McDermott now Eagles Defensive Coordinator

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  1. Goldensilence

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4353363

    Well here's the guy that a lot of us thought should've at least gotten an interview with the Texans. I hope Frank proves Kubiak and Smith made the right call.

    Jim, get well soon! Your defenses have always been fun to watch and I hope you take to the tumor like your defenses have against opposing offenses.
     
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    I hope Johnson pulls through, it'd be a shame to lose such a brilliant mind.
     
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    I wonder if the reason he did not get an interview was because the Eagles would not allow it knowing Johnson's health.
    And yes, I also hope he is able to pull through as well.
     
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    Very possible. He also could have refused to accept interviews, knowing what the situation in Philly was.
     
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    Philadelphia could not stop him from interviewing because it would have been from a promotion. No, instead of hiring someone with some track record or success and experience, Kubiak hires from within from a horrible and pathetic defensive coaching staff.

    It better work out or Gary needs to be run out of town.
     
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    IMO, hiring someone with whom you and your players are familiar with has its advantages. Bringing in a new face and completely new philosophy could potentially add a couple of seasons on to our Team Plan.
     
  7. ChampionTexan

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    That's not correct any longer.

    Because of all of the various coordinator and asst. HC titles, the NFL did away with any distinction between assistant coaches a few years ago. The only "Promotion" that still exists that absolutely requires a team to allow an assistant to interview is to Head Coach.
     
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