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Old 02-12-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Press Taylor new QB coach

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly decided on a new quarterbacks coach. Press Taylor is the man who will be taking over John DeFilippo’s old position, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

This news comes as a little bit of a surprise since Eagles wide receiver coach Mike Groh was rumored to get the job. It’s not a total shock, though, considering Taylor previously held the title of “offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach.”

Taylor, who turned 30 years old in January, certainly isn’t the most experienced candidate for the job. His coaching career began as a graduate assistant in 2011 at Tulsa. He then joined the Eagles on Chip Kelly’s original coaching staff in 2013 as an offensive quality control coach. “Assistant quarterbacks coach” was added to his title when Doug Pederson arrived to Philadelphia in 2016.

Age and experience isn’t everything. The Eagles clearly feel strongly about Taylor. Perhaps they value his first-hand experience working with Flip and hope he can continue the old coach’s methods.

On the flip side (no pun intended), the concern is that the Eagles could be valuing their own guys too highly.

Taylor will be tasked with helping 2017 MVP candidate Carson Wentz round back into form as the franchise quarterback recovers from an ACL injury. We’ll see how that goes.

In the meantime, there’s been no word on who will replace Frank Reich as the new Eagles offensive coordinator. Maybe Groh didn’t get the quarterbacks coach job because he’s slated to become the OC instead? But then what happens with Duce Staley, who has also been rumored to fill the vacancy? Something to keep an eye on.
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Very INTER----esting!
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This move is about continuity. Wentz, Sudfield and Foles worked with both Diflippo and Taylor (as Taylor was the assistant QB coach). Move makes sense. I keep hearing the name GJKinne wonder if he will replace Taylor as teh assistant QB coach?
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This move is about continuity. Wentz, Sudfield and Foles worked with both Diflippo and Taylor (as Taylor was the assistant QB coach). Move makes sense. I keep hearing the name GJKinne wonder if he will replace Taylor as teh assistant QB coach?
I agree. I think they are going for consistency, which is a good call IMO. A more seasoned QB coach may try and implement his own style.

I would also bet that Carson (and maybe Nick) were consulted on the decision as well. After all, they are going to need to buy in to the new coach.

A couple of tidbits about Taylor. He was a college QB and won back-to-back JUCO championships. Transferred to Marshall and was backup QB his last 2 years. In 2011, he coached GJ Kinne at Tulsa (interesting). Taylor is 10 yeas younger than Coach Flip FWIW.
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I just don't want to lose Groh. He's done one hell of a job and is a real detail guy. I hope that he's not out there interviewing.
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I will say this, in every post about new coaches or promotions, .............. Doug has earned the right to have our trust in whomever he chooses.

He has earned the benefit of the doubt, in my book anyhow.
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I will say this, in every post about new coaches or promotions, .............. Doug has earned the right to have our trust in whomever he chooses.

He has earned the benefit of the doubt, in my book anyhow.
Let's face it, it's not like any of us know what the hell we're talking about anyway! It's just a lot of fun!
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I will say this, in every post about new coaches or promotions, .............. Doug has earned the right to have our trust in whomever he chooses.

He has earned the benefit of the doubt, in my book anyhow.
Agree 100%.
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I just don't want to lose Groh. He's done one hell of a job and is a real detail guy. I hope that he's not out there interviewing.
Did you see the SI story on Pederson, Reich, and Groh?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/02/11/ea...mqb-peter-king
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Did you see the SI story on Pederson, Reich, and Groh?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/02/11/ea...mqb-peter-king
Loved it TP. Thanks for posting!
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