The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Indianapolis Colts 17-16 on Sunday. Head Coach Nick Sirianni said the victory was for his mentor, recently fired Colts HC Frank Reich.
Sirianni hired one of the Colts recently fired coaches. Super Bowl LII champion Frank Reich? No, they hired Marcus Brady, the Colts recently-fired offensive coordinator. He will work with defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon in order to “offer perspective as an offensive coach on how he would attack the Eagles defense,” according to a source who talked to Stephen Holder and Tim McManus of ESPN.
It’s a a pretty innovative idea. Eagles fans have been giving Gannon a hard time for literally his entire tenure with the team for running a conservative defense. Gannon has been willing to try out new things, like running both odd and even front. Adding an offensive head coach to his defensive brain trust could serve as a major benefit.
Brady, who worked with Sirianni in Indianapolis under Reich is a solid addition to the Eagles coaching staff.
Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni. Photo courtsey of Andy Lyons/Getty Images