January 31, 2024   2 MIN READ


ITB: What New Defensive Coaches Bring to the Table


The Philadelphia Eagles continue to undergo a defensive transition.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher gave intel on the new Eagles coaches and identified names to watch at the Senior Bowl.

Clint Hurtt

GETTY IMAGES: New Eagles DL coach Clint Hurtt is one of the most respected in the league.

Clint Hurtt

Adam Caplan: “I talked  to someone from the Seahawks to get an idea of how he coaches. He wasn’t so great as a d-coordinator, but for many years he was known as one the best d-line coaches in the league. He coaches hard, holds players accountable…that is what they needed, that has been missing from this defensive line.”

Geoff Mosher: “I ran into somebody last night who worked with him and the guy told me he is a great person as far as connecting with players. He will be a hard ass on the field and hold you accountable, great leader.”

Caplan: “In the end, accountability is going to be really big. That is the impact here, just getting guys to play with more consistent effort. The effort on the d-line, particularly with the young guys, faded. Technique, energy, finishing, there were so many things not good enough.”

Karl Scott

Caplan: “He has a lot of college experience. Why that matters is because they don’t coach the same way in college as they do in the NFL. He has been exposed to different techniques, that is important. He has experience in so many different defenses.”

Quinyon Mitchell

Mosher: “He is a big dude, has really nice size dimensions for a corner, played at Toledo. This is what the point of the Senior Bowl. When you play for a non-Power Five school, you want to come here and see how you measure up against guys who are playing at the Ohio States and Alabamas and Texas A&Ms of the world.”

Caplan: “Jason Candle, Toledo’s head coach, played with Sirianni at Mount Union. They can get good intel on the player.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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