We are now two days removed from the Super Bowl and the Eagles still have yet to announce their master plan when it comes to who will be running the team’s defense this season. The delay to name a coordinator has led to obvious speculation that the man charged with rebuilding what has been a brutal unit was still on the Baltimore or San Francisco staff. But Monday revealed no further clarity in the search.
Here’s what we do know. Ravens LB coach Ted Monachino is interested in the gig and it appears unlikely that the Ravens would block him from taking it should the Eagles ultimately decide to offer it.
One man who endorses Monachino for the job is Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees.
“Absolutely, his attention to detail, he’s extremely serious,” he said.”He knows the scheme from front to back and knows a lot of the game, not just his position. He knows the entire front and how the coverage’s coordinate with the front. Tremendous coach.”
Whether or not he will be a tremendous coach in Philadelphia remains to be seen.
There is also growing speculation that the Eagles may have already hired their defensive coordinator. The team made a plethora of moves over the past two weeks, but never formally announced additions to the staff, which also needs they never formally specified the role of each hire. It’s an unlikely scenario, but then again–did you think Kelly would be two days removed from the Super Bowl and still seemingly at square one in his defensive coordinator search?
Whatever the case may be, the Eagles are expected to have this sorted out by week’s end.