So ... Nick Sirianni isn’t going to be fired?
The Philadelphia Eagles head coach and general manager Howie Roseman “have been reaching out to available NFL coaches and coordinators, as well as coaching agents across the league to evaluate potential coordinator candidates to join their coaching staff as they plan for the 2024 season,” according to a report from NFL insider Dianna Russini.
It’s not yet clear how the timing of this report relates to Jeffrey Lurie’s meeting with Sirianni. Is Sirianni, with the assistance of Roseman, putting together a plan for Lurie to approve before the owner makes a final decision on his future?
FWIW, I think this is what the Eagles did with Doug Pederson after the 2020 season. Howie Roseman tried to help him find new assistants but ultimately Doug had his own vision and Lurie didn’t like it.https://t.co/539EbKMpQT— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 18, 2024
UPDATE: As I suspected, this seems to be the case.
Though this may suggest that Nick Sirianni is safe, I’m told he has not met with owner Jeffrey Lurie, something that was not possible today because of logistical issues.— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) January 18, 2024
Until that meeting happens, all bets are off. https://t.co/G7zM4YhK82
Or has Lurie already ensured Sirianni’s safety?
Still waiting for more clarity in that regard.
Assuming Sirianni is back, it’s not surprising that changes will be coming at the coordinator level. Especially at defensive coordinator, where going from Sean Desai to Matt Patricia proved to be an abject disaster. Offensive coordinator Brian Johnson might have a better chance of returning ... but we’ll see.
Of course, hiring a new coordinator or two does not simply solve all of the Eagles’ problems that resulted in a 1-6 finish over the final seven games. Many of those issues stemmed from the head coach himself; Sirianni must be way better in 2024. And it’s fair to wonder if he can do just that.