Since the firing of former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo last week, we’ve been waiting for the corresponding shoe to drop on offense.
After head coach Andy Reid’s pronouncement that Mike Vick would remain his starting quarterback and that Marty Morhinweg would continue to call plays on offense, we knew that no sizable change were coming on that side of the ball for the Birds.
No, there will be no major, seismic-shift-type changes. But lo and behold, the week after Philadelphia’s bye has produced some shifts, specifically on the offensive line. Continue reading ‘Shifts along the o-line for the Philadelphia Eagles with King Dunlap back at starting LT’
Mike Vick is safe as Eagles starting quarterback. For now.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has not yet completed his thorough examination of his team but, after naming of Todd Bowles as the team’s defensive coordinator on Tuesday, no comparable moves are coming offense. A report from Jeff McLane of the Inquirer cites sources as saying that Mike Vick will keep his job as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback and offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg will continue to call plays.
Well, then. Continue reading ‘Report: Mike Vick’s job safe, Marty Mornhinweg to still call plays for Philadelphia Eagles’
Eagles practice went on at Lehigh at the request of head coach Andy Reid despite the morning’s tragic events.
While Coach Reid went about the heartbreaking task of informing his family of the discovery of his eldest child’s lifeless body at his dorm room in Bethlehem on Sunday morning, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo took control of the morning’s walk-through. Philadelphia’s offensive and defensive coaches will continue in that role until Reid returns to practice.
All who learned of the tragedy have wanted to maintain a respectful silence and send prayers to the Reid family. Clearly, there is so much in life bigger than football. Questions raced at the back of everyone’s minds, but few dared to ask them. There will be time for that tomorrow and the next day. Continue reading ‘Andy Reid to resume coaching duties this week after tragic death of son’