Wide Receiver Coach Aaron Morehead Set to Return to the Eagles Next Year
Per Geoff Mosher of the Inside the Birds Podcast, new Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni will be bringing back wide receiver coach Aaron Morehead. This will be the first time in a while where the Eagles will have the same wide receiver coach in back to back years.
Morehead joined the team with a huge task at hand. The Eagles have been weak at the wide receiver position for years, as they have yet to have a receiver reach over 1,000 yards since Jeremy Maclin in 2014. The Eagles receivers this past year were put in a bad spot from the bad play of Carson Wentz and a shaky offensive line, but they still managed to have an increase in total touchdowns from the position. With Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson on the team, the Eagles were in a bad spot to have flexibility on the roster.
First-round pick Jalen Reagor has a very good connection with Morehead as his father Monate Reagor played with Morehead on the Indianapolis Colts. A cool story from this past season involved rookie John Hightower and Morehead. After the opener against Washington, Morehead thought that Hightower played timid and he made sure to let him know that.
“I thought he played a little timid and I told him that,” said Moorehead. “I said if you want DBs to be pushing and shoving you all year long then go out there and play timid. They’re going to treat you like that.”
Next thing you know, on the first play in week two against the Rams, Hightower got into a shoving match with pro bowl corner Jalen Ramsey.
“I said, ‘There it is, there’s the competitive juices coming out of him,’” said Moorehead. “He basically went out there and said, I’m not going to let you push me around and he’s done it every game.”
From John Hightower to Travis Fulgham to Greg Ward, and, Jalen Reagor, it looks like Aaron Morehead is good with developing younger players. Nick Sirianni made the right decision by keeping Aaron Morehead around.
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