Philadelphia Eagles To Go a Different Direction on Defense; Fire Sean McDermott

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Less than a week after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott would return in 2011, the Eagles have fired McDermott.
We all know when Andy Reid says something it's not a sure thing. If you didn't know, ask Kevin Kolb...he'll inform you.
A week after another Wild Card Playoff loss, the Philadelphia Eagles have identified the first of a plethora of problems that needed to be jettisoned. Defensive coordinator Sean McDoormat, as passionate Birds fans refer to the former coach.
McDermott, 36, came under heavy criticism in a season in which the Eagles allowed a franchise-high 31 touchdown passes and had the worst red-zone defense in the NFL. However, Reid said in a season-ending news conference McDermott would be retained.
Within three days of that declaration, sources say Reid informed McDermott he had changed his mind and would relieve McDermott of his duties after two years as the team's defensive coordinator.<...

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