Duce Staley should become the Eagles next head coach

As the Eagles continue to search for a new head coach after firing Doug Pederson, it turns out they already have his replacement within the organization which happens to be running backs coach Duce Staley. Here’s why I’m all for Duce becoming our next head coach.

The Philly experience

Duce Staley played in Philadelphia for seven seasons from 1997–2003, and he’s been coaching here since 2011. Out of all the candidates that the Eagles have interviewed so far, no one has the experience that Staley does when it comes to performing in Philly whether that would be as a player or as a coach. This is the toughest city to perform in, and Staley already knowing what it takes to win in this city is a big bonus.

Relationships with the players

We already know that he has close relationships with Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, but after seeing what former Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins tweeted, we now know that he is a respected leader throughout the entire lockeroom. Jenkins then went back onto twitter, and made yet another tweet that happens to be a picture of Staley. Him being a former player in this league will make it easier for him to bond and form relationships with the players.

Loyalty

Staley has been nothing but loyal to the Eagles organization. He was with this organization when Andy Reid and Chip Kelly got canned, and now Doug Pederson. He’s been around forever and deserves a crack at head coach.

Player development

Under Staley, former Eagle Lesean McCoy had over 1600 rushing yards back in 2013. From 2010–2014 McCoy was one of the NFL’s premier backs. Darren Sproles made three straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2014–2016. Now he’s been developing Miles Sanders who recently just got added to the Pro Bowl roster and is coming off a successful sophomore campaign.

Hiring someone who has so many ties within the organization, and has been here for ten years would be to hard to pass up.

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Temple University | WHIP Radio | Philly sports Phanatic | Work Hard Play Hard