Report: Eagles to interview Dennis Allen on Wednesday

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The Eagles’ head coaching search will continue tomorrow with another defensive candidate.

Philadelphia will interview New Orleans defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on Wednesday, per a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Allen has been the Saints defensive coordinator since 2015. He began his tenure with the club as a senior defensive assistant but was promoted when head coach Sean Payton fired coordinator Rob Ryan in November of that same year.

Prior to that, Allen spent just over two seasons as the Raiders head coach from 2012-2014. Oakland went 4-12 in 2012 and 2013. Allen was fired after the Raiders started 0-4 in 2014 to give him a 8-28 head coaching record.

The Saints finished the 2020 season No. 4 in yards allowed and No. 5 in points allowed.

Though Philadelphia’s next head coach will likely be tasked with helping fix quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles aren’t just looking at offensive candidates. The club interviewed Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and is reportedly interested in speaking with Cowboys special teams coordinator John Fassel.

4 responses to “Report: Eagles to interview Dennis Allen on Wednesday

  1. Good luck with that, here’s an idea start with some fresh ideas fresh minds maybe there’s someone within the staff or someone’s staff that is bove the normal offense. Philly like a lot of other team are just to predictable. but stop hiring people because they know someone of someone open up your eyes.

  2. poopball703 says:
    January 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm
    Good luck with that, here’s an idea start with some fresh ideas fresh minds maybe there’s someone within the staff or someone’s staff that is bove the normal offense. Philly like a lot of other team are just to predictable. but stop hiring people because they know someone of someone open up your eyes.
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    This is such an ignorant comment. They are interviewing a wide range of candidates. No one was saying we were predictable in 2017. Injuries, different visions for the team, personnel issues, personalities and even bad luck played a role. Stop hiring people “because” they know someone? Uh, it’s the NFL bro. They all know each other. I’ll wait to see who they hire before criticizing.

  3. Dennis Allen is an excellent choice. Coaches are generally as good as their talent. More specifically their QB. Ask Bill Belichick about that, and I’m not trying to disrespect Bill. It’s the same for all coaches. They’re mostly all really good coaches, it’s just the ones with the stud QBs win the most. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first time coach or retread. New England was Belichick’s second stop, and the same with Pete Carroll. On the other hand George Seifert won in SF with Montana and Young, but went 1-15 a few years later in Carolina. Mike Ditka won with the talented Bears, but looked horrible in New Orleans. The most important person in the entire organization is the QB, and second most important it the personnel guy who’s job it is to evaluate QB’s. Practically anyone can coach an elite QB. That’s why Charlie Weis and all those Patriots offensive QBs looked so good with Brady, but couldn’t win without him. Now Tampa Bay’s coaches are all smart. Josh Allen’s coordinator looks smart too. He probably is, but he’s no different than Charlie Weis. Urban Meyer was smart to take the Jags’ job because he’ll draft Trevor Lawrence. Carson Wentz won a lot of games very early in his career. Sometimes winning a super bowl might go to a coach’s head, like Doug Pederson or Mike McCarthy. Sometimes the environment just breaks down. Hard to know from the outside.

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