Doug Pederson’s First Coaching Staff

Carson Palmer sucks.  Turnover after turnover as I’m writing this.  I love the NFL playoffs but it’s a little depressing watching these games.  It shows how far the Eagles have to go.  They simply aren’t on the same level with these teams.  I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.  All of these teams have full organizational cohesiveness.  Until the Eagles can achieve that they won’t being playing in these games.  Doug Pederson with help from the Front Office has assembled a great coaching staff.  Hopefully this will lead to stability.  Let’s take a look at who will be coaching our Eagles in 2016 and beyond:

See our Bio on Head Coach Doug Pederson here.

Frank Reich – Reich might be more known for his play on the field than coaching career off.  Believe it or not Reich has captained the largest NFL comeback and NCAA comeback in history.  Before beating the Bills in the infamous wildcard game in the early 90s he beat the Miami Hurricanes during the 1984 season while at the University of Maryland.  Reich began his coaching career in 2008 as an offensive assistant for Tony Dungy.  Dungy retired in 2009.  Jim Caldwell took his place and Reich took the QB’s coach vacated by Caldwell who was promoted to HC.  Other coaching stops include the Arizona Cardinals with Ken Whisenhunt and the San Diego Chargers where he was the OC for the last 2 years.  In 2015 with the Chargers he coordinated the 9th ranked offense, 4th ranked passing attack and 31st rushing attack with 84.9 YPG.

Jim Schwartz – Jim Schwartz has head coaching experience.  From 2009 to 2013 he was the head man with the Detroit Lions where finished with a 29 – 51 record.  He achieved one playoff berth during the 2011 season.  Following his departure he was the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills.  Schwartz led the Bills with a top tier defense in 2014.  His unit led the league in sacks and finished 4th overall in points (18.1) and yards (312.2).

Dave Fipp – One of the good things Chip Kelly was able to accomplish here was the hiring of Dave Fipp.  In 3 years here Fipp has done an outstanding job with ST leading this unit to tops in the league in 2014 and a top 10 in 2015.  A priority for the Eagles going into this off season was retaining the services of Dave Fipp.

Eugene Chung –Chung was the Eagles assistant offensive line coach from 2010-12.  He followed Big Red to KC and now returns with the same role.

Phillip Daniels – Daniels is yet another member of this coaching staff with heavy NFL playing experience.  It seems to be a theme from Pederson down.  Daniels will be a Defensive Quality Control and Assistant Defensive Line coach for the 2016 season.  Selected in the 4th round of the 1996 draft Phillip Daniels played for 3 teams during his career (Seattle, Chicago, Washington).  Before joining the Eagles he was in charge of Redskins Player development for the 2012 season.

Ken Flajole – Flajole has experience as a defensive coordinator with the Rams.  His defenses consistently put up Billy Davis type numbers.  The 2016 season will be his 17th season as an NFL Coach.

The Coaching staff rounds out with some familiar holdovers from the Chip Kelly era.  Coaching for three years doesn’t really constitute as an era but oh well.

Matthew Harper – Assistant Special Teams
Tim Hauck – Defensive Backs/Safeties
Greg Lewis –  Wide Receivers
Justin Peelle – Tight Ends
Duce Staley – Running Backs
Jeff Stoutland – Offensive Line
Press Taylor – Offensive Quality Control/Assistant Quarterbacks
Cory Undlin – Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks
Dino Vasso – Defensive Quality Control/Assistant Secondary

*coaching list from phillymag.com birds 24/7 blog*

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