Sorry everybody who would like to see Fisher become the next Eagles defensive coordinator, it’s not likely to happen, according to Les Bowen of the Daily News and Reuben Frank of Comcast Sportsnet, who are both citing league sources.
Jeff McLane of the Inquirer and Bowen cite sources which deny a report by John Clayton of ESPN that Andy Reid has supposedly told other teams that the Birds had already filled their defensive coaching openings.
Fisher’s agent Marvin Demoff told Bowen that it’s “highly unlikely” that Fisher will become the Eagles defensive coordinator.
Rich Hofmann has a tough column about what the Eagles decision to remove Sean McDermott, Bill Shuey and Rory Segrest from the coaching staff. Hofmann identifies a major change of plans for the Birds who had promoted assistants already in the organization rather than go outside the organization to get football people, such as assistant coaches and player personnel people.
The Daily News columnist points out something which we have mentioned a number of times here on GCobb.com, that the Birds had assistant coaches with no legitimate resumes whatsoever.
Segrest had basically coached for some small college teams, then became the Eagles special teams coach. Reid had promoted him to defensive line coach after he was a total failure as a special teams coach.
What had Shuey ever done to get the linebackers job? Have you seen any improvement by any of the linebackers since Shuey became the linebackers coach? Reid had brought in some good assistant coaches when he came to the Eagles, but for the most part he has failed to sign quality assistants to replace the good ones when they leave.