Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:02 AM
A league source tells Derrick Gunn of CSN Philadelphia that new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is trying to convince Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to take the same position in Philadelphia.
Grantham joined Georgia in 2010 and guided the Bulldogs to the nation's 18th-ranked scoring defense this past season (19.6 points against per game).
Grantham does have NFL experience with previous stints as an assistant with Dallas, Cleveland, Houston and Indianapolis.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:34 AM
My bet is that Kelly and new DC will clean house on the defensive side and get players in here that want to bleed Eagle Green.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:56 AM
The personnel part means very little - this isn't a one year turnaround situation, so if a solid DC runs the 3-4, the players immediately on hand don't have to fit it perfectly right now.
And if it's Grantham, I hope that means there's a chance of taking Jarvis Jones at #4.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:57 AM
I think Kelly's reputation is that he'll adjust the scheme to them. Supposedly he loves the attacking aggressive style which is cool. I don't think he's "it has to be a 3-4" guy though. If the DC he hires wants a 3-4 or a 4-3 from what I can tell he leaves it to his coaches.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:12 AM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:23 AM
Cox could be a end in a 3-4, Kendricks could move back to his MLB position and would be nice there in a 3-4. When graham was drafted many experts said he would be good as a outside pass rusher in a 3-4. As for Cole, he would not fit, and would not be worth the money hes being paid to be in on situational downs. Curry who knows, could try him outside, if it works great, if not, he can be put in on situational pass rush downs.
Just cause a coach is a 3-4 base doesnt mean they dont throw in 4 man fronts. So you can use hand down pass rushers as well on the team. Look at the ravens, they mix both in all the time. I dont mind a 3-4. gets you faster on the field, esp in todays NFL. Not to mention the 3-4 you can hide zone blitzes etc alot better.
Either way 3-4, 4-3 this Defense needs to be rebuilt. This should be a intresting offseason.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:59 AM
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