The Eagles have a tough decision to make when it comes to Nick Sirianni and the 2024 season

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni looks on during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

After suffering one of their more embarrassing defeats this season, speculation on the Eagles’ head coaching position is starting to grow. Some feel that Nick Sirianni deserves a chance to redeem himself after reaching the playoffs in each of his first three seasons as head coach.

Others feel that his on-the-field antics have grown old and his stubbornness to change was on full display after each game this season. The Eagles’ offense and defense suffered incredible setbacks after their remarkable 2022 season. The expectations this season were at an all-time high due to the remaining talent on this roster.

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates after scoring with quarterback Jalen Hurts during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Unfortunately, the talent was enough to overcompensate for the lack of creativity and consistency on both sides of the ball. Dianna Russini of the Athletic reported yesterday that Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni are searching throughout for coaches and coordinators who would like to be a part of Sirianni’s plan for 2024.

She later reported that “all bets are off” until Sirianni can convince Jeffery Lurie that his plan for 2024 will be nothing short of successful. 

The Eagles just want to win

LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson looks on during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 13, 2020 at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

It seems that Eagles fans have seen this story play out once before. After the 2020 season, Doug Pederson was in a similar position that led to his firing after Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie was not convinced that he could be the leader that the organization needed. Let’s not forget that Doug Pederson is the only coach in Eagles history to win a Super Bowl.

This should mean that Nick Sirianni is facing an uphill battle. From the number of talented coaches that are currently waiting for their shot this offseason to the fact that the Eagles just suffered through a historical collapse that was bad in every way possible. 

If Sirianni could’ve stopped that, then what stopped him from doing so?

But Nick Sirianni also has a convincing track record behind him. He’s 34-17 after three seasons with the Eagles and has made the playoffs in each of those seasons. He has a Super Bowl appearance under his belt that the team should’ve won had it not been because of the referees standing in the way. He’s also coming off back-to-back 10+ win seasons despite this year’s collapse.

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni reacts to a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

There’s a lot for Jeffery Lurie to ponder over the next couple of days. Does he stick with the young head coach who has a great upside but has moments that make you want to palm your face or does he go after Mike Vrabel or Billy Belichick that have great track records and could maximize the potential of this roster?

It’s going to be a trying week for Eagles fans but one thing is for certain. The team is in a retooling phase, mostly on the defensive side, but the talent under a new scheme or a fixed scheme can absolutely flourish in 2024. There’s hope, you just have to be patient.

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