Jim Bob Cooter to be special advisor for Eagles
For the last few weeks, it’s been unknown what former college coach Jim Bob Cooter’s role was with the Philadelphia Eagles. But during Nick Sirianni’s press conference yesterday, we finally got some clarification as to what he will be doing. Cooter will be a special consultant for the team, which means he is an adviser to help Sirianni with the offense.
“As far as Jim Bob goes, we brought him in as a consultant. I’ve worked with him in the past. He was my assistant wide-out coach in Kansas City, so I worked with him in the past. Obviously, he’s got a lot of experience, and he’s a great football mind. I think very highly of him.
So, he’s doing special projects for me and consulting here, which has been great. If I see a play or if we talk about a play that — I just think this is really important. When you put a new play into your system that you maybe saw on tape, I think it’s very easy for a coach to do that and be like, ‘Oh, I saw that on tape. This looks great. I’m just going to throw it my offense.” – Nick Sirianni on Jim Bob Cooter
Jim Bob Cooter has been around the NFL for over a decade, most notably as the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions from 2016 through 2018. Most recently, Cooter was the running backs coach for the New York Jets for the last two seasons.
Having these former coordinators and assistants in these advisor roles is not uncommon at all. Doug Pederson had several, including Marty Mornhinweg, alongside a few others. A problem could arise if Sirianni leans too much on these former coaches as a young coach, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem so far. Philadelphia kicks off their season in just five days against the Atlanta Falcons.
(insert joke about Jim’s last name here)
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