Eagles To Interview Rams DC Brandon Staley For HC Job

Brandon Staley has emerged as a candidate for the Eagles head-coaching job. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles have requested permission to interview the Rams defensive coordinator.

As Schefter notes, Philadelphia has already received permission to speak with Staley “at the appropriate time” (i.e. whenever the Rams’ season comes to an end). Staley is also set to meet with the Texans about their vacancy, and he previously talked with the Chargers (along with the Jets, who have since hired a coach).

In only two years, Staley could find himself rising from Broncos outside linebackers coach to a head coaching role. The 38-year-old succeeded Wade Phillips in Los Angeles and has helped reestablish one of the top defenses in the entire NFL. The versatile Aaron Donald– and Jalen Ramsey-powered lineup ranks first in weighted DVOA. As Schefter notes, the Eagles “are drawn to Staley and the reputation he has built during his year as Sean McVay’s defensive coordinator in Los Angeles.”

The Eagles are searching for a new head coach after canning Doug Pederson earlier this week. Since that time, a number of candidates have emerged (via our 2021 NFL Head Coaching Search Tracker):

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    • bumpy93

      I hope that the Eagles do hire Joe Brady as the head coach everybody seems to want that young offensive guru as new head coaches he sit there and had a major part in the 2019 LSU season when they just absolutely decimated almost every single opponent he goes to Carolina last year and puts up some really good looking numbers with Teddy Bridgewater and that offense without Christian McCaffrey for over three quarters of the season yes he’s young at 31 but that seems to be the trend NFL is going now try to get the new hot young coordinator and promote him to coach Joe Brady fits that built perfect plus that actually might help the Eagles you know draft a former LSU WR- Ja’Marr Chase. my number one head coach I wish the Eagles would be able to get would be Lincoln Riley out of Oklahoma very doubtful that’s going to happen I also like Brian Daboll the OC of the Buffalo bills after what he has done with Josh Allen the last few seasons

  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator: Interview requested
    He is a good DC, but not a HC, imho

    Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator: Interviewed on 1/13
    Know nothing about him.

    Mike Kafka, Chiefs quarterbacks coach: Rumored candidate
    I could be the QB coach of Mahomes, wait, what? No lol that is being silly.

    Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebackers coach: Interview requested
    No Patsie coach has been successful as far as I know as a HC, so I say no.
    Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma head coach: Rumored candidate…. don’t really know him
    Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator: To be interviewed… off the board.
    Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator: Interview requested. Titans were an odd team

    Duce Staley, Eagles running backs coach: Mentioned as candidate… who knows, I always like him, but is he ready?

    Honestly, the Eagles should look into Herm Edwards, I would take him, he is a good coach
    I would go old school, so he fits to me, but the Eagles seem to want New school though

    • wagner13

      “No Patsie coach has been successful as far as I know as a HC”

      Mike Vrabel and Brian Flores have entered the chat

      • MoneyBallJustWorks

        lol. Most stopped reading after Todd Bowles is not a head coach and don’t know anything about Joe Brady

  2. eagles1191

    The Eagles need to look hard at Brian Dabol, he had turned Josh Allen into an MVP QB. IMO he would be the best candidate to come in and fix our franchise QB and our dreadful offense. If he did come here as coach, he may also bring along a bonus package. Ken Dorsey is the QB coach in Buffalo and Dabol could bring him along as OC, then we would know Wentz is getting the proper coaching and if he can turn it around or do the Eagles need to turn to a different QB. If Lurie wants to help Wentz and keep him as our QB, then get him the proper coaching that can build an offense to his strengths, these 2 gentlemen proved it in Buffalo and Wentz has a lot of the same skill sets as Allen.

    • DarkSide830

      Daboll would be my #1 choice but I think he’s going to LAC and I dont see how you sell him on turning away from Herbert.

    • MoneyBallJustWorks

      You don’t think the Bills would just name Dorsey the OC of David leaves?

  3. Johhos

    I’d like a coach who can look at BOTH sides of the ball.He can be a defensive or offensive guru, but he cannot just turn the other side over to a guy and be done with it.

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