The Eagles are expected to interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for Philadelphia's head coaching vacancy, according to a report from NFL insider Alex Marvez. This report makes sense because the Eagles showed interest in Koetter during their coaching search back in 2013. Here's what we wrote about Koetter last week:
"The Eagles showed interest in Koetter before hiring Kelly in 2013. The 56-year-old is currently the Buccaneers' offensive coordinator. Koetter was a head coach at Boise State and Arizona State before making the jump to the NFL as an offensive coordinator in 2007. He worked with the Jaguars and Falcons before joining Tampa Bay. Koetter got ruled out of Philadelphia's coaching search early in the process last time, so he might not be such a serious candidate. Then again, he did help the Buccaneers destroy the Eagles' defense earlier this season"
As noted, Koetter's candidacy seemed to fizzle pretty quickly last time. It remains to be seen how his stock has changed since then. Atlanta's offense ranked 12th and points and eighth in yards in 2014. The Buccaneers ranked 20th in points and fifth in yards led by a rookie Jameis Winston in 2015. Koetter has largely been decent but not great.
Koetter is just one of quite a few names to pop up in Philadelphia's head coaching search so far. For more targets, click here.
UPDATE: The Buccaneers fired head coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday evening. The Eagles are still requesting an interview with Koetter: