The Eagles have no immediate plans to fill the offensive coordinator job left vacant by Frank Reich’s hiring as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media reports. This according to a report from Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network.
Coach Doug Pederson has run the offense since arriving in Philadelphia, but Frank Reich had the coordinator title. With Reich gone, RBs coach Duce Staley and WRs coach Mike Groh were believed to be the favorites for a promotion, but it looks like the Eagles will leave the position open. With Reich and ex-QBs coach John DeFilippo out the door, both Staley and Groh will have much more on their plates moving forward even if they are not given an official promotion.
While it appears unconventional, going forward without an offensive coordinator of offensive-minded head coach Doug Pederson — who calls the plays — is not out of the ordinary in the NFL.
The Houston Texans do not have an offensive coordinator on head coach Bill O’Brien’s staff, nor do the San Francisco 49ers on Kyle Shanahan’s staff.
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