Reports: Eagles will hire Nick Sirianni as head coach

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The Eagles have found their man.

According to multiple reports, Philadelphia will hire Indianapolis offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as head coach.

Sirianni has spent the last three seasons as the Colts’ offensive coordinator under head coach Frank Reich. Sirianni was with the Chargers from 2013-2017, going from offensive quality control, to quarterbacks coach, and then wide receivers coach.

NFL media reported Sirianni received a strong recommendation from Reich in the interview process.

Philadelphia fired Doug Pederson last Monday after five seasons, leading the franchise to its first Super Bowl win in 2017.

New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was reportedly another strong contender for the job.

With the Eagles hiring Sirianni, the Texans have the only remaining head coaching vacancy.

74 responses to “Reports: Eagles will hire Nick Sirianni as head coach

  1. Don’t know him but I do know McDaniels was not who I wanted and I believe it came down to those two.

  2. Glad they didn’t hire McDaniels. All of these guys are crap-shoots. If Frank Reich recommended him, that’s good enough for me. Fly Eagles Fly.

  3. Are they sure? Are they sure they dont want to interview anyone else from Dallas first? Maybe they could bring Romo in for a quick interview…

  4. Who!!!
    You have to figure nobody was willing to take the Eagles HC job due to ownership and his ‘GM’.

  5. Alot of similarities with Doug Pederson. To me, came down to mostly two things – the ability to get along with Wentz, and the quality of the coaching staff. These are the two things that ultimately became Pederson’s downfall in Philly.

  6. I bet Josh is not happy lol. Now who will be the “lucky” guy to take on that Texans head coaching job.

  7. velocity8335 says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    That Rooney Rule is really working isn’t it? What a joke

    The Rooney rule is stupid, anyway. Minorities deserve a fair shake, but employers should be able to hire who they want.

  8. Once again Howie outsmarted the rest of the league and took the guy no one else even interviewed. Not saying he won’t be good, who ever heard of Andy Reid when he was first hired. Didn’t even give EB a shot…shameful.

  9. Might as well take a shot on a young, relatively unknown guy. Personally, I didn’t find many of the “hot” candidates that inspiring. I did like Duce as an option, though.

  10. It would be disappointing if the Texans don’t take EB. You got a QB like Watson, with an offense being coached by the guy who’s had Mahomes running the best passing attack in the league, and you have an extremely high potential to be a great offense. Toss in the right guys on defense and the Texans could be competing for a playoff spot next season.

  11. “Minorities deserve a fair sake … ” Exactly. Problem is they are not given one. Solid year after year candidates are again overlooked by out of nowhere white coaches, or retreads. You really believe someone like Eric Bieniemy or Leslie Frazier are less qualified than Nick Sirianni? To have these hiring numbers year after year and believe race is not holding back quality coaches requires some serious mental gymnastics.

  12. Don’t get the Duce love. Every Monday people complained about the running back rotation. Why is Boston Scott in instead of Miles Sanders was the common call on talk radio. Who made the running back rotation. The running backs coach?

  13. Looks like the Eagles owner / leadership found their YES man (future scape goat).

  14. whyohwhydoyoumockme says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm
    I’ll take a new coach over a re-tread.

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    Bill Belichcik was a retread

  15. I thought EB was the call here to right this ship or even Duce. Certainly glad Josh McD was not hired. I think he being a coordinator is and will always be his best fit. Just don’t see him as a HC ever.

  16. Nah. Pederson should’ve got another year, but it wasn’t to be. I would’ve taken a look at Duce.

  17. alongthegulf says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Who!!!
    You have to figure nobody was willing to take the Eagles HC job due to ownership and his ‘GM’.

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    Yah, multi million dollar contracts and the prestige that come with head coaching jobs mean nothing. Nobody would want that if it means you have to coach the Eagles.

  18. So the Colts hired McDaniels. McDaniels got cold feet. The Colts reacted by hiring the Eagles OC Frank Reich. Then the Eagles interview McDaniels, get cold feet and hire Frank Reich’s OC. So basically, the Eagles just hired their old OC’s OC and McDaniels goes yet another year without a HC job.

  19. Bill Belichcik was a retread
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    I’ll take any retread with a young and upcoming Tom Brady.

  20. This was 100% because they want to fix things with Wentz. Doug was fired because Wentz didn’t like him, and they could easily sell Sirianni as a Frank Reich guy to Wentz.

  21. So you’re saying the Vincent rule is hurting minority coaches? You don’t say? It’s starting to look as if Bieneimy was the media’s favorite coaching candidate, not NFL executive’s favorite coaching candidate. He’s now down to the dreaded Houston job that comes with a bad roster, no draft picks, and no cap space. Maybe if the Vincent rule didn’t force the Chargers give up picks to their division rival, he would’ve landed there.

  22. dethclock says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    “Minorities deserve a fair sake … ” Exactly. Problem is they are not given one. Solid year after year candidates are again overlooked by out of nowhere white coaches, or retreads. You really believe someone like Eric Bieniemy or Leslie Frazier are less qualified than Nick Sirianni? To have these hiring numbers year after year and believe race is not holding back quality coaches requires some serious mental gymnastics.
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    Fraizer is awful. 21-32 for his career. Won 10 games ONCE then won 3,3 and 5 games. Your comment, to me is a perfect example of why the Rooney Rule is a double edged sword. Does Frazier DESERVE another shot just because of who he is???? I mean, he was a BAD HC…. He had 4 years at the helm…

  23. I like this hire. He was Rivers QB coach with Chargers. Under him Rivers had his 3rd and 4th best year in TD. His 2nd best comp %. With Rivers in Indy he had the best comp % of his career. He was Andrew Luck’s OC during his comeback POY season. He managed to get Jacoby Brissett to a 18td/6int season after Luck retired. With the Chargers he also was a WR coach. Groomed Keenan Allen to his best season, Tyrell Williams to his best, only 1000 yard season. It’s a under the radar hiring but so was Andy Reid and Doug Pederson. ESPN in 2016 said Pederson was not only the worst hire but 32nd ranked HC. Worse than Adam Gase, worse than Hue Jackson, who went 3-36-1. Doug had more playoff wins than Hue regular season wins! Sirianni also actually has been in the NFL longer than Reid and Pederson were when they were hired.

  24. snmfan…

    McDaniels was 11-17. Only record HE has. As a OC and HC he has failed with everyone except Brady and he was a reason Brady left.

  25. I wish they would trade Jalen Hurts to the Steelers. Would be glad to take him off your hands if Wentz is their man.

  26. who ever heard of Andy Reid when he was first hired.

    ummmm everyone who saw the Packers win a superbowl in 96

  27. I guess he’s as close as Carson Wentz is going to get to Frank Reich, unless the Eagles trade him to Indy in the meantime.

  28. A lot of Italians in Philly happy with this hire. If he wins they will love him there.

  29. I don’t know him but I like what I hear. Reich is widely viewed as major reason for our success in 2017. We already chose Wentz over Pederson. Might as well hire a Reich guy to work with him. Next step is start the roster overhaul. Alshon and Djax have to go. Trade Ertz. Draft OL, WR and CB. Add LB.

  30. Thinking a coach named Duce would have been a perfect fit for what the Eagles have become .

  31. It’s Philly so no matter what it’s a fail. Maybe he can write a book, or convince them it’s worth building a statue

  32. I’ll believe in him when he gives me a reason to. Until then I’m taking a stands off approach with the team.

  33. The Duce stuff has to stop. Sometimes, actually most times, a beloved player doesn’t mean that automatically conflates to sudden Hall of Fame coach. There’s something none of us know that Duce is lacking.

    Here’s the bottom line: Every coach who has come and gone through here Philly has had a chance and always declined to take Duce with him.

    Andy Reid is the one who gave him a job. He went to KC and left Duce behind even after he lost Pederson.
    Frank Reich went on to be a head coach; did not take Duce with him.
    Pat Shurmer went on to be a head coach; did not take Duce with him.
    Chip Kelly went on to head coach San Fran; did not take Duce with him.
    Then went on to UCLA as head coach and did not take Duce with him.

    Duce had an interview with (I think) the Giants, and all 32 teams talk to each other. Duce never got another invite to interview.

    Most successful head coaches were never lengthy and star players. You cannot conflate fan belovedness into Hall of Fame coach.

    That’s why Duce keeps getting passed over, he’s just not a guy to be THE guy.

  34. tigershark0052 says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    The Rooney rule is stupid, anyway. Minorities deserve a fair shake, but employers should be able to hire who they want.

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    And once more — the Rooney Rule *does not* dictate, in any way, who an team (an employer) can hire.

    Time and time, these comments illustrate that most people who complain about the Rooney Rule have no idea what it actually means. They see the phrase, automatically (and mistakenly) think “affirmative action,” and dismiss it.

  35. Pola pe’a says:
    January 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm
    whyohwhydoyoumockme says:
    January 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm
    I’ll take a new coach over a re-tread.

    ——
    Bill Belichcik was a retread

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    And Einstein got F’s in school. Safe to say Belichick is not your normal retread and very much an exception to the rule.

  36. Eagles fans can spin it all they want but their team is going downhill faster then an Olympic skier . Glad Philly fans enjoyed the draft so much in 2017 since that’s all they can look forward to for the next 5-6 yrs , lol .

  37. Eagles fans can spin it all they want but their team is going downhill faster then an Olympic skier . Glad Philly fans enjoyed the draft so much in 2017 since that’s all they can look forward to for the next 5-6 yrs , lol .

    What else did Eagles fan enjoy in 2017? Actually February 4th, 2018? It was probably nothing.

  38. eaglesmancave says:
    January 21, 2021 at 4:18 pm
    I don’t know him but I like what I hear. Reich is widely viewed as major reason for our success in 2017. We already chose Wentz over Pederson. Might as well hire a Reich guy to work with him. Next step is start the roster overhaul. Alshon and Djax have to go. Trade Ertz. Draft OL, WR and CB. Add LB.

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    Reich has a career record of 35-42 as a Coach since 2007 without pederson Reich is better than sirriani so they hired a guy who’s worse than the guy who’s under 500 as a coach good luck

  39. 50DrunksInABar says:
    January 21, 2021 at 3:20 pm
    This was 100% because they want to fix things with Wentz. Doug was fired because Wentz didn’t like him, and they could easily sell Sirianni as a Frank Reich guy to Wentz.

    *********

    Reich has zero playoff wins with wentz and this guy is worse than Reich enjoy 3-13 every year

  40. Only in Philly would the fans’ preference be for a RB coach because they liked him as a player, and even though they complained about the RB rotation.

  41. justin7556 says:
    January 21, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Reich has a career record of 35-42 as a Coach since 2007 without pederson Reich is better than sirriani so they hired a guy who’s worse than the guy who’s under 500 as a coach good luck

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    That’s odd because Reich has only been a head coach since 2018, and since that time, his record is 28-20.

  42. Every Coach that Lurie has hired has made the playoffs by year 2
    Lurie has 4 playoff wins and 6 playoff appearances in the last 4 years.
    I will take his opinion over the rabble.

  43. I’m starting to think Eric Bienemy is either the worst interviewer ever, or needs different references. He’s getting plenty of interviews but isn’t even making it to the 2nd round.

  44. I’m glad the Eagles wrecked their organization. They fired the wrong guy. Pederson is a winner. Wentz is an entitled loser. Good job Philly!

  45. This hire was about two words…Carson Wentz. Sirianni is cut from the same cloth as Reich and will fix Wentz and the offense…and save the Eagles the embarrassment of an albatross of a contract.

    Hurts officially on the market…doesn’t fit Sirianni’s scheme. He won’t work as well in the Jacoby Brissett role.

  46. Out here in the West we love Phiily Fans. You gotz an Italian HC! Interested in seeing his QB arc. He was very efficient with Philip #17. Funny if Wentz goes to Indy.

  47. This is a pretty weak hire, along the lines of Zak Taylor. The Eagles have officially hit rock bottom…well just above the Bengals.

  48. And there’s Eric Bienemy left holding the bag. There will be hell to pay if he doesn’t get a HC gig.

  49. psubeerman21 says:
    January 21, 2021 at 5:31 pm
    Eagles fans can spin it all they want but their team is going downhill faster then an Olympic skier . Glad Philly fans enjoyed the draft so much in 2017 since that’s all they can look forward to for the next 5-6 yrs , lol .

    What else did Eagles fan enjoy in 2017? Actually February 4th, 2018? It was probably nothing.
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    A meddling an owner , a washed up GM, a highly paid QB that got benched , a coach only the Eagles thought was capable and and overall an aging underperforming overpaid roster is the Eagles reality and the Super Bowl win in 2018 isn’t going to change those facts .

  50. Eh, never heard of him until a few days ago. Blank slate. Better than McDaniels or another coach retread. The Eagles already messed up by firing Pederson but if this guy resurrects Wentz’s career it will have been worth it. Only time will tell.

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