Eagles news: History repeats as Philly loses Shane Steichen to Colts

Shane Steichen, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Shane Steichen, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The NFL has long been discussed as being a copycat league. We’ve been taught that history repeats itself since we were in grade school. Here’s where the rubber meets the proverbial road. Five years ago, the Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl, and their offensive coordinator, Frank Reich, was snatched away by the Indianapolis Colts to blaze his own trail as a head coach. Yes, history seems to be repeating.

It isn’t uncommon to see good teams have their assistant coaches plucked by teams that need a new leading man, and for the second time in five seasons, Indy appears set to hire a Birds assistant to lead theirs. Shane Steichen, per a report by Adam Schefter, will fly to Indy to finalize his deal to become the Colts’ head coach. Unfortunately, this time, Philly is losing its O.C. after a Super Bowl loss.

Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen has been hired to take over as Colts’ head coach.

Nick Sirianni was hired on January 24th of 2021 to be the Eagles’ head coach. Steichen was hired as the team’s offensive coordinator a day later. There were offensive bumps and bruises along the way. Nick decided on giving up playcalling duties. Shane took over. We screamed at both to run the ball more, but they eventually figured things out… for the most part.

The Monday following a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is a brutal one. Things didn’t go as planned. When Philadelphia Eagles fans rose on Monday, most were probably still in disbelief, but you have to believe that the Birds will be okay, and at some point, they’ll move on. This was a huge opportunity that was missed. No one knows when this team will be back in football’s biggest game, but brighter days are seemingly ahead.

We also shouldn’t lose track of what this team accomplished, especially on offense.

Six of Philly’s eight Pro Bowlers were on the offensive side of the ball: QB Jalen Hurts, running back Miles Sanders, wide receiver A. J. Brown, tackle Lane Johnson, guard Landon Dickerson, and center Jason Kelce.

Four Birds were named as All-Pros. Right tackle Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce were named to the 1st team. Hurts and  A. J. Brown landed on the second team. All of those guys are talented, but some of their success has to be seen as being attributable to Steichen’s efforts.

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