5 Philadelphia Eagles coaches who should be on a much warmer seat

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54. . . . Rich Scangarello, Sr. offensive asst.. 4. player

What does the Philadelphia Eagles senior offensive assistant do actually?

When the Philadelphia Eagles decided not to hire an offensive coordinator, there had to be eyebrows raising all over the league, not just in the Birds’ fan base. Anyone who knows anything about this team will tell you this team’s offense looked better when Frank Reich was throwing his two cents in.

The normal argument that follows that one is this. Well, it doesn’t matter who the offensive coordinator is or whether or not Philly has one is Doug calls the plays right?

Wrong! The responsibilities of an offensive coordinator go beyond calling plays on Sundays, so the next time someone throws that one out at you, just ignore the person commenting. Do not engage the person commenting. You’re only going to frustrate yourself. Take our staff’s word on that one.

Anyone who needs any evidence of what a real offensive coordinator should be doing needs only to look at what Eric Bieniemy has done with the Kansas City Chiefs. Then, remind yourself that Philly doesn’t have one of those. What they did was hire a senior offensive assistant (Rich Scangarello) and a senior offensive consultant (Marty Mornhinweg), and ever since those decisions were made, everyone’s been trying to figure out what those guys do ever since.

Scangarello’s hiring was truly annoying. Not only does he always have this unprepared look on his face, but he also failed miserably as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator in 2019. We’ve seen Mornhinweg be successful as he was formerly with the Eagles assistant head coach from 2004 to 2005 and their offensive coordinator and assistant head coach from 2006 to 2012, so he gets more of a pass (for now).

Scangarello is another animal. If he’s still here past this season, there needs to be a serious conversation about why that’s the case.