As is the case in just about every industry, football is about relationships. That's particularly true at the NFL level. Year in and year out, we see new coaches land in new cities, and one of the first things they do is make calls to guys that they have some shared history. No one expected the Philadelphia Eagles' hiring of two new assistants would produce a less familiar storyline.
The Birds may have reunions on their minds, two times over as a matter of fact. Recently, their name was mentioned in connection with a safeties coach, and it's one that Philly and their new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio know very well.
The Philadelphia Eagles request an interview with Dolphins secondary coach Joe Kasper.
If the name Joe Kasper sounds familiar, that's because it should be. He spent the 2021 and 2022 NFL seasons in the City of Brotherly Love as a defensive quality control coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. This past season, he held down the fort as the Miami Dolphins safeties coach where he worked under... Yep! You guessed it... new Eagles DC Vic Fangio.
Credit NFL Insider and NFL Network analyst Cameron Wolfe for the update. As stated, it is believed he's interviewing for the same position in Philly.
Miami won't have to grant permission to Kasper or the Eagles for the interview to take place. This could also hint that new Dolphins defensive coordinator Chris Shula may have his own theories for staffing his side of the ball.
As for Philly, they haven't used the 'safeties coach' title since 2020. Tim Hauck was the last Eagles assistant to wear that badge. Philly's current defensive backs coach is D.K. McDonald. The assistant defensive backs coach is Taver Johnson. Nickels coach Ronell Williams was added last season as well.