It’s hard to imagine that it will have any impact at this stage, but the Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday morning that they have relieved defensive line coach Jim Washburn of his duties. It’s no secret that Washburn and the widely criticized Wide Nine scheme would be headed out the door with head coach Andy Reid at the end of the season. But Reid decided to hasten the process.
Washburn will be replaced by Tommy Brasher, who previously held the Eagles defensive line coach position in 1985 and again from 1999-2005.
The Eagles issued the following statement:
“Jim is a fine football coach and we appreciate the efforts he gave to this team over the past two years,” said head coach Andy Reid. “However, I determined that it was in the team’s best interest that we move in a different direction in terms of trying to maximize the production of that position group. We look forward to having Tommy Brasher back on board to work with the defensive line.”
Eight straight losses was evidently the straw that broke the camel’s back. But what good does it do at this point? What further warning signs will have any meaningful impact on the remainder of the season?
The ugly implosion of the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles continues. Who will be the next victim–and when will Reid meet his demise?