January 24, 2024   3 MIN READ

‘We Want Fresh Ideas’

Sirianni Talks Plans For Next OC, DC


Eagles coach Nick Sirianni shed some light on the duties of his next offensive and defensive coordinators.

In an anticipated end-of-season press conference with Siranni and personnel chief Howie Roseman, the Eagles’ coach said his new offensive coordinator would preside over the offense, be the play-caller, bring in his scheme and be tasked with inserting “fresh ideas” into an offense that Sirianni admitted had grown stale.

“Some of the things we wanna do as a team is grow in a lot of different areas,” Sirianni said, when discussing the firing of former OC Brian Johnson. “We just wanted to bring in some fresh ideas.”

ITB PHOTO: Eagles HC Nick Sirianni talks about his search for new offensive, defensive coordinators

While Sirianni added that the new OC would “mesh” his ideas with concepts that have worked for the Eagles over the past three years since Sirianni became head coach, he also said his own role as head coach would be like the CEO of a company.

“Does that mean I’ll sit more into defensive meetings sometimes? Maybe,” he said. “My job is to be be head coach of this team, not head coach of this offense, not head coach of this defense, not head coach of special teams.”

The Eagles have already reportedly talked to former Cards HC Kliff Kingsbury, Colts OC Jim Bob Cooter, and Texans QBs coach Jerrod Johnson for the opening.

As for defensive coordinator, Sirianni again said it was his decision to strip play calling duties from former coordinator Sean Desai, who has since been fired, in the middle of the season and give them to senior assistant Matt Patricia, who isn’t expected back.

Like he did then, Sirianni said he felt the move was best for the team and admitted the decision backfired.

Sirianni said they’re looking for “the guy who’s the best person for the job” in their next play-caller.

In the middle of the conference, a report emerged from ESPN that the Dolphins fired DC Vic Fangio, who was an advisor to the Eagles in 2022 and was poised to be the Eagles’ DC if Jonathan Gannon had left sooner.

Fangio took the Miami job before Gannon eventually was hired as Cardinals head coach after the Super Bowl.

The ESPN report said Fangio is at the top of the Eagles’ list to hire, but Sirianni said, “We got a lot of good targets we’re working through, a lot of guys who’ve done well in their interview process.”

Former Commanders HC Ron Rivera and former Jags DC Mike Caldwell have already talked to the Eagles about the position.

– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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