Sean McDermott....any Takers?

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  1. RipTraxx

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    SEAN MCDERMOTT
    Secondary Coach

    One of the brightest, young defensive minds in the league, Sean McDermott enters his 10th season in Philadelphia. McDermott was named secondary coach on January 28, 2008, after a successful one-year stint as linebackers coach last season.

    "I don't think there are a lot of secondary coaches that are as good as Sean McDermott," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. "He was a phenomenal linebackers coach and, really, his versatility I just think is second to none."

    The linebacking group flourished under McDermott in 2007 as two youngsters – Omar Gaither (team-leading 170 tackles and 14 hurries) and Chris Gocong (92 tackles, including 7 for a loss) – progressed into full-time starters for the first time in their careers.

    From 2004-06, McDermott served as the Eagles secondary/safeties coach. In 2004, he saw both of his starting safeties (Brian Dawkins and Michael Lewis) earn Pro Bowl berths for the first time in team history. Under McDermott's watch, Dawkins went on to earn two more Pro Bowl berths following the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In addition, McDermott has been credited with the development of Eagles S Quintin Mikell.

    McDermott worked as the Eagles assistant secondary coach in 2003 and as the club's defensive assistant/quality control coach from 2001-02, working with the linebacker position. In all, McDermott is the longest tenured defensive assistant coach under Jim Johnson.

    Under McDermott's watch, one of his players (Dawkins twice, Lewis and Gaither) has been the most productive player on defense in four out of the last five years.

    McDermott originally joined the Eagles in 1998 as a scouting administrative coordinator, a position he held until being promoted to assistant to the head coach in 1999.

    From 1993-97, McDermott was a safety at the College of William and Mary, earning all-conference honors in 1997, Academic all-conference honors in 1996 and 1997, and NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America accolades. In 1998, he was the recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Ewell Award for his tremendous leadership and excellence on campus and in the community. In the spring of 1998, McDermott began his coaching career at William and Mary.

    A 1993 graduate of LaSalle HS, McDermott was named All-Southeastern Pennsylvania at defensive back in 1992. An all-around athlete, he was also a national prep school wrestling champion in his junior and senior year and lettered twice in track.

    In 2005, McDermott was named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-Catholic league team for standout players over the last three decades.

    A native of Omaha, Nebraska, McDermott (born 3/21/74) earned a bachelor degree in finance while at William and Mary. He enjoys exercising, playing golf and is an active member of the Church. He and his wife, Jamie, and their newborn daughter, Madeline, reside in Phoenixville, PA.

    Sean McDermott's Coaching Timeline

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    Team

    Position

    1994-97 William & Mary *Safety
    1998 William & Mary Graduate Assistant
    2000 Philadelphia Assistant to Head Coach
    2001 Philadelphia Defensive Assistant/Quality Control
    2002-03 Philadelphia Assistant Defensive Backs
    2004-06 Philadelphia Secondary/Safeties
    2007 Philadelphia Linebackers
    2008- Philadelphia Secondary*player
     
  2. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I think we need a sure thing. A guy who has a proven track record as a DC. I really don't think we can afford to roll the dice on a young guy who may or may not be the next defensive genius.

    If it wasn't that kind of situation - he'd be one of the first unproven guys that I'd love to take a chance on.
     
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    Why this thread got moved all the way over her i have no idea :headhurts:
     
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    Pantherstang84 @rolisrgti06

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    Are you McDermott's agent or something?
     
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    Um....yeah...how did you know?

    I copied the resume from the the eagles site.
     
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    He would definitely be on my short list of potential replacements for Richard Smith.
     
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