Obvious positives, reasonable concerns stemming from the Eagles' Vic Fangio hire

Time will tell if Vic Fangio was the right hire for the Eagles defensive coordinator role, but in the meantime, we can discuss the pros and cons.

Vic Fangio, Philadelphia Eagles
Vic Fangio, Philadelphia Eagles / JEFF ROMANCE/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA
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The biggest positive stemming from hiring Vic Fangio isn't difficult to diagnosis.

Fangio's biggest positive might be his knowledge of the game. He brings decades of NFL experience and is a proven defensive coordinator. Desai held that title once. He did so in 2021 with the Chicago Bears. In 2022, he was the Seattle Seahawks' associate head coach which ironically was during the time that Clint Hurtt was their defensive coordinator.

Fangio's DC resume is as follows: Carolina Panthers (1995-98), Indianapolis Colts (1999-2001), Houston Texans (2002-05), San Francisco 49ers (2011-14), Chicago Bears (2015-18), and Miami Dolphins (2023). He was also the head coach of the Denver Broncos (2015-18) and a consultant with the Eagles in 2022.

The 65-year-old Vangio was apparently on the Eagles' wish list to be their next defensive coordinator once it was learned he and Miami parted ways. The Dunmore, Pennsylvania, native has come home.

Fangio has seen both success and failure during his 20-year tenure as a defensive coordinator. He will reportedly be reunited with a former assistant. Clint Hurtt, who was the outside linebackers coach for the Bears in 2015-16 during part of the Pennsylvania native's time coaching Chicago's defense.