Sunday, January 23, 2011
Eagles will hire a DC at some point
By Dan Graziano
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to search for a replacement for Sean McDermott at defensive coordinator. Jeff McLane of the Inquirer says the team has compiled a "detailed list of candidates" from which to choose from, but we haven't seen much evidence.
There's a decent chance the Eagles will interview an assistant from the final four teams in the playoffs. Mike Trgovac is the Packers' defensive line coach, and he has experience in the 4-3 scheme. I'd be stunned if the Eagles decided to change from the 4-3 to the 3-4, as I've pointed out several times.
The Eagles were going to talk to Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen this weekend, so we'll see if anything comes from that. New Orleans coach Sean Payton went out of his way to praise Allen and indicate the 38-year-old was ready to become a coordinator.
The Saints did a tremendous job getting takeaways in '09, but they tailed off this past season.