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Title: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 21, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Whatever.

Let’s see what this guy does.

Full Staff

Eagles coaching staff:

HC: Nick Sirianni
OC: Shane Steichen
Pass Game: Kevin Patullo
DC: Jonathan Gannon
ST: Michael Clay
QB: Brian Johnson
RB:
WR:
TE: Jason Michael
OL: Jeff Stoutland
DL: Tracy Rocker
LB:
DB: Dennard Wilson
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: phattymatty on January 21, 2021, 02:20:00 PM
I googled him because I have never heard this name before, and he looks like a very stoned Aaron Rodgers in every pic.

IN.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 21, 2021, 02:21:24 PM
Fine, I guess. I hope he's good enough to make something happen when Wentz is finally gone.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 21, 2021, 02:23:11 PM
Does he pray?
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 21, 2021, 02:27:48 PM
total smartest guys in the room pick

only people to interview him...nobody had heard of him before two days ago....trying to run back the andy hire by getting a jump on a guy before he becomes a candidate

doug was an idiot and a terrible hire who won a super bowl so who farging knows but i cannot imagine hes going to last considering the front office is an abomination

at least they didnt hire MAGAdaniels
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: phattymatty on January 21, 2021, 02:31:59 PM
looks like this guy doesn't wear a visor so already a step up.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 21, 2021, 02:35:04 PM
I’ve only seen him wearing a visor lol

Sucks that they passed Bieniemy and Duce

But hey they probably had to get Fragile Carson’s approval. Can’t hurt his feelings.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: phattymatty on January 21, 2021, 02:35:53 PM
farg you are right another visor guy.  Fail.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 21, 2021, 02:37:38 PM
I’m all about the no mcdaniels thing as well but you probably don’t want your new coach defined by “at least they didn’t hire _________”
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 21, 2021, 02:37:55 PM
I’ve only seen him wearing a visor lol

Sucks that they passed Bieniemy and Duce

But hey they probably had to get Fragile Carson’s approval. Can’t hurt his feelings.

carson loved reich, reich loves this guido dago wop ginni so naturally the seal of approval is there for our precious wittle ginger
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: QB Eagles on January 21, 2021, 02:47:14 PM
Don't know much about him but he ran a non-embarrassing offense with Brissett and Grandpa Rivers and his public speaking ability is better than Doug's so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 21, 2021, 02:54:56 PM
I’m still hyped about Biden.  I’ll get around to caring about this hire eventually.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 21, 2021, 03:30:42 PM
I’m still hyped about Biden.  I’ll get around to caring about this hire eventually.

Same
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 21, 2021, 04:07:51 PM
dio’s boy dan orlovsky just said on nfl live that he made some calls around the league and he was told surriani “is the absolute steal of the free agent coaching period”, “the best coach I’ve ever been around”

Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 21, 2021, 04:10:28 PM
BUT THEY TOOK TOO WEAKS!
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 21, 2021, 04:28:17 PM
I’m still hyped about Biden.  I’ll get around to caring about this hire eventually.

Same

Weird, because that was also a "well at least he's not ____" choice.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 21, 2021, 07:04:19 PM
Wonder if he will talk about eating peoples knee caps like Dan Campbell
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 21, 2021, 08:08:27 PM
39 years old! 
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 21, 2021, 08:43:27 PM
sounds like a lot of the white high school coaches i covered

https://twitter.com/JClarkNBCS/status/1352331273763774472
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Geowhizzer on January 21, 2021, 09:02:05 PM
39 years old!

I suddenly feel like Methuselah.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 21, 2021, 09:04:12 PM
Are millennials ruining NFL coaching?
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 22, 2021, 03:20:45 AM
Praying Eric Bieniemy gets the Houston gig and crushes it!  I have no emotion at all about this hire.  He may be the greatest guy ever, don’t know shtein about him other than the Mount Union connection. Hope he stocked up on baby wipes to clean Ginger’s butt. This town would have embraced Bieniemy. 
 
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 22, 2021, 10:37:56 AM
I don't think anyone is going to succeed in Houston with that ownership. We can probably put them safely on the Detroit/Cincy/Washington list.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 22, 2021, 07:07:34 PM
Josh McCown is in the running for the Texans job. Even he didn't want anything to do with Wentz.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 23, 2021, 01:20:44 PM
Sounds like Colts DB coach Jonathan Gannon will be the DC
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 23, 2021, 01:27:15 PM
lurie building out his dream all white staff
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 23, 2021, 09:07:24 PM
From what I’ve read he is supposed to be good
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 23, 2021, 09:57:00 PM
From what I’ve read he is supposed to be good

phew!!
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 23, 2021, 10:49:54 PM
Ok actually he sucks.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 24, 2021, 09:34:19 AM
Oh no!
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2021, 11:22:27 AM
gannon is the dc
bringing some white dope with him to be the passing game coordinator
duce is gone
keeping stout

stout thing is good but otherwise kind of underwhelming staff thus far. giving his 2 colts buddies huge jobs, both of whom are of course white because yes
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 24, 2021, 01:21:40 PM
https://twitter.com/jclarknbcs/status/1353366702071963650 21
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 24, 2021, 02:21:11 PM
Good for Duce he’s paid his dues and deserves a chance
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 24, 2021, 10:00:17 PM
Stoutland is coming back
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 24, 2021, 11:31:44 PM
First post will be updated with staff hires/retentions

Tracy Rocker hired as DL coach

Curtis Modkins is being interviewed for OC. He’s been the Denver RB coach

Also interviewing is Chargers OC Shane Steichen
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 25, 2021, 05:49:55 AM
First post will be updated with staff hires/retentions

Tracy Rocker hired as DL coach - NOT WHITE

Curtis Modkins is being interviewed for OC. He’s been the Denver RB coach - NOT WHITE

Also interviewing is Chargers OC Shane Steichen - SUCKS ASS
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 25, 2021, 05:53:41 AM
Tracy Rocker

https://flywareagle.com/2021/01/24/auburn-football-fans-react-rocker-rumors/ (https://flywareagle.com/2021/01/24/auburn-football-fans-react-rocker-rumors/)
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 25, 2021, 07:32:24 AM
First post will be updated with staff hires/retentions

 :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 25, 2021, 08:37:37 AM
Shane Steichen hired as OC
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 25, 2021, 09:31:07 AM
Shane Steichen hired as OC

I like this move. Chargers offense was lit last year and he turned Herbert - who many thought was going to be a bust - into a top level qb as a rookie.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 25, 2021, 12:53:37 PM
Shane?



Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 25, 2021, 02:17:48 PM
i dont care if they win 100 super bowls with these guys its unbelievable that in 2021 you have an all white coach/coordinator lineup

maybe the STC is black but jesus this is so farging bad
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 25, 2021, 04:37:38 PM
Press Taylor gone

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/01/25/report-eagles-not-retaining-press-taylor/
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 25, 2021, 05:35:03 PM
He’ll end up with Doug at SMU.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 25, 2021, 06:49:18 PM
^^ :-D :-D^^
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2021, 08:11:55 PM
i dont care if they win 100 super bowls with these guys its unbelievable that in 2021 you have an all white coach/coordinator lineup

maybe the STC is black but jesus this is so farging bad

it’s way worse than that because they are hiring no name kids...it used to be recycled old white doods getting their tenth job because of “experience” and black people were like how do we get experience if you won’t give us a chance to begin with
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 25, 2021, 10:08:06 PM
not only no name white dudes but his friends, like it fits these terrible patterns that have plagued the nfl (and other businesses) for decades where the boss just staffs up his buddies in high level positions who of course look just like him

like did they even try to hire someone that wasnt in his wedding party? because im sure the most qualified people in the world were all white guys who nick siriani has a text chain with
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 27, 2021, 09:33:57 AM
Nick Sirianni’s ex-QB: Eagles coach has the ‘ability to connect with everybody’

If Nick Sirianni requires a reference point for commanding the room with his new team as a 39-year-old rookie coach replacing a Super Bowl winner who played 14 NFL seasons, he can think back to seven years ago.

Sirianni had been promoted to quarterbacks coach by the San Diego Chargers in 2014. He was 32, he had never played in the NFL and he needed to step in for Frank Reich. His starting quarterback, Philip Rivers, was only six months younger than him and had been to five Pro Bowls. His backup quarterback, Kellen Clemens, was two years younger than him and had made 21 starts.

It didn’t matter.

“I don’t think there’s a room that Nick couldn’t manage,” Clemens said by phone this week.

Clemens played for five teams during 12 NFL seasons, and his last four seasons aligned with Sirianni’s time with the Chargers. Clemens has seen his share of good and bad coaches — and he has ideas about what distinguishes the two poles. That’s why Clemens, who was surprised by the phone call from the other side of the country inquiring about his former position coach, insisted the Eagles “got the right guy.”

“Nick has an ability to connect with everybody,” Clemens said. “He does because he cares. And I think that’s one of the biggest things that you have to be able to do at that level. You’re coaching guys that are in their mid-to-late 30s and you’re coaching guys that are in their early 20s. And everybody’s at different times in their careers, has different experiences, different expectations, but Nick has the ability to reach everybody, to connect with everybody.

“He’s a great motivator. His passion is infectious. When you hear him present, you can’t help but get excited — when you hear him speak, when you hear him talk about game plans, things that he likes, what we’re trying to do, how we’re attacking defenses. You can’t help but buy in. Because he’s that type of a leader.”

What stood out to Clemens was Sirianni’s ability to adjust his coaching for each player. Sirianni recognized Rivers’ talent and résumé necessitated a certain approach. It would be different in 2015, when he coached a young group of wide receivers. Clemens said Sirianni “managed the room,” and that doesn’t necessarily require bluster. It required understanding.

“Nick had the ability to treat everybody fair, to treat everybody respectfully, but obviously also not to treat everybody exactly the same,” Clemens said.

In the coach-player relationship, respect is a “two-way street,” Clemens stressed. Sirianni commanded respect with his work ethic and intelligence, but he also knew how to give respect to the players. That allowed him to nurture relationships.

“I loved playing for Nick Sirianni. Absolutely loved it,” Clemens said. “He’s incredibly smart. He works really, really hard. He spends time trying to get to know his players — on and off the field. Like, he cares. He genuinely cares about the individual. He values you more than just your ability to contribute on the field.

“But at the same time, even though he is so smart, he’s open to suggestions, he’s open to feedback, he’s always trying to learn and grow. There’s no ego with Nick.”

The Eagles need Sirianni to ignite a stagnant offense and perhaps fix a quarterback who significantly regressed this season. Rivers didn’t miss a game during Sirianni’s time with the Chargers and was already far enough along in his career that Sirianni will never be credited for helping to develop him.

Sirianni had three Week 1 starting quarterbacks during his three seasons as the Colts’ offensive coordinator, including two who had been accomplished Pro Bowlers. So it would be a stretch to consider Sirianni some kind of quarterback whisperer. But Clemens cautioned against conflating the drilling of quarterback fundamentals with what preparing a quarterback for a game entails. A good quarterbacks coach must know how to mentally prepare a quarterback, and Clemens said Sirianni developed both veterans in San Diego “because of his ability to download and process information.”

That leads to questions about how he’ll approach the offense. Sirianni doesn’t come to Philadelphia with a defined scheme. He’s worked for different coaches and in different systems. He hasn’t called plays in the NFL. So it’s unclear what the Eagles’ offensive identity will be under Sirianni.

From Clemens’ perspective, this is not a negative. Clemens said a problem with some coaches is they install a scheme based on concepts from previous stops, but the league evolves and roster changes. That’s why it’s important to hire a coach and not a system, according to Clemens. Sirianni won’t need a particular style of quarterback to run a successful offense because he’ll be “adapting and adjusting to the circumstances he’s in,” Clemens said.

“I think one of the things that Nick does that I was really impressed with during our time in San Diego … is put guys in position to win,” Clemens said. “He understands matchups, he understands coverages, he understands protections, he understands the run game — and all of that, all the angles, all the little intricacies that, just to be quite frank, you don’t see it from your couch, you don’t see it from the press box, you don’t. You don’t see it, with all due respect. … There’s so much parity in the NFL; the ability to find an advantage, no matter how small, is incredibly valuable and Nick does a great job of doing that on a week-to-week basis. And I think that’s one of his strengths (and) what he’s gonna do in Philly.”

Sirianni will reportedly have Shane Steichen by his side as the offensive coordinator. Steichen also coached the Chargers during Clemens’ tenure. In 2016, Sirianni moved to wide receivers coach and Steichen was promoted to quarterbacks coach during a staff reshuffling. Clemens, who went to Oregon and has mentored Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, gave credit to Steichen for how Herbert adjusted to the NFL this season despite having no formal offseason. He believes the relationship between Siranni and Steichen can alleviate the growing pains that often accompany a new coaching staff.

“Great move,” Clemens said of hiring Steichen. “They’re cut from the same mold — Shane and Nick — when you talk about passion. When you talk about humility, when you talk about just understanding the game at that next level, which not everybody does, but those two do it. They’ll be a pretty dynamic duo in Philly as they get going offensively.”

It might be ambitious for the Eagles to expect the pairing to work the way it did with Doug Pederson and Reich in 2017, although that’s a model the Eagles wouldn’t mind recreating. Reich’s endorsement of Siranni clearly mattered to the Eagles. Clemens emphasized that Reich brought Sirianni to Indianapolis to join his coaching staff in 2018 and Sirianni learned from Reich.

Even though Clemens was first exposed to Sirianni when the coach was 32 and had only one spent one season as an NFL position coach, he was not surprised by the trajectory that landed Sirianni a head coaching job seven years later.

“Oh yeah, you knew from Day 1 that Nick was a riser. … Nick, you knew that his trajectory was up — always,” Clemens said. “Just because he’s a good coach and good coaches rise to the top. They just — they do. So I wasn’t surprised when I saw the announcement. Put it that way.”

Sirianni has a personality that Philadelphia fans might find endearing. Rivers was renowned for his trash talking.

“Nick is not far behind sometimes,” Clemens said.

When wide receiver Keenan Allen burned a cornerback, Sirianni used to let the defender know about it. He exuded passion. But Clemens also spun this characteristic to something bigger: “His players know that he has their back.” Clemens said that if he made an error in a preseason game or if something went wrong on the field, Sirianni served as a shield, protecting the player from superiors.

“He was never, ever going to throw me under the bus to make himself look better,” Clemens said. “He was the guy who would say, ‘No, no, no — that’s my fault.’”

That engendered loyalty among the players. Clemens believes that bond is “absolutely critical” for a head coach and can be underappreciated. It’s part of the reason Clemens vouched for his former quarterbacks coach this week.

“His ability to connect, and to show respect and value,” Clemens said. “He works his tail off, he loves what he’s doing and he’s damn good at it.”

Dave Fipp was announced as the new special teams coordinator for the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, officially ending an eight-year tenure with the Eagles. The Athletic’s Bo Wulf first reported on Saturday that the Eagles had granted Fipp permission to talk with other teams.

Fipp was hired by Chip Kelly in 2013 and retained by Doug Pederson in 2016, and he remained in his post throughout Pederson’s tenure. Fipp’s special-teams units ranked first in DVOA in 2014 and second in 2016. They underachieved (like most of the team) in 2020, finishing 22nd.

“We have a really high standard,” Fipp said before the season finale. “I have a high standard for myself and for the things that we get done on special teams. … It’s definitely not been good enough in any area, certainly not mine, that’s for sure.”

Nonetheless, he’s a tough act to follow. Much like the offense and defense, part of the issue was personnel. When Fipp’s units were at their best, the Eagles invested in veterans such as Chris Maragos and Bryan Braman for special-teams purposes, and they identified young players such as Trey Burton and Kamu Grugier-Hill to fill major roles. They needed more production from bottom-of-the-roster players this season.

One other way the Eagles can improve on special teams in 2021: Use Jalen Reagor more often on punt returns.

Duce Staley is also expected to join the Lions’ coaching staff, according to multiple reports. Staley’s career in Philadelphia doesn’t require description — he’s a revered Eagle who played seven seasons for the team and has been the franchise’s longest-tenured coach, initially joining the staff in 2011.

He’s a notable loss for the Eagles. Staley, who most recently served as running backs coach and assistant head coach, was respected in the locker room and throughout the organization. That respect didn’t lead to a head coaching job in 2016 or this offseason despite interviewing for the position both times. Staley also interviewed for the offensive coordinator job in 2018. The Bears were interested in hiring Staley as offensive coordinator last year, but the Eagles gave him a raise so the request never reached the permission stage.

Nonetheless, the Eagles’ unwillingness to promote Staley to head coach in 2016 and 2021 suggests he might be better served advancing his career elsewhere. Staley hasn’t interviewed for a head coaching job with another team, so perhaps a change could help his candidacy in future years.

Sirianni is still filling his coaching staff. Jonathan Gannon is the incoming defensive coordinator, Steichen is the incoming offensive coordinator, and the offensive staff will include former Colts passing game specialist Kevin Patullo. (Patullo, 39, was the Jets’ quarterbacks coach from 2015 to 2016. He was on Reich’s staff in Indianapolis as the wide receivers coach, but changed roles in 2020 to make room for former Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh.)

Jeff Stoutland is expected to remain as offensive line coach, which is a major boon for the Eagles. He’s been in the role since 2013 and has earned the respect of the Eagles’ Pro Bowl trio of Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson. Stoutland has also been critical in the development of Jordan Mailata.

The Eagles are targeting Tracy Rocker for defensive line coach, according to Yahoo Sports. Rocker was recently hired to Auburn’s staff and has made his way around the SEC. He’s coached at South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas. He was the Titans’ defensive line coach from 2011-13, his lone NFL coaching stint. His son, Kumar Rocker, is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the MLB Draft this year.

The Eagles’ front office is losing former Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, who served as a consultant this season. Dorsey is going to Detroit, where he’ll have a bigger, more-defined role. Despite outside intrigue that Dorsey’s voice could carry more weight in the Eagles organization, his duties aligned with his consultant title. The Eagles have made a number of front-office promotions during the past two seasons, with Andy Weidl, Ian Cunningham, Jeremiah Washburn, Brandon Brown and Alan Wolking all rising to the director level or higher. General manager Howie Roseman discussed relying on the organization’s internal pipeline last offseason after Joe Douglas and Andrew Berry left for new jobs, although that was before a four-win campaign.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 27, 2021, 01:04:01 PM
brian johnson hired as the qb coach in what is really good move

siriani finally hired someone who isnt his buddy
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 27, 2021, 01:28:54 PM
after reading numerous profiles of sirianni i thought kyle pitts jumped into the lead at #6
now with this he moves even further ahead imo
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 27, 2021, 04:01:55 PM
https://youtu.be/lwRHkS912ks
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 27, 2021, 04:03:42 PM
also, TE coach will be Jason Michael, from Indy.

Their TEs were a strength so I'm good with this, and you care what I'm good with.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: QB Eagles on January 27, 2021, 05:10:15 PM
I don't really see a situation where he's given a 2021 roster that's better than the 2020 one, so if he even achieves 5 wins I'm going to consider the coaching staff a move in the right direction.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on January 27, 2021, 05:53:30 PM
He goes 7-9 with this horse shtein there's a parade.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 27, 2021, 06:12:53 PM
10-6, hosts a wildcard game.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 28, 2021, 06:21:40 PM
https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/nick-sirianni-shane-steichen-philadelphia-eagles-ken-whisenhunt-chargers-20210128.html
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 28, 2021, 09:59:48 PM
https://twitter.com/profootballtalk/status/1354986502195982336 21
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: QB Eagles on January 28, 2021, 11:01:55 PM
Intro interview with Spads

https://youtu.be/QcmAJheuBm4
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 29, 2021, 01:03:29 PM
First impressions after watching his first news conference?

Nice guy.  Square as hell.  He’s going to get slaughtered by the media in Philly.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 29, 2021, 01:23:52 PM
Watching his pc is like watching a student do a speech in college in oral communication class. Looking down at his notes, not confident.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: QB Eagles on January 29, 2021, 03:20:07 PM
Nothing more vapid than an introductory PC. Of course the media asks him specific questions about the team and of course he has to give vague responses about a roster he hasn't even begun to evaluate.

After a few months he'll probably learn that it's ok to be a fleshpop to some of these reporters and maybe we'll get to see his real personality more.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 29, 2021, 03:24:47 PM
It was something of an adjustment for me when I passed the age where there were zero players my age or older on the Eagles.

Then that became true of the NFL entire.

Now I'm older than the Eagles head coach. 
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 29, 2021, 05:25:23 PM
I’ve learned to not give a rip about press conferences.

Just win football games.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on January 29, 2021, 05:32:29 PM
It was something of an adjustment for me when I passed the age where there were zero players my age or older on the Eagles.

Then that became true of the NFL entire.

Now I'm older than the Eagles head coach. 

There's still Brady and Brees for me.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 29, 2021, 06:43:19 PM
If I banged his mom while I was in high school I’m old enough to be Sirianni’s sperm donor.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 29, 2021, 07:39:19 PM
I wasn’t going to watch but was watching around the horn where it got it’s own segment and they were all just straight clowning him

I have to say it was really hard to watch...I felt sorry for the poor guy
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 29, 2021, 07:42:13 PM
I got two texts on the way home from people commenting how zesty the PC seemed.

Meh

Call plays and fix the ginger.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 29, 2021, 08:01:09 PM
https://twitter.com/themmqb/status/1355299934476533762 21
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 29, 2021, 08:08:45 PM
he was just stuttering and stammering a lot....i mean not great from a public speaking perspective but

1) still better than doug
2) he was previously a position coach in either SD or division III where maybe once or twice he talks 1 on 1 with a reporter, then as colts oc at most hes doing small breakouts with like the 5 people who cover them. this was his first time ever talking on camera to 100+ people with 1000s watching and he was more or less alone in a room at a podium looking at a screen. its weird! i wouldnt read too much into it

the bigger issue for me is howie running and hiding, jeff ranting for 20 minutes about how he loves duce so much then peacing before anyone can ask him why he settled on this guy, and sirianni being on the job for a week and seemingly having no understanding of any of the players. seemed like a guy who couldnt believe he got an nfl job was like still in shock. maybe because...he was.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Diomedes on January 29, 2021, 08:15:19 PM
wow...that's bad

Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 29, 2021, 10:13:54 PM
This is the first time where I really am annoyed with Lurie.

He’s been a good owner. But he’s getting annoying.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on January 29, 2021, 10:20:47 PM
he got a taste of that asian poon and it went all downhill

how they won the super bowl is beyond comprehension
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 30, 2021, 07:55:49 AM
Nick Sirianni’s recruiting days in Philly: How IUP job prepped him for Eagles

Nick Sirianni arrived in Philadelphia this week via private jet, with an SUV waiting on the tarmac to take him to his new office. His trips here 15 years ago were different.

Sirianni coached wide receivers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a top Division II program located between Pittsburgh and Altoona, from 2006 to 2008. His recruiting territory was Philadelphia. Sirianni’s trips started in the school parking lot, where he’d take a car from the state fleet — usually a white Ford Taurus with a blue government tag. It was a lucky day when a newer model was available.

About 90 minutes into the nearly five-hour ride to Philadelphia, he needed to navigate through a mountain range that could be unforgiving during the December and January recruiting season. There were trips that started at 3 a.m. There were times he needed to return to the school for a 9 a.m. meeting. There were no private airports. Just rest stops.

Sirianni and fellow assistant coach Jim Smith, who was then the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach and is now the defensive coordinator, would set up shop at a King of Prussia hotel to review prospects and itineraries. Smith had experience recruiting in the area and warned Sirianni about Philadelphia traffic, which the native of Jamestown, N.Y. (population of about 30,000), wasn’t prepared for on his first visit. He was awestruck by Philadelphia’s version of rush hour. General manager Howie Roseman has a lot to cover in bringing Sirianni up to speed, but the Schuylkill Expressway won’t need to be on the list.

Sirianni might be new to Philadelphia. Philadelphia isn’t new to him. He walked through many of the top area high schools — from those in the city limits to stretches of Montgomery County, up to Bucks County and down to Delco.

“It’s awesome to know that he’s going to be back in those areas, those places where we used to drive through, those school districts and those neighborhoods,” Smith said.

The DII recruiting circuit can be challenging. Sirianni needed to convince Philly-area players, including some who might have hoped for a bigger name, that he offered the best opportunity. More than a decade later, he must do it again.

Sirianni agreed to become the Eagles’ coach last week, emerging as a surprise choice to replace Doug Pederson after an impressive interview. Soon after he accepted the job, he sent a message to Lou Tepper, who was the head coach at IUP during Sirianni’s three years with the Crimson Hawks.

“I can’t thank you enough for giving me Philadelphia as my recruiting area 15 years ago,” Sirianni wrote, according to Tepper.

Sirianni owes his start at IUP, in part, to medical sales.

Tepper, who had coached five seasons at Illinois in the early 1990s, left Edinboro for IUP in 2006. After he formed a new staff, his offensive coordinator left for a job in medical sales. Smith, who had moved from linebackers coach to wide receivers coach, was promoted to passing game coordinator.

Tepper needed to find someone to coach wide receivers — and do it on an entry-level salary. Sirianni, who played at Mount Union and worked with the defensive backs for the Division III powerhouse for two seasons, was recommended by IUP assistant D.K. McDonald.

“When he interviewed with us, he blew us away,” Tepper said. “Even in a Division II environment, there were 20 people who would have taken that job even at the low pay. … But he was by far and away the best interviewer.”

Sirianni was knowledgeable, confident and prepared. He brought written material, which Tepper said wasn’t as common at the time. He controlled the interview despite being only 24. He didn’t act like he knew everything, but he showed that he would work to learn anything. Tepper predicted this week that Sirianni came across to the Eagles’ decision-makers the same way he did that day to the IUP staff — “smart, energetic, a direct guy.”

“Hire him before he leaves the building,” then-defensive coordinator Paul Tortorella told the other assistants.

“He hit a home run, basically,” said Tortorella, who’s now the IUP head coach. “He was knowledgeable. He answered all the questions that he was asked. Very humble. Just really had a way about him that said we can use this guy to help us get better.”

Although Sirianni had not coached wide receivers, it was thought that his time working with defensive backs at Mount Union had enhanced his understanding of the position he played in college. It was also evident that he grew up in a coaching family.

“You go into New York and mention the name Sirianni, which one of the guys are they going to talk about first?” Tepper said.

McDonald became Sirianni’s closest confidant on the staff. McDonald, an Ohio native who is now the safeties coach at Iowa State, had known Sirianni since his Mount Union days. They even lived together — “coaches not making a whole bunch of money, we were trying to find a way to survive,” McDonald said. They were in their 20s with ambition and talent. McDonald was later a groomsman in Sirianni’s wedding; Sirianni was in McDonald’s wedding, too.

“Hopefully his wife got him to clean up a lot more than he did when he lived with me,” McDonald said.

Cleaning came secondary to coaching. Sirianni’s best player was Norristown native Ken Witter, who totaled 133 catches for 1,550 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2007 and 2008, finishing his career No. 3 in program history in receptions and in the top 10 in receiving yards.

“He maximized Ken Witter’s talent,” Smith said.

It wasn’t just players atop the depth chart. Roy-Al Edwards, a Media native, redshirted as a freshman in 2007 and spent that year on the scout team. Sirianni coached Edwards as if he played Witter’s role on the team. Edwards was supposed to give the defense certain looks. But if Edwards ran 9 yards on a 10-yard route, Sirianni noticed. They watched film of the scout-team snaps, dissecting every one. They went to the racquetball court to catch tennis balls with one hand to work on hand-eye coordination.

“I’ll be honest: He was the best coach I ever had, and I’m not just saying that,” Edwards said.

One of Edwards’ teammates was cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, a DII All-American who was a 2010 fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

“The way that you practice made me a better player,” Owusu-Ansah once told Edwards.

“That’s only because of Coach Sirianni,” Edwards responded.

Sirianni’s duties, at least in his eyes, didn’t end with coaching. There was a running joke among the coaches that he also fancied himself as a trainer. Sirianni, who suffered a bad calf injury in college, would have his receivers perform an ankle stretch he developed that included resistance bands. He was convinced it could reduce high-ankle sprains. The effectiveness of this part of his repertoire remains up for debate more than his ability to develop receivers.

“He had a treatment that was off the wall,” Tepper said. “It was kind of his own home-brewed treatment, and he believed in it sincerely. Our trainers kind of looked at him cross-eyed, but they allowed him to use it with his receivers. And sure enough, it was effective. … He got ripped a little bit about not only being a wide receiver coach but being a trainer as well — an ankle trainer.”

“It actually worked,” Tortorella said. “But you had to follow it from A to Z. The players were looking at him like he was crazy.”

“He swore by it,” McDonald said. “I don’t know if it was medically proven that it necessarily worked. I think it was more of a placebo effect than anything.”

Regardless, it was an example of the way Sirianni thought about his players. Multiple people who were interviewed remarked how much he cares about those around him and the effect that had on the players and coaches. McDonald noted that Sirianni wasn’t a “cookie-cutter coach” — the way he connected went beyond coaching.

Edwards tore an ACL, an MCL and a meniscus during his second year on campus. He lived five hours from family and faced a long recovery.

Sirianni waited for Edwards at the hospital. Sirianni brought Edwards to his house and watched over him, making sure Edwards ate and recovered as required.

“I never had a coach care so much,” Edwards said.

Before Edwards arrived on campus, Sirianni arranged a meeting for him with Witter at the Bahama Breeze in the King of Prussia Mall to make sure Edwards would have a mentor and familiar face at IUP.

“When Nick left,” Smith said, “(the wide receivers) room suffered a big blow because they loved him, man.”

Sirianni was never shy about the possibility of leaving. He encouraged his players to dream big — even at a DII school. It might require outsized ambition to think one will go from wide receiver at IUP to the NFL, but it takes a similar ambition to go from coaching wide receivers at IUP to head coach in the NFL.

“He would talk about it because that was a goal of his,” Edwards said. “He would say, ‘If it’s a goal of yours to get to the NFL, I’m going to try to get you there. Because it’s a goal of mine.’”

Sirianni developed a relationship with Todd Haley that stemmed from a chance encounter at a western New York YMCA during his college playing days. When Haley became the Kansas City Chiefs’ coach in 2009, Sirianni wondered whether he should reach out. Smith told him to send an email. Haley responded the next day. They eventually met at the combine that February to discuss a quality control job. Sirianni prepared for the interview with the other IUP coaches, breaking down offensive protections.

“They’re hiring you as the quality control — they’re not going to want you to come in there and install their protection!” Smith told him. “They want to meet you, know you can work.”

Sirianni earned a job offer. His colleagues weren’t surprised. Tortorella had suggested that IUP needed to hire Sirianni before he could leave the building during his first interview, and his conviction only strengthened during Sirianni’s three years with the program. Tortorella had worked at IUP for 11 years before Sirianni arrived and had seen coaches advance to the NFL. He made another strong declaration when Sirianni’s chance came.

“He’s on his journey now,” Tortorella said at the time. “He’s going to be going to places.”

Tepper had a strict policy that coaches on the recruiting trail had to wear a coat and tie during school visits.

“Nick was always dressed to the T, man,” Smith said. “He used to have this gray pinstripe suit that he wore.”

They were meeting at Strath Haven High in Delco to try to convince a wide receiver who had a competing offer as a preferred walk-on at Penn State. Smith had been recruiting the prospect and wanted Sirianni to get time with him, too. It was an unseasonably warm Thursday afternoon and the last visit on their schedule. Smith turned to Sirianni and said they should ditch the jackets. Sirianni was reluctant to go against the rules.

“It’s both of us,” Smith said.

“If you’re going to do it, I’ll do it,” Sirianni said, according to Smith.

After all, Tepper was on the other side of the state. How would he find out?

Except the IUP coaches weren’t the only ones visiting that day. They bumped into a Penn State assistant, which in itself could flummox any recruiter from a DII school. But the competition was less of an immediate concern than the fact that the Nittany Lions assistant had once worked for Tepper.

He exchanged pleasantries and told them to say hello to Tepper. He added that when he coached at Illinois, the assistants needed to wear a coat and tie on the road.

“He must be getting easy on you guys,” the assistant said of Tepper.

Sirianni and Smith looked at each other thinking, “He’s not going to tell Tep, right?”

“So we go in and we see this kid and come back out and Nick was so nervous about Coach Tepper finding out about whether we had our coat and tie on,” Smith recalled with a laugh.

In the room, though, Sirianni hit the right notes. He outlined the opportunity at IUP. He discussed how the player would be coached. He showed why he and IUP offered the best fit for someone from the Philadelphia area who had other options.

It worked. That player was Edwards.

Fourteen years later, this much remains true: Sirianni could always nail the interview.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Rome on January 30, 2021, 08:29:21 AM
It’s no secret that the Philly sports media are a collection of cynical bullying iceholes.  That’s why I cringed several times yesterday.  The guy seems like a nice, even-tempered man but he has no clue about what he’s wandered into.  I don’t see any way Lurie could have prepared him for what’s coming and maybe in the end it really won’t matter.  If he’s successful he will stick around and if he isn’t, the jackals will be there to tear him to pieces. 
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on January 30, 2021, 08:58:36 AM
all that’s true but if that presser is any indication he doesn’t seem ready for the Jacksonville media
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: TAFKASD on January 30, 2021, 11:18:51 AM
PC was beyond brutal but not gonna judge him on that...like any coach/draft pick I’ll give him a year to see what he’s got...I’m not expecting much but Andy/Doug first years weren’t good but people could see they were heading in the right direction.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on February 08, 2021, 03:18:29 PM
Duce replacement

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UK RB Coach Jemal Singleton is leaving Kentucky to go to the Philadelphia Eagles where he has been named RB Coach and Assistant Head Coach
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on February 08, 2021, 03:47:47 PM
token brotha position
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 08, 2021, 07:57:36 PM
Their Qb coach is black
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on February 08, 2021, 08:07:19 PM
He's got a marginally better chance of being promoted than the RB coach, then.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: ice grillin you on February 08, 2021, 08:55:33 PM
Their Qb coach is black

Look out Bruce Arian’s here come the Eagles
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: General_Failure on February 08, 2021, 09:11:05 PM
They're riding high in the Arians Nation right now.
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: MDS on February 11, 2021, 10:23:26 PM
they hired like 10 different low level grunt work assistants and its all white dudes, at least one of whom is Someone's Son.

can't give a woman a crack here because you just have to hire alex tanney to spend 18 hours a day watching tape which of course comes with the prerequisite of having a penis
Title: Re: Nick Sirianni - Head Coach
Post by: Don Ho on February 12, 2021, 03:55:19 AM
They're riding high in the Arians Nation right now.

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