2020 Coaching Carousel part 2
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Noteworthy Newcomers: Offensive coaches Press Taylor, Rich Scangarello
Head coach Doug Pederson shook up his staff by firing offensive coordinator Mike Groh and adding Rich Scangarello as senior offensive assistant, Andrew Breiner as pass-game analyst and promoting Press Taylor to pass-game coordinator. In addition, former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg returns to Philadelphia as a senior offensive consultant to Pederson.
The Eagles aren’t the first team to forgo having a conventional coordinator. And they aren’t the first to split those duties between run and pass game coordinators under a play-calling head coach.
How it will all work out remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: Pederson will be responsible for trying to piece the puzzle together. Fortunately, his approach to crafting and implementing an offense has always been collaborative. And he has previously done so with assistants who didn’t necessarily come from a similar background in terms of scheme.
But the hierarchy will be different and there will be more prominent voices in the room. Pederson said that he believed Taylor “has a bright future as a coordinator” and that he will “groom him” for that possibility. The 32-year-old Taylor will have more say in game planning – he previously oversaw the red zone specifically – and will run the offensive meetings, according to Pederson. That said, Scangarello will also have his fingerprints on all facets of the offense.
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Harris is senior editor at FootballDiehards.com; follow him on Twitter @footballdiehard