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The Linc - In Case You Missed All The Firings

If you don't check the blog on the weekends... you sure missed a lot. There was a bloodbath on the defensive coaching staff as both coordinator Sean McDermott and defensive line coach Rory Segrest were fired. With the Eagles giving Dick Jauron permission to interview with the Browns, it's likely that we'll be looking at a completely new defensive staff next year.

Didinger: Was McDermott the Eagles' fall guy?
Ray Didinger says he was surprised when he heard Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was fired.

Could Dave Wannstedt Be A Replacement For McDermott? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
By waiting a week to make this move, the Eagles have missed out on some candidates. But former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, who's had head-coaching stints with the Dolphins and Bears, is still available. And he's a believer in the 4-3 scheme.

Connecting Segrest firing to personnel decisions | Philly | 01/16/2011
Yet the Eagles (rightfully) made the decision that the production they got in 2010 didn't match the talent. Maximizing that talent will be the primary focus of whoever replaces Segrest, and also whoever replaces Sean McDermott.

Source: Jim Mora among candidates to run Philadelphia Eagles D - ESPN
When McDermott was informed of his surprising dismissal just days after getting a vote of confidence, coach Andy Reid told the 36-year-old that the specter of filling the legendary shoes of Jim Johnson in a sports-heavy city such as Philadelphia was a contributing factor.

How McDermott's firing happened | Eagletarian | 01/15/2011
A team source said the decision to fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was made Wednesday, but the team decided to keep it quiet as McDermott began searching for other positions. The source added there was no confrontation or angry meeting between coach Andy Reid and McDermott. It was simply Reid making a decision based on an evaluation of the season. The source said Reid felt that having to succeed Jim Johnson had become too much of a weight on McDermott

Aaron Rodgers has a lot to learn about where his money comes from | ProFootballTalk
Aaron Rodgers snubs a cancer patient in an airport. Luckily, Clay Matthews was incredibly nice to her.

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