Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eagles fire McDermott

Just two days after Andy Reid said Sean McDermott would return in 2011, the Eagles fired the embattled defensive coordinator.
Eagles assistant Dick Jauron, 60, is among the candidates to become the next defensive coordinator.
McDermott, 36, was let go Wednesday after the Eagles took another look at the 2010 season.
With LaSalle High product McDermott running the show, the Eagles finished 12th in the NFL in yards allowed and amohg the top three in takeaways.
But McDermott's red zone defense far and away was worst in the league, a far cry from the norm under the late Jim Johnson, who McDermott succeeded two years ago. The opposition scored on 42 of 43 trips inside the Eagles' 20-yard line (76.7 percent), including 33 touchdowns.
The Eagles also gave up a whopping 23.6 points per game.
McDermott has been interviewing for another job. He could resurface in Cleveland, where former Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur has taken over as the head coach.
Jauron could be offered the job this week, when Reid returns from a vacation. The Eagles intend to interview other candidates, however. Also it bears mentioning that Jauron was given permission to interview for the defensive coordiantor job with the Browns.


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