Report: Eagles eyeing Packers assistant to be coordinator
As fast as the idea that Jeff Fisher could become the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles was floated Thursday night, the theory was shot down.
After all, the Eagles haven’t been sitting around for close to three weeks waiting to see if Fisher would get a divorce from the Tennessee Titans.
Speculation in the last week or so is that the team is waiting on an assistant coach in the postseason. Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com speculates that the man Andy Reid has his eye on must be Green Bay Packers defensive backs coach Darren Perry.
Frank speculates that Reid avoided the coaches convention that is the Senior Bowl because he didn’t want to be overrun by the masses of unemployed coaches there looking for a job. Frank says as with most things the Eagles do, there is a plan.
If the Eagles are targeting Perry, or another Packers assistant coach, consider that when the Chicago Bears were trying to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position last year, Mike McCarthy denied them permission to meet with quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. Maybe Reid and the Eagles will get a different response if they call. Clements has been credited for a lot of work with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and maybe the Packers didn't want him going to help their division rival.
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