Bring Them Back?
ITB: Major Decisions to Be Made on Graham, Cox
The Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff and front office continues to take shape.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher provided new staff intel and took an early look into the team’s defensive free agents.
Adam Caplan: “The former Jaguars guard, the Eagles hired him recently to be an international scout. I have to think it has something to do with Jordan Mailata, an international guy. We will see if they can find any guys in other countries.”
Geoff Mosher: “When I hear this, this seems like the Eagles always trying to be ahead of the curve. We know the NFL is trying to root itself overseas.”
Mosher: “The guy has led a room before. You look at the d-line coach, linebacker coach, and the guys they brought in to coach the secondary, it is four guys who led the room. Does that mean they are great coaches? No. But it means that there is experience.”
Mosher: “We have been trying to figure out what is the status of running backs coach Jemal Singleton and wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead. From what I understand, those guys are expected to be back.”
Brandon Graham/Fletcher Cox
Caplan: “You would think they would want Graham back. If Fletch doesn’t come back, it is (Jalen) Carter, (Jordan) Davis, Milton Williams. That is a pretty good young three. The issue is where is your veteran if Cox isn’t back?”
Mosher: “What would be fascinating is if both Fletch and Brandon decide not to play. That would be a major legacy of the program for the last 10-15 years saying goodbye at the same time. Fletch can still play, does he go the route of Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph where you hang out for eight-to-10 weeks next season?”
Mosher: “This is a position that needs so much work. It can’t just be a draft pick, a free agent signing or trade, it may have to be all three. I wouldn’t mind if they try to bring Zach Cunningham back on a one-year deal, but he has to be your third or fourth linebacker.”
Caplan: “They are down to dire straits at inside backer. Nakobe (Dean) missed too much time, Cunningham is not under contract, (Ben) VanSumeren was never thought by any team to be other than a fourth or fifth linebacker and a fast special teams player.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.