The Eagles may have new offensive and defensive coordinators before too long because Marty Mornhinweg will be interviewed for the Oakland Raiders head coaching job this week according to the NFL Network. The Raiders are looking for a new head coach after the firing of Hue Jackson. Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will also interview for the position.
Who knows, Mornhinweg may get a shot at the Indianapolis Colts position as well. Yesterday Colts owner Jim Irsay and former Eagles Director of Personnel Ryan Grigson who is the current Colts GM fired head coach Jim Caldwell. It wouldn’t be a stretch to see Grigson use his influence to bring Mornhinweg in for an interview.
This development could make Andy Reid’s coaching search much more complicated. If Mornhinweg does leave I think it could leave Reid with an opportunity to correct something that’s been a problem with the football team. Both Reid and Mornhinweg love to throw the football. If they were to bring in an offensive coordinator in place of Mornhinweg who loved to run the ball, it could make the Birds a more balanced offense. Reid loves to throw it and if his offensive coordinator loved to run the ball, they could balance each other out.
We’ll keep you posted on the developments.