Last year, former Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd emerged from retirement to become the offensive line coach in Philly, replacing Juan Castillo, who had been promoted to defensive coordinator.
This year, Mudd will call it quits again.
“I decided quite a while ago,’’ Mudd said Friday, via Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News. “I gotta go be a grandpa. That was the plan two years ago and Andy talked me out of it. But this time, it’s going to be permanent.
“I told my wife last night, I really like coaching. But it’s time.”
Even if Mudd didn’t think it was time, it would definitely be time. With Andy Reid most likely on the way out, most if not all of the rest of the staff will be joining him.
Mudd’s time with the team has been checkered. Initially, some of the players resisted his ways. As the play of the line improved, they warmed up to Mudd. This year, injuries have greased the skids for a major slide.