Philadelphia Eagles: So who is assistant WR coach Carson Walch anyway?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery /

When the Philadelphia Eagles officially introduced the newer members of their coaching staff on Wednesday (and the familiar faces in new positions), there was one name that might not have been as familiar to you as the others. Who is Carson Walch?

No, it’s not a misprint. We didn’t misspell Carson Wentz. We all know who he is. We meant the other guy named ‘Carson’. You know the new guy. On Wednesday, March 7th, the Philadelphia Eagles formally introduced the newer members of their coaching staff, and there was one name that stood out. One name belonged to a guy we weren’t as familiar with as the others. One name didn’t get the attention the others got when Philly was shuffling guys around, assistant wide receivers coach Carson Walch.

Yep. There was a photo of Walch right there with photos of Mike Groh, Duce Staley, Press Taylor and Gunter Brewer

Take a look:

Wait. What does an assistant wide receivers coach do anyway?

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As assistant wide receivers coach, Walch will work side by side with the Eagles’ new wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer. Both are outside hires, and while Walch spent the last two seasons in Canada leading the Edmonton Eskimos on offense as their offensive coordinator, he’s no stranger to the American game of football.

In 2015, he served as an offensive consultant for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Prior to that, he was an offensive quality control coach with the Chicago Bears, where he worked with Mike Groh, who was the Bears wide receivers coach at that time.

He’s a fine coach with a unique knowledge of the game, and he’ll make a nice addition to the Eagles coaching staff. We have no proof of that yet, but we’re certain of it.

The Eagles just kind of look like they know what they’re doing. Don’t they?