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Michael Irvin Started a Tom Brady and Dak Prescott Hubbub

Kevin Kinkead - February 10, 2020

Flipping through TV channels this morning and I see this Dallas Cowboys/Tom Brady story popping up on the debate shows.

You can source the topic to Michael Irvin, who went on Boston sports radio station WEEI and told a couple of guys name “Dale and Keefe” about a scenario in which Dallas pursues Brady and decides to use the franchise tag to move Dak Prescott instead:

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Darren Sproles, Connor Barwin, and Brent Celek Return to the Eagles*

Kevin Kinkead - February 7, 2020

*Not as players, but in assistant and consultant roles, according to the Birds, who put out a press release this afternoon announcing changes to the football operations department:

  • Tom Hunkele – Director of Sports Medicine
  • Ted Rath – Director of Sports Performance
  • Jeremiah Washburn – Director of Player Personnel/Senior Defensive Assistant
  • Connor Barwin – Special Assistant to the General Manager
  • Brent Celek – Personnel Consultant
  • Darren Sproles – Personnel Consultant

The Barwin news had been reported some time ago, that he was going to be involved with the front office in some fashion. Washburn was rumored to be the assistant defensive line coach, but instead ends up with the role of “Director of Player Personnel/Senior Defensive Assistant.” Celek and Sproles get “consultant” gigs, which are always very vague, but those guys were both respected veterans, so surely they’ll provide positive input moving forward.

Here are the bios for Hunkele and Rath:

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“All or Nothing” Eagles Series Now Available on Amazon Prime

Kevin Kinkead - February 7, 2020

This is the behind-the-scenes series crews were filming all year long down at NovaCare.

It’s officially out now, and accompanied by this preview via the Eagles Twitter account:

Somebody watch this and tell me if it’s any good. Bob is gonna do that on our end post a few episode recaps.

-kinker

Eagles Make Coaching Changes Official, Will Not Have Traditional Offensive Coordinator

Kevin Kinkead - February 7, 2020

Straight from the team, via press release, here are the changes to the coaching staff:

  • Rich Scangarello – Senior Offensive Assistant
  • Press Taylor – Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Matt Burke – Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
  • Marquand Manuel – Defensive Backs Coach
  • Aaron Moorehead – Wide Receivers Coach
  • Andrew Breiner – Pass Game Analyst
  • T.J. Paganetti – Assistant Run Game Coordinator/Assistant Running Backs Coach
  • Dino Vasso – Assistant Coordinator/Defense

The biggest takeaway, as I’m sure you’ve been reading about, is that the Eagles will go without a traditional offensive coordinator this year. They will have Scangarello, a former Denver OC, join a game-planning group that now includes a promoted Press Taylor. Doug Pederson continues to call the plays, as he always has, but they get the fresh perspective or “outside voice” in Scangarello, so that box is checked. The optics of solely promoting from within would have been a little bit iffy, especially since they just did that with Mike Groh and Carson Walch, who were both fired.

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Reports: Eagles to Hire Aaron Moorehead as Receivers Coach

Kevin Kinkead - February 6, 2020

Jimmy Kempski over at Philly Voice first on this jawn:

According to a source, the Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Aaron Moorehead to be their wide receivers coach. Moorehead was the wide receivers coach for Vanderbilt, and previously coached wide receivers at Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

Like Doug Pederson — and many of Pederson’s other coaching hires over the years — Moorehead was a former player in the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent out of Illinois in 2003 and had 85 catches for 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns in five seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

Also reported by John Clark, Dave Zangaro, and others.

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Travis Kelce’s Speech Was Good, But Not Jason Kelce Good

Kevin Kinkead - February 6, 2020

Travis Kelce went with a WWE promo-styled speech at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade on Wednesday. He appeared to be significantly intoxicated.

It was pretty good, but it wasn’t Jason Kelce good. The bar was raised way too high for him, but he did a nice job here:

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Chiefs Fan, With His Butt Showing, Falls Out of Tree

Kevin Kinkead - February 5, 2020

Checking back in with the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade:

Imagine if this happened in Philadelphia.

Press Taylor is Getting a Promotion

Kevin Kinkead - February 5, 2020

Per Tom Pelissero:

What does this actually mean?

Geoff Mosher, who does a great job with Adam Caplan on the Inside the Birds podcast:

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