The Eagles haven’t had much luck in keeping wide receiver coaches around in the last few years. After Mike Groh was signed to in place Greg Lewis, he was quickly promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Frank Reich who would go on to coach the Indianapolis Colts. UNC’s Gunter Brewer, who formerly worked with names like Dez Bryant and Randy Moss would take the position in 2018, but he has already departed to take on the same role at Louisville. Instead of bringing in yet another new name, the Eagles have decided to promote from within to retain stability.
Meet Carson Walch. That name may be familiar to some and that could come from the fact that Walch actually worked as an offensive quality control coach with the Bears, while Mike Groh was the team’s receivers coach in 2013-14. Outside of that, however, Walch has carved his reputation in the CFL.
He spent two years with the Edmonton Eskimos, acting as their offensive coordinator and receivers coach in 2017 while coordinating the passing game in 2016. He helped CFL star, Brandon Zylstra, explode with a 1,687-yard season during his time as offensive coordinator.
Walch joined the Eagles last offseason, working alongside Brewer as an assistant wide receivers coach. Like many in the Eagles coaching staff, Walch was a former player prior to coaching, acting as an all-conference running back, receiver, and return specialist for Winona State.
It will be interesting to see how much changes during Training Camp and beyond for the wideouts as it certainly seemed to with the arrival of Brewer, who placed a focus on the receivers getting lower in-and-out of their breaks. Walch has spent a year under Brewer but as a younger coach, may approach things differently. It’s set to be an important offseason for the Eagles wideouts, so strong coaching is a must and familiarity here will be vital.
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