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Zero
I'm not sure what the concensus here is on the Eagles' new OC, but I think it was a good move. Not because Shurmer is a WOW coach but because he could be viewed as the anti-Chip in offensive philosophy and he has a good record developing QBs. Oh, and he's been around the NFL for a while and even served as the HC, albeit an unsuccessful one.

While trolling around, browsing here and there I found this and thought it was well stated ... and not just because the guy agrees with me biggrin.gif :
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Bringing in Shurmur shows is in many ways a humble move by Kelly. Despite being thought of as an offensive genius, two things Kelly does not have is NFL experience and a history of developing quarterbacks. While how much his lack of experience will hurt him when the season starts can be debated, the fact is that Kelly will need someone to develop a quarterback for him at the pro-level. Kelly did not produce an NFL ready quarterback during his time at Oregon. Shurmur had a major hand in developing Donovan McNabb and has also worked with Sam Bradford. Shurmur will be a major asset to Kelly in helping him get whichever quarterback he decides to go with ready.

In addition, Shurmur's NFL experience is something that Kelly will need this season when figuring out how to build an offense for the NFL. There is no doubt that Kelly will still be "the man" on offense, but having a veteran coach in his ear will only help. It never hurts to have a differing opinion in your ear, someone to real you in when things might be getting out of hand.

This approach by Kelly- bringing in someone different from him and better in certain areas then he is- is a very different one then the approach Andy Reid used. Reid surrounded himself by similar coaches. Marty Mornhinweg and Doug Peterson were in many ways nothing more than "yes men" to Reid as they both had the same offensive philosophy as him. When things got out of hand- like say, 55 passes in a game- Reid had no one to reel him in. In many way's Reid refusal to change and try different things was the reason for his downfall.

Although he has only been here for a little over a week, Kelly has already shown more willingness to admit his flaws and listen to differing opinions then Reid ever did. It shows in the way he talks about his offense and now it shows in the moves he is making with his staff. The Shurmur hiring in many ways is exactly why many are confident that Kelly will win in the NFL- he is willing to learn from others and adjust. That should not be understated as a major positive sign we have seen from Kelly since he took over as Eagles head coach.


TGryn
Too early to say that Kelly's better at adjusting than Reid, considering nobody knows what Kelly's fatal flaws in the NFL are going to be yet.
nephillymike
I'm a little concerned on the D side that they apparently hired some position coaches without hiring the DC yet. i would have thought they would remember last year. Besides the DC should have the chance to build his team of coaches too.
Zero
QUOTE (nephillymike @ Jan 24 2013, 06:42 AM) *
I'm a little concerned on the D side that they apparently hired some position coaches without hiring the DC yet. i would have thought they would remember last year. Besides the DC should have the chance to build his team of coaches too.

This was talked about on the radio yesterday afternoon. They were saying that this was much different than hiring a position coach with the intention of installing a scheme as they did with Washburn. Now they are hiring coaches intended to teach the players how to fit into a yet unkown scheme.
D Rock
QUOTE (TGryn @ Jan 24 2013, 12:32 PM) *
Too early to say that Kelly's better at adjusting than Reid, considering nobody knows what Kelly's fatal flaws in the NFL are going to be yet.

We don't have to know Kelly to say he's better at adjusting than Reid who couldn't adjust his own jock mid game. His flaws in that area were greater to me than his flaws in clock management.

A retarded ape with a chronic masturbation problem (im looking at you H.O.P.) would likely be better at adjusting than Dandy Andy.
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