Eagles To Interview Jerod Mayo

The Eagles are expected to interview Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo for their head coaching vacancy, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Mayo has only been coaching for a short while, but he’s been a fast riser over the last couple of years.

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Known in New England as “Jerod Belichick,” Mayo has guided the Pats to the least points allowed in the NFL over the last two seasons. He’ll be the fourth candidate interviewed — Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, and Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are also set to meet with the Birds. Soon, University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley could join that list.

Mayo may lack experience, but he comes with the endorsement of prominent Patriots figures.

The same stuff [Mayo] carried when he was a player, he’s definitely still got it,” said Patriots ILB Dont’a Hightower in 2019 (via Jeff Howe of The Athletic). “He’s a hell of a coach. Honestly, I wouldn’t expect anything less. He’s got so much knowledge and so much wisdom that he brings – not just as a football player. He’s definitely done it. He’s seen it. He’s played it. The reputation that he has, he’s an all-pro, so it’s great to have a linebacker coach who has been through so much and can relate to a lot.”

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7 comments on “Eagles To Interview Jerod Mayo

  1. belfalbran

    Bring him to in to be the head coach and starting middle linebacker!

  2. rtr1redrockets

    weirdly I think I’m all for this…younger coach could really win over a locker room…just worried about experience

  3. saluelthpops

    Can an inside linebacker’s coach really be given credit for “guiding the Pats to the least points allowed . . . ?” I’m not knocking Mayo, but that claim seems like a pretty big leap. Perhaps the head coach—or at the very least the defensive coordinator—had more to do with guiding the defense than a position coach?

    • crosseyedlemon

      There’s a certain irony to everybody being credited when you succeed but only one person being the fall guy when you fail.

  4. nentwigs

    If they can’t get Mayo, the Eagles may have to settle with

    MIRACLE WHIP !!

    • paddyo875

      Miracle whip? That’s quite the low bar…

      How about Philadelphia cream cheese with mayo in a croissant that surely is nearly as bad for one’s health as repeated head trauma.

  5. kpak

    The tankers deserve less, sediment of the nfl, play for draft picks and remain irrelevant.

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