Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Jauron reunites with Peters in Philly
Dick Jauron went from Buffalo Bills head coach to a defensive backs assistant. He'll be able to stroll through his new locker room to get a glimpse at the guy who helped make that downgrade happen.
NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports the Philadelphia Eagles have hired Jauron to coach their secondary. The move puts Jauron in the same colors as former Bills left tackle Jason Peters, whose controversial offseason trade coupled with the Bills' reluctance to acquire an adequate replacement played a significant role in their offense's failures.
Peters forced his way off the team through a contract standoff. He went to his third Pro Bowl this year. The Bills' offensive line was a jumble of inexperience and injuries.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King tweeted that he thought the hire was "the strange story of the day" because he's heard Jauron made the move after failing to land the head-coaching job at Princeton.