Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Doug Pederson replacements that make sense

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What if the Philadelphia Eagles went with a defensive genius?

It’s been a long time since the Eagles hired a defensive-minded head coach to run things. It’s hard to quantify what to call Ray Rhodes, but if you throw him out, we’re probably talking about Buddy Ryan. Either way, the point is, again, it’s been a long time.

Andy Reid got 14 years at the helm. Chip Kelly was a spy sent to ruin this franchise from the inside. Part of the problem with Doug’s regime is this. The Eagles have been teetering between being a sub-standard and a flat out below-average defense since that awful performance in Super Bowl 52.

There’s no legitimate reason for why Robert Saleh isn’t a head coach, other than the fact that the trend is for teams to go with a young offensive-minded guy in what has become a league that caters to the offensive side of the ball, but let’s just say that Philly did what some believe to be unthinkable and they fired Doug. This guy needs to be thought about.

Robert Saleh will again be a hot candidate in 2021, and when he is, Philly would be unwise to not grant him an interview. He’d make an excellent head coach.