this season. Washburn was in the program as an “advanced projects coordinator.”
Caplan also says that the Birds will interview Marquand Manuel for the open defensive backs job. He’s a Cover 3 guy who was previously the Falcons’ defensive coordinator.
Here’s the full podcast:
🏈 NAMES! We’ve got NAMES! For the OC and other coaching vacancies.
🏈 Free agency rumors
🏈 Other #Eagles notes
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) January 23, 2020