Sunday, January 27, 2013
More candidates for Eagles DC
By Tom Carpenter
The general consensus seems to be that San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell will join the Philadelphia Eagles as their next defensive coordinator as soon as the Super Bowl is over, but that's based on nothing more than rumors at this time. There may be other candidates who can pry their way into the discussion in the interim. Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com suggests Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis as an option.
"One name I was told to keep an eye on in Eagles DC search is Billy Davis, currently LB coach for Browns," he tweeted. "I would imagine Donatell is the favorite, but wouldn't be surprised if Davis gets a look."
Another option the Eagles may consider is New England Patriots linebackers coach Pepper Johnson:
Mike ReissQuick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats
"After Patriots linebackers coach Pepper Johnson was passed over for the defensive coordinator job in favor of Matt Patricia, I wonder if he would be a legitimate possibility for either coordinator post in New Orleans or Philadelphia. When I read that both clubs were leaning toward 3-4 defenses if possible, and considered some of the connections/respect between those organizations and the Patriots, that was one of the first thoughts that came to mind. Johnson has said in the past that he'd like to be a coordinator, and it doesn't look like that opportunity is in the cards here in New England."