Sunday, January 16, 2011
Eagles interested in Jim Mora
By Matt Mosley
The Philadelphia Eagles want to talk to former Falcons and Seahawks head coach Jim Mora about their opening at defensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Sean McDermott was fired by the Eagles this weekend, but he's quickly become the lead candidate for the same position with the Denver Broncos.
Mora's been working for the NFL Network after being fired by the Seahawks following the '09 season. The Eagles also had interest in Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, but he'll be joining Jason Garrett's staff with the Dallas Cowboys.
Mora and Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg are good friends from their days with the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles also fired defensive line coach Rory Segrest. McDermott and Segrest were both seen as up-and-coming coaches in the league, but it's tough to overcome giving up 31 touchdown passes. Reid said he wanted all his coaches back last Monday, but it only took him a few days to change his mind.