The Philadelphia Eagles quietly made a major change inside their teaching employees forward of Week 15.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports activities reported on Sunday that defensive coordinator Sean Desai was demoted following final week’s 33-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Defensive assistant Matt Patricia has taken over for Desai and might be on the sideline calling performs throughout Monday night time’s sport towards the Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport added that Desai continues to be technically the defensive coordinator in Philly, however Patricia has taken over play-calling duties. Desai will transfer from the sideline to the coaches field.
Philadelphia’s protection has been torched during the last three weeks, so it’s no shock that head coach Nick Sirianni felt a change was wanted. The Eagles allowed 33 factors to Dallas final week, 42 to the San Francisco 49ers the week earlier than that and 34 factors to the Buffalo Payments three weeks in the past.
Patricia spent final season because the de facto offensive coordinator in New England, however most of his teaching background is on protection. He was the defensive coordinator in his first stint with the Patriots earlier than he left to grow to be the top coach of the Detroit Lions, so he has loads of expertise in that position.
The Eagles are nonetheless 10-3 regardless of shedding their previous two video games. They should get their protection mounted rapidly in the event that they wish to make one other deep playoff run.