Play calling was not at root of Eagles' sideline spat

It was a collision or bump on the sideline that set off Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive line coach Jim Washburn when the two men got into it Sunday on the sidelines.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the spat – the two men had to be separated – wasn’t a disagreement over play calling but a result of them bumping into one another in what has become an increasingly difficult time for the team and the coaching staff. The Eagles were blown out at home Sunday by the New England Patriots. Neither coach has addressed the incident publicly.

"That's a tough situation because that should never happen," running back LeSean McCoy said, according to McLane. “Coaches or players, we're in this thing together. I guess things happen playing a sport like this. Everything's always a team, team first. You might have disagreements, guys might feel a certain type of way, but you work it out."

The bottom line is things are not going well in Philadelphia this season and the coaching staff is feeling an enormous amount of pressure.

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