Denver Broncos, Not Philadelphia Eagles, Name Dennis Allen as Defensive Coordinator; When Will the Eagles Select a Coordinator?

The Philadelphia Eagles just lost out on another potential defensive coordinator for their team.

Either that, or he wasn’t the right guy for the job, like all of the others.

The Denver Broncos just signed Dennis Allen to be their defensive coordinator.

Allen is 38 years old and has a very similar profile to former Eagles’ defensive coordinator Sean McDermott: an up and coming young guy who has seen success at his position but has never been an individual coach.

Allen earned a ring with the New Orleans Saints last year. He served as the team’s assistant defensive line coach from 2006 to 2007, and their secondary coach from 2008 to 2010.

He also coached the Atlanta Falcons from 2002 to 2005, as their defensive assistant/quality control coach.

And now he is the defensive coordinator under John Fox’s Denver Broncos.

It’s been much longer than I expected for the Eagles to name their defensive coordinator and I’m beginning to get very frustrated.

We’re not going to make a hero move and land a guy like Dick LeBeau. Five minutes after I published an article about the possibility yesterday, LeBeau announced that he is staying with the Pittsburgh Steelers (and I don’t blame him).

We’re not getting Dennis Allen or Mike Singletary.

I don’t think we’re getting Jim Mora Jr. I haven’t heard anything new about Billy Davis.

I’m getting frustrated and I don’t understand why this process is taking so long.

But I trust Andy Reid.

Not with in-game decisions.

But with a decision like hiring a coach, Reid almost always makes a good move.

So I guess I’ll continue to place my faith in Andy Reid.


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