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ClydeSide
They have only allowed 280 points--compared to the Eagles 341 points allowed. This going to be tough on the Eagles patched up offensive line. Let's hope the kid doesn't get injured.

Mike Zimmer is their defensve coordinator and is always rumored as a HC candidate. Is he on our list? Does Lurie want a defensive head coach?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Zimmer

Also, Bengal QB Andy Dalton has developed into a bigtime weapon under OC Jay Gruden (Jon Gruden's brother.) He's a hot prospect for head coaching also. Overall though their offense is not much better than ours--except they have 26 TDs passing to our measly 15 TDs.

Wikipedia:
"On January 13, 2012, Gruden signed a three-year extension with the Cincinnati Bengals as their offensive coordinator,[9] even after being asked to interview for at least three head coaching jobs (The Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, and later turned down the Indianapolis Colts, signing his extension shortly afterwards.)[10]"
DallasSucksBigTime
The Bengals are decent on the backs of a good defense, a great receiver and a functional quarterback. The team makes a lot of sacks, but also gives up a lot of sacks. Jay Gruden doesn't look like a genius yet since the Bengals have merh at running back.

John Gruden seems like a more probable candidate to come to Philly. He was here before and is supposedly interested in the perfect opportunity. Walterfootball.com broke this story a few weeks ago.
ClydeSide
QUOTE (DallasSucksBigTime @ Dec 12 2012, 02:12 PM) *
The Bengals are decent on the backs of a good defense, a great receiver and a functional quarterback. The team makes a lot of sacks, but also gives up a lot of sacks. Jay Gruden doesn't look like a genius yet since the Bengals have merh at running back.

John Gruden seems like a more probable candidate to come to Philly. He was here before and is supposedly interested in the perfect opportunity. Walterfootball.com broke this story a few weeks ago.


I was not implying they were Eagles candidates. Jay Gruden does have a lot of experience--in the Arena League. However, his personality seems to be a lot less irritating than his brother Jon's. There are a ton of candidates: on the DC and the OC side, plus former HC's an college HCs. Too many to mention here. Some people think Gruden would not take the Eagles job because he would not dis Andy. He has been rumored to go to Dallass too.
HobbEs
Wasn't Zimmer coaching the Cowboys at one point?
ClydeSide
Yeah, he coached under Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, and Bill Parcells. He was defensive back coach, became DC in 2000 and in 2003, his defense allowed the fewest yards in the NFL. He also put in the 3-4 under Parcells--even though he was always a 4-3 guy. He went to Atlanta as DC and Cincinnati afterwards. In 2011 his Bengals were the 4th rated and he won the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award.

Mike Zimmer is solid. He might make a great head coach.
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