Matt Burke to join Philadelphia Eagles as aide to Jim Schwartz
The Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff seems to be getting some reinforcements in the form of Matt Burke. He’ll be serving as an aide to Jim Schwartz for the 2019 season.
Time flies. The first month of 2019 has already evaporated, and believe it or not, we’re still confused about a few things. Is Jim Schwartz really a good defensive coordinator? Whatever happened to him being one of the hot head-coaching candidates? Whatever your stance is, we know two things. Schwartz will return as the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator in 2019, and joining him on the sideline will be Matt Burke.
The Eagles are apparently hiring Burke to serve as an aide to ‘The General’. The news was first reported by ESPN NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss.
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Most recently, Burke served as the Miami Dolphins‘ linebackers coach in 2016 before serving as the defensive coordinator for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He also served as an assistant coach at Harvard in 2003 before leaving for the greener pastures of the NFL.
During his time in the National Football League, he’s also worked for the Tennessee Titans where he served as an administrative assistant and a quality control coach for the defense. That and a two-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014 and 2015 as their linebackers coach sandwiched a five-year run with the Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2013.
That explains the familiarity with Schwartz. As you know he was the head coach of the Lions during that span.
We’ll all be following this one closely. Stay tuned. Things could get interesting.