Report: Dave Fipp granted permission to explore other coaching opportunities
After blocking the Detroit Lions’ request a few days ago, the Eagles are now allowing Dave Fipp to interview with other teams. The flip-flopping on their stance with Fipp is a confusing turn of events, but good news regardless. The reasoning for this change is likely because the Eagles wanted to give Nick Sirianni a chance to retain the special teams coordinator.
Allowing Fipp this opportunity likely means he will not be returning to Philadelphia next season. The Eagles special teams groups have been amongst the worst in the last few seasons, never ranking above 15th over the previous four seasons. One of the largest issues being the lack of Jalen Reagor on punt returns.
During his first few seasons, Fipp’s special team units had been some of the best in the league, but they have gone significantly downhill since. Before Fipp, the only other news with Pederson’s old staff was Jeff Stoutland did not receive the Alabama offensive line job earlier this week. It is unclear what will happen to Duce Staley, Press Taylor, or any of the other assistants under Sirianni.
Fipp should land on his feet and, like many other coaches, could use a new change of scenery. The Eagles new staff could be taking shape this upcoming week with a possibility that a defensive coordinator could already be in place.
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