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Friday, January 21, 2011
Eagles losing another DC candidate?

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

The Cleveland Browns are expected to name Eagles secondary coach Dick Jauron their defensive coordinator, according to a report in The Plain Dealer. Jauron was believed to be a candidate to replace Sean McDermott in Philadelphia, but it's not like coach Andy Reid was in a hurry to hire him.

Reid's expected to return from Antigua this weekend and interview 38-year-old Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen for the vacant defensive coordinator position. Allen's lack of experience makes it unlikely that he would replace the 36-year-old McDermott, who didn't have any trouble finding a job.

Perhaps Reid felt comfortable taking a vacation because he's planning to hire an assistant from one of the four remaining teams in the playoffs. But if that's not the case, the Eagles may end up with egg on their faces. I'm sure Allen's a bright young coach, but hiring him would make fans wonder why Philadelphia didn't simply stick with McDermott.

This is one of the most laidback coaching searches we've seen in some time. The Eagles reportedly showed some interest in Rob Ryan, but he joined Jason Garrett in Dallas. Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer has a really nice summary of this search if you're interested.

He even gets in a mention of Iran's nuclear weapons program at the end. And by the way, let's hope TMZ wasn't able to capture any of Andy's beach photos.