Eagles Fire D-Line Coach Jim Washburn
The Philadelphia Eagles have fired another position coach, and according to reports, he may have been the first coach that needed to be fired.
Crossing Broad is reporting that the Eagles and Andy Reid have relieved defensive line coach Jim Washburn of his duties immediately.
Washburn is credited with bring the “wide nine” defensive front to Philadelphia with emphasises sacks and pressure over run defense.
The Eagles have replaced Washburn with Tommy Brasher who was the teams d-line coach in 1985, and again from 1999-2005.
Washburn had been fuming for a week over the release of pass rush specialist Jason Babin.
Reports are circulating that one Eagles coach labeled Washburn a “cancer,” and was happy to see him go.
Tim McManus a columnist for Philly Mag took one step further stating that tensions were growing amongst the Eagles defensive line.
Andy Reid of course released a statement last night after the teams 8th straight loss.
“Jim is a fine football coach and we appreciate the efforts he gave to this team over the past two years. However, I determined that it was in the team’s best interest that we move in a different direction in terms of trying to maximize the production of that position group We look forward to having Tommy Brasher back on board to work with the defensive line.”
Four more weeks to go, and plenty more people to fire.
Nnamdi needs to be next.