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Eagles fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

Posted on: January 15, 2011 5:56 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2011 6:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Andy Reid spent a good deal of time after his season ended detailing how much he wanted his two quarterbacks (Michael Vick, Kevin Kolb) and his coaching staff to return.

However, the Eagles have fired Sean McDermott as defensive coordinator, according to the team's official Twitter feed.  The decision to fire McDermott, as first reported from Chris Mortensen's of ESPN, is fairly shocking, because McDermott was one of the people listed in Reid's "want them back" speech after the Eagles bowed out against the Packers in the wild-card round. 

However, McDermott's defense didn't exactly impress in 2010 -- the Eagles allowed a franchise-high 31 passing touchdowns (they finished 21st in the NFL in points allowed and 12th in yards allowed defensively) and struggled mightily to stop teams in the red zone.

Mortensen also reports that the team hasn't made a public announcement about McDermott's firing "in hopes of allowing him to find another job."

McDermott stepped up and the defensive reigns after Jim Johnson, the long-time Philly DC, who died from cancer in the summer of 2009.

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Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:15 am
 

Eagles fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

Thank goodness!!!!!   I've been wishing for this since Septemeber.    
This guy is a freak'n administrative assistant who tried to play DC because JJ suddenly died. 

I gave him a pass the first year because he was pushed into the position just prior to the start of the season.  However, the defense regressed and to me he showed no inginuity to put a good game plan together.

Don't give me he had nothing to work with, that's a just an excuse.  

The whole defensive staff should be fired.   New blood should be brought in.   



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Eagles fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

so glad you got a negative 105 for this comment. Dave Wanstedt is no answer here. You want a good defensive coordinator who will motivate this defense to get back to where it needs to be why don't you call up a guy like...Dick Jauron. He was a great defensive coordinator leading to him becoming a head coach. He knows this system, yet would provide in my eyes more discipline to a defense that was allowing petty mistakes. Bring this dude up from the Secondary coaches job, sign Nnamdi Asomougha, and trade for Albert Haynesworth...maybe this team would have a defense suitable enough for a super bowl run. that's my take. Wanstedt can go to Denver, or Cleveland.



Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2011 11:54 am
 

Eagles fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

THE ONLY ANSWER TO SAVE THIS DEFENSE IS DAVE WANSTEDT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2011 11:45 am
 

Eagles fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

"Do they promote Dick Jauron or hire Mike Singletary.  Philly fans should be hoping for Singletary."
Well, considering that Mike Singletary already took the job of linebackers coach in Minnesota with his old teammate Leslie Frazier at the helm, I don't see him roaming the sidelines in Philly next season.

If Dick Jauron doesn't get the job as defensive coordinator in 2011 it would have to be because he doesn't want the job.  He's more than qualified and knows the personnel.  Andy Reid is ignorant of what needs to be done on the defensive side of the ball from a coaching standpoint and needs somebody he can give control to and walk away.  Jauron fits the bill to a T.


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