Nick Sirianni ready to prove himself to Eagles brass once again
Since the Philadelphia Eagles’ disappointing collapse in the wildcard round of the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there remains uncertainty around head coach Nick Sirianni’s future.
The Eagles took a significant step back after moving to a 10-1 record this season, losing six out of their last seven games. Much of which centered on Sirianni’s handling of the offensive playcalling.
All of that appears to have led Sirianni to suggest that changes lie ahead in the offensive coaching structure. Nine days after the Eagles’ season ended, he voiced that he’s ready to prove himself again in his fourth year at the helm.
“In my mind, you better believe I’m thinking, ‘How do I reprove myself?'” Sirianni said via ESPN. “I was a young coach that Mr. Lurie and Howie and this organization trusted to give the job to. I had to prove myself that this guy can lead the organization like they asked me to, and I had to prove myself from then. Did I have to sell my vision [to Lurie]? No, because it was business as usual, but you better believe I’m thinking after that 1-6 finish … that I’m going to prove them right again.”
The Eagles have already decided to fire offensive coordinator Brian Johnson and defensive coordinator Sean Desai. Philadelphia is already believed to have found their solution defensively with the expected hiring of Vic Fangio, who was let go by the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, Sirianni stated that he is going to put forth an “extensive” search to hire someone who can bring a fresh perspective to the offensive coordinator position.
“A guy who has a vision, a guy who is going to call the plays, a guy who is going to be able to coach the quarterback in the same sense there, so it’s just about getting the right guy,” Sirianni said. “But I’m hiring him to do a job and to be in charge of the offense.” If the new coordinators are in charge of the respective sides of the ball, what will Sirianni’s responsibilities be?
“The head coach of the football team,” he responded.
All of this underlines an extremely important offseason ahead for Philadelphia.