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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Timeline for Eagles' DC search

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

In case you missed it, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford, an avid supporter of this blog, had a very amusing take on Andy Reid's search for a defensive coordinator today. Here's a quick sampling:

Jan. 17: Sean McDermott hired as defensive coordinator in Carolina by new head coach and former Eagles assistant Ron Rivera. Andy Reid leaves on Caribbean vacation, thus depleting rayon supplies throughout the Lesser Antilles.

Jan. 21: Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron hired as defensive coordinator in Cleveland. Jim Mora removes name from consideration for Denver and Philadelphia jobs. Leaves door open to becoming ambassador to France. Tanned and rested, Reid returns to Philadelphia.

Jan. 26: Mike Trgovac, interviewed by reporters in Green Bay, says he's only thinking about beating the Pittsburgh Steelers and won't comment on anything other than the game. "There's no 'I' in Trgovac," he says, but won't divulge what happened to the "u" and the "e."

Jan. 30: Michael Vick is MVP at Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Cornerback Asante Samuel was selected to roster, but doesn't play because of lingering injury. Jay Cutler on Twitter: "U kid'n me? Sam got to man up, dog!!"

Feb. 4: Allegedly unhappy with housing market in the Charlotte area, McDermott abruptly resigns as coordinator of the Panthers.

Feb. 5: Reid returns from lunch trip to Martinique, calls 5 p.m. news conference and announces the new defensive coordinator is . . . Sean McDermott. "We looked around and he's still our guy," Reid says. "I know that he's going to do nothing but improve as a coach, just like all of us, with experience. I've got a lot of respect for him and the way he does business."

By the way, Paul Domowitch from the Daily News has put together a list of five candidates for the Eagles' vacancy at defensive coordinator. You'll notice that every one of them is involved in coaching the Super Bowl.