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Philadelphia Eagles announce official changes to 2018 coaching staff

More changes than previously known.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles officially confirmed the reported changes to Doug Pederson’s coaching staff that we’ve known about for some time now. Here’s a recap of what’s new.

Mike Groh

Previously: Eagles wide receivers coach

Currently: Eagles offensive coordinator

Duce Staley

Previously: Eagles running backs coach

Currently: Eagles assistant head coach/running backs coach

Jeff Stoutland

Previously: Eagles offensive line coach

Currently: Eagles offensive line coach/run game coordinator

Press Taylor

Previously: Eagles offensive quality control coach/assistant quarterbacks coach

Currently: Eagles quarterbacks coach

Gunter Brewer

Previously: North Carolina co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator

Currently: Eagles wide receiver coach

Carson Walch

Previously: Edmonton Eskimos offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach

Currently: Eagles assistant wide receivers coach

Trent Miles

Previously: Coaching assistant

Currently: Eagles offensive quality control coach/assistant running backs coach

Spencer Phillips

Previously: Coaching assistant

Currently: Eagles offensive quality control coach/assistant quarterbacks coach

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Some quick thoughts on these changes:

  • Here’s why the Eagles picked Groh over Staley for the OC job.
  • Only two changes here were not previously reported: Jeff Stoutland getting “run game coordinator” tacked on to his job description and Trent Miles being promoted to his new title.
  • Stoutland has effectively been the Eagles’ run game coordinator anyway so this was likely just about a pay raise and a new title.
  • Miles moving to assistant running backs coach could indicate he’s an in-house replacement if another team hires Staley away.
  • Brewer and Walch are the only two outside hires. The Eagles decided to promote from within for every other vacancy.
  • Brewer could be considered for the Eagles’ OC job if both Groh and Duce eventually move on.
  • It’s important for the Eagles to keep stocking their coaching pipeline. We all saw how Andy Reid’s staff got depleted over the years. One would hope the franchise learned from that and prioritizes good replacements this time around.