Duce Staley adds assistant head coach to his job title

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Duce Staley didn’t get the offensive coordinator job he wanted, but the Eagles did show their running backs coach some love.

They gave Staley a promotion of sorts, adding assistant head coach to his job title, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

The Eagles interviewed Staley and Mike Groh for their offensive coordinator job and promoted Groh from receivers coach.

Staley, 42, joined the Eagles’ staff in 2011, working with Andy Reid, Chip Kelly and Doug Pederson. He said during Super Bowl week that he was ready to become an offensive coordinator.

Pederson, though, calls the plays in Philadelphia.

11 responses to “Duce Staley adds assistant head coach to his job title

  1. Congrats to Duce he has done a hell of a job with the running backs over the years. Good smart move by Doug.

  2. Maybe it is easier to replace Groh as a WR coach than Staley as a RB coach. But it does become win-win-ish for both guys. Pederson calls the plays, anyway, as we all know.

    Staley will get his opportunity as an OC sooner or later.

    Now they need a WR coach and I’m sure someone is already lined up. (unless they hired one and I missed it).

  3. Does that designation prevent him from taking an OC job somewhere else unless they throw Asst HC on top of that? Not so well-versed in this stuff but if it does, they actually hemmed him up, professionally.

  4. Since Groh has more experience and worked as our WR coach, it makes sense to promote him to OC over Duce.
    However, Duce has led that RB room for several years and he’s also qualified.
    I think that since Duce has had such a long relationship with all of the RB’s that moving Groh to OC won’t allow for any setbacks as Groh will be working closer with the WR, RB’s and the QB’s.
    I will miss having a coach like Frank Reich as an OC, but he has earned the HC gig in Indianappolis.
    Good Luck Frank !!!

    The good news is that this team is stacked two, three sometimes four deep at several positions that they can truly go BPA in the draft.
    So whoever is coaching this team will have plenty of talent to work with.

  5. Anyone notice what Groh did with Agholor? He will be missed, or Groh better place a damn good WR coach in his vacancy. Even Smith has improved his game a little (he might need more time and good coaching).

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