According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Super Bowl drain could well be underway for the Eagles. Just days after losing John DeFilippo to the Vikings, the team could be set to lose offensive coordinator Frank Reich to the Colts.
So the Eagles now could wind up losing OC Frank Reich to go along with QB John DeFilippo, leaving holes in offensive coaching staff. The Super Bowl brain drain.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 11, 2018
Schefter also noted in his report that the interview lasted approximately ’10 hours’.
Reich spent three years with the Colts as a quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach before taking on the same role in San Diego, eventually earning a promotion to offensive coordinator. Reich was fired by the Chargers back early last year after his Offense slipped to 26th in points per game. The same offense ranked inside the top half of the league in yards before dropping to 20th a year later. This led him to Philadelphia, where he would join Doug Pederson as a former NFL quarterback bringing valuable experience to help nurture the talent of Carson Wentz.
The Eagles offense soared above the rest of the NFL in 2017. Their efficiency in the red zone and on third down was an incredible success and Reich became a valuable part in developing such an impressive scheme.
Reich has been instrumental in the Eagles Super Bowl run and was hired with a very clear reason in mind. The 55-year old understands winning culture and how to develop quarterbacks. Reich also shares the same agent as the team’s general manager, making this link a little stronger.
If the team do lose Reich, they will have two key roles to fill. Not to mention the possibility of RB coach Duce Staley potentially interviewing for a role in New York. It’s going to be a tough few months for Howie Roseman and company as they aim to not only stop the bleeding, but also reinvent the front office for a second time.
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