Philadelphia Eagles: Does It Even Matter Who the Next Defensive Coordinator Is?

January 27, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Let me answer that for you: No. It doesn't matter. 
For patting themselves on the back as much as they have, the so-called "gold standard" front office of ours has really botched this one. I don't know if I've ever seen a team hire a position coach before hiring the coordinator.
That's like Joe Biden being named as the vice president before Barack Obama wins the election.
Just to clarify, though—I'm not complaining about the hiring of defensive line coach Jim Washburn. If he is as good as everyone says, he should make an instant impact, but how is the new defensive coordinator supposed to feel when he finally gets hired and has no say over his own staff?
Maybe he'll feel like Andy Reid felt last week, vacationing while someone else makes his decisions for him.
But the reason why the coordinator won't matter is simple. The Eagles don't have good enough players, and players win games, not coaches. Do you think the Eagles would have been a 10-6 playoff ...

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