On Sunday, the Eagles will host the Packers in the wild-card round. But on Monday, a head-coaching job in Cleveland became available. And Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is regarded as one of the top candidates.
For now, though, it’s not on his mind.
Does he expect to get interviewed? “We’ll see,” Mornhinweg said.
Under league rules, assistant coaches from teams with bye weeks may be interviewed this week. Assistants from teams that play in the wild-card round may be interviewed next week, with the consent of their current employer. (Falcons coach and former Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith, for example, interviewed for the job after the Jaguars won a wild-card game against the Steelers after the 2007 season.)
Mornhinweg won five of 32 games in two seasons with the Lions. Apparently, Browns president Mike Holmgren is willing to consider the “Millen factor” when it comes to assessing Mornhinweg’s performance.
Or maybe Holmgren just wants a coach who’ll win the toss in overtime and choose to kick.