We shared earlier that the Eagles’ search for a defensive coordinator included a couple of coaches who have a pretty big game coming up on Sunday, but they aren’t limiting their search to members of the Ravens and 49ers coaching staffs.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Browns linebacker coach Billy Davis interviewed for the job on Sunday. Davis has been with the Browns for the last two seasons, but isn’t currently listed on the team’s website as a member of the coaching staff. That would suggest that he won’t be working with new Browns coordinator Ray Horton even if he doesn’t get the job in Philly.
Davis has had two stints as a defensive coordinator. He held the job for the 49ers in 2005 and 2006 and then ran the Cardinals defense in 2009 and 2010. Only the 2009 Cardinals team was even in the middle of the pack defensively, which explains why Davis moved back down to being a position coach after getting replaced by Horton in Arizona.
Pat Shurmur, Davis’ former boss in Cleveland, is set to be the offensive coordinator for the Eagles. Whether or not that helps his cause remains to be seen since the Eagles still seem to have more people to meet before they pull the trigger on a new coordinator.