Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to call in plays for Nick Sirianni
Nick Sirianni spoke with the media yesterday, stating that he would be the play-caller for the Philadelphia Eagles offense this season. This decision doesn’t come as a shock, however the way he will deliver those plays is interesting. Offensive coordinator Shane Steichen will phone in the plays to Jalen Hurts and the offense for Sirianni. Shane Steichen was the OC for the Chargers before Sirianni hired him this past offseason.
The reason behind this is decision from Sirianni is so he can communicate with the other coaches before calling in the play.
“We’ve been in that situation before. That’s just so I can talk to other people, too, and make some notes here. I just think that’s the communication that he hears every day in practice, and that’s why we’ll do it like that in the game.”
There was no specification as to if this is just the preseason or the plan for the entire season, but it’s not a crazy idea. Frank Reich used to call in plays for Doug Pederson when he was in Philadelphia. Sirianni explained that their plays are based on numbers that Hurts has access to on his wristband, so nothing will be lost in translation when Shane Steichen is relaying info.
It will be exciting to see how this team operates in a real game situation when they play their first preseason game on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jalen Hurts will be playing and got the starting nod, with a majority of the healthy starters likely seeing decent time.
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