Reported changes to the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff are underway.
We previously heard that senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello won’t be back with the team in 2021. Now we’re also hearing that senior offensive consultant Marty Mornhinweg, who rejoined the Eagles last year, won’t have his contract renewed. This much was reported by NFL insider Chris Mortensen.
It’s hard to believe the likes of Scangarello and Mornhinweg were truly the biggest problems with the Eagles’ struggling offense in 2020. But they were part of a needlessly convoluted coaching structure that was created after the team declined to hire a traditional offensive coordinator.
On that note, Jeff McLane says the Eagles are expected to hire an actual OC this year:
Also, the #Eagles are expected to hire a formal offensive coordinator after a year without one. QBs coach Press Taylor had pass game coordinator added to his role last year and took on many of the OC responsibilities. His future with the team remains uncertain. https://t.co/cADxySlelt— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 7, 2021
It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of Taylor, who is very tight with Carson Wentz. Especially when the quarterback’s relationship with the team is already said to be “fractured’ and “strained.” Hard to imagine Wentz would be thrilled with Taylor being demoted or fired. (Unless he’s hoping to reunite with Taylor on a new team, I suppose.)
It’ll also be interesting to see how this year’s Eagles offensive coordinator search turns out after candidates seemingly declined to take the job last year since it didn’t come with play-calling duties. Are the Eagles going to make Doug Pederson give up that responsibility? Or are they actually going to give him more power to bring in assistants he wants instead of forcing hires on him like they did last year?
We’ll just have to wait and see.