Eagles Coaching Search: Philadelphia Interviews Ken Whisenhunt

People thought they had the names narrowed down to two men, Denver’s Mike McCoy and Seattle’s Gus Bradley, but the Philadelphia Eagles keep pulling out surprises. One day after announcing they interviewed long-time Ravens head coach Brian Billick, the team announced that it also interviewed Arizona’s Ken Whisenhunt (the same day it interviewed Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator Jay Gruden).

The team continues to look for coaches with NFL head coaching experience. Whisenhunt, who has been interviewed by the San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, and Buffalo Bills already, was fired after this season by the Arizona Cardinals. Whisenhunt’s Cardinals went 45-51 in the six seasons under him, but they managed to appear in Super Bowl XLIII (ironically by beating the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game). He is 4-2 in the postseason.

Whisenhunt is yet another offensive guru who has interested the Eagles at times. Others include Jay Gruden, Billick, McCoy, and Chip Kelly. He is another guy who developed a strong offense but had the help of a solid defensive coordinator; in recent years the lack of a solid quarterback has severely affected his ability to gameplan, so it is concerning whether he’ll be able to develop Nick Foles.

This interview adds another name to the list of guys the Eagles have interviewed and are still available. Those include Jay Gruden, Brian Billick, Mike McCoy, Gus Bradley, Mike Nolan, and Keith Armstrong among others.


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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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