Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eagles add Dick Jauron to the coaching staff

The Eagles will sure have one overqualified defensive backs coach. Dick Jauron, who was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills for the last four years before being fired, has been named the Eagles new secondary coach. While the move appears to be a big demotion for Jauron, he is likely taking the job so he can work with Andy Reid again, whom Jauron assisted with in Green Bay in the early 90's.

Jauron, who has a career head coaching record of 60-82 in 10 seasons with the Bills, Lions and Bears, will be given the task of shoring up a secondary that, given all of their talent, underachieved last season. Hopefully Jauron's experience playing free safety in the NFL can influence Macho Harris and make him into a reliable football player. Let's hope he is more successful in this low-stress position coach job than he was as the Bills head man.

Given Jauron's experience and Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott's inexperience, this should be an excellent addition to the coaching staff. Now if he could just get Asante Samuel to tackle somebody...

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