5 mistakes the Eagles can ill afford to make during the 2024 NFL offseason

We don't know how Philly will fix this, but that won't stop us from mentioning everything we'd rather not see them do this offseason.

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The Eagles must ignore their temptation to hire inexperienced coordinators and coaches.

Step number one of this mission is complete. They grabbed an old guy that we have seen lead successful defenses. As a matter of fact, he laid the blueprint for much of what we see around the NFL these days.

Now Philly just needs to follow the same formula in their search for an offensive coordinator. At the time of this story's release, that hasn't happened. We still can't figure out why the plan was to follow a Super Bowl run by fielding a team that employed two coordinators who knew nothing about calling plays on their side of the ball.

We get it. Philly likes those untapped head coaches and coordinators, the new guys. Philly likes to feel like they're smarter than everyone else. They love the idea of discovering the guys that everyone else has slept on.

Sometimes, they hit the bullseye (Shane Steichen, Andy Reid, Doug Pederson). Sometimes they swing and miss (Sean Desai, Chip Kelly)

If the choices come down to the young guy with potential or the experienced old guy, they have normally taken the young guy every time. Yeah, we're sick of that. At least we know Fangio can coach.

For three seasons of the Nick Sirianni era, we've been introduced to new coaches who have been charged with performing jobs they've never been asked to do. This time around, we cast our vote for mean old guys who have been coaching for 20 years.

Frank Reich... Kellen Moore.. Yep. We need Philly to explore those options.

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