Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Possible replacements for Jim Schwartz in 2021

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Here’s another option for the Philadelphia Eagles.

What was that saying by The Rock? Oh yes, it was something like ‘know your role and shut your mouth’. That was back when the WWE was still interesting, but The Rock was right. Some guys just need to accept their roles in life.

Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh was over his head as an offensive coordinator, but he was a good wide receivers coach. Hey, he was the best one of the Doug Pederson era so far.

There’s a lot of Mike Groh in Wade Phillips. Let’s be frank. Phillips’ three stints as a head coach were, at times, comical ( and there were five if you count two times that he was an interim head coach). He is, without question, an excellent defensive coordinator though. He was also Philadelphia’s D.C. for three seasons (1986 to 1988).

Philly’s reacquisition of the guy Colin Cowherd once called ‘a marshmallow with a headset’ wouldn’t be a bad idea. The question is how many tricks does he have in the bag? He hasn’t coached anywhere since last season, but here’s something any NFL fan should be able to say with confidence. Wade Phillips has forgotten more about how to coach than most other candidates have ever learned. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be coaching today. He’s definitely worth interviewing.