Three years after the Hawks lost Super Bowl offensive coordinator Frank Reich to the Colts, they hired one of his top assistants as the new head coach.
League sources confirmed to Philadelphia NBC Sports that the Eagles are hiring 39-year-old Colts offensive coordinator Nick Ciliani to replace Doug Pedersen. ESPN first reported the news.
Sirianni has been coaching at Reich for the past three years, and Reich served as Pedersen’s offensive coordinator in 2016 and 2017.
In 2017, the year before Reich and Sirianni arrived in Indianapolis, the Colts ranked 30th in the NFL with a score of 4-12, and ranked 31st in yardage under the leadership of Chuck Pagano and offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. The latter is the head coach of the Browns.
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Sirianni became the second youngest coach in the history of the Eagles at the age of 39. In 1976, when the Eagles hired Dick Vermeil, he was 39 years younger than Sirianni, but four months younger than him. Andy Reid was only 40 years old when he was hired in 1999.
Sirianni is Jeff Lurie’s fourth consecutive offensive head coach, second only to Reid in 1999, Chip Kelly in 2013 and Pederson in 2016, and is the seventh straight line coach without head coaching experience.
Only three years after the Eagles won the Super Bowl, on January 11, the Eagles fired Pedersen.
Sirianni’s biggest challenge will be to help Carson Wentz (Carson Wentz) regain his 2017 status when he was working with Reich on the NFL MVP Honors Track. His late knee injury caused damage to the Rams in Los Angeles.
Although Wentz performed well without Reich in 2018 and 2019, his record since Reich left Indianapolis is 17-21-1, and last season he played in almost all major categories. Ranked worst or second worst in the NFL.
Sirianni was interviewed by Eagles on Tuesday (January 19). His coaching career began in 2004 at his alma mater NCAA Division 3 Powers League Mountain, Ohio’s defensive guard, and then served as a receiving coach for three years in Indiana. (Pennsylvania) taught at the university, and then joined the National Football League (NFL) in 2009 when Chiefs coach Todd Haley hired him as an offensive quality control coach.
When Romeo Crennel succeeded Haley in 2012, he promoted Sirianni to the relay coach, and when Crennel was fired after the 2012 season, Sirianni Sirianni has held different positions on the Chargers team of Mike McCoy and Anthony Lynn for five years. From 2013 to 2015, Sirianni worked with Reich, who resigned from Pedersen in 2016.
Sirianni coached the Chargers quarterback in 2014 and 2015, especially Philip Rivers, before turning to a wide range of successors in 2016.
After Josh McDaniels changed his mind, Reich hired Sirianni as his offensive coordinator when Reich won the position of head coach of the Colts in 2018.
Sirianni was one of the 10 candidates interviewed by the Eagles, as well as the Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady, the 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, and the Giants offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Guard coach Gerald Meone’s Patriots, Eagles guard coach Duce Staley, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (Todd Bowles), Saints defense Coordinator Dennis Allen (Dennis Allen) and Cowboys offensive coordinator Karen Moore (Kellen Moore).
Saleh was appointed as the head coach of the Jets, while the Falcons were appointed as the head coach of the Smith team.
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