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footstepsfrom#27
01-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Is this our next DC? ESPN says this is who McDaniels wants...thoughts?

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/CoachBios.asp?coach_id=10

Sean McDermott
Secondary Coach

http://assets.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/coaches/headshots/thumbs/10.jpg


One of the brightest, young defensive minds in the league, Sean McDermott enters his 10th season in Philadelphia. McDermott was named secondary coach on January 28, 2008, after a successful one-year stint as linebackers coach last season.

"I don't think there are a lot of secondary coaches that are as good as Sean McDermott," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. "He was a phenomenal linebackers coach and, really, his versatility I just think is second to none."

The linebacking group flourished under McDermott in 2007 as two youngsters Omar Gaither (team-leading 170 tackles and 14 hurries) and Chris Gocong (92 tackles, including 7 for a loss) progressed into full-time starters for the first time in their careers.

From 2004-06, McDermott served as the Eagles secondary/safeties coach. In 2004, he saw both of his starting safeties (Brian Dawkins and Michael Lewis) earn Pro Bowl berths for the first time in team history. Under McDermott's watch, Dawkins went on to earn two more Pro Bowl berths following the 2005 and 2006 seasons. In addition, McDermott has been credited with the development of Eagles S Quintin Mikell.

McDermott worked as the Eagles assistant secondary coach in 2003 and as the club's defensive assistant/quality control coach from 2001-02, working with the linebacker position. In all, McDermott is the longest tenured defensive assistant coach under Jim Johnson.

Under McDermott's watch, one of his players (Dawkins twice, Lewis and Gaither) has been the most productive player on defense in four out of the last five years.

McDermott originally joined the Eagles in 1998 as a scouting administrative coordinator, a position he held until being promoted to assistant to the head coach in 1999.

From 1993-97, McDermott was a safety at the College of William and Mary, earning all-conference honors in 1997, Academic all-conference honors in 1996 and 1997, and NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America accolades. In 1998, he was the recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Ewell Award for his tremendous leadership and excellence on campus and in the community. In the spring of 1998, McDermott began his coaching career at William and Mary.

A 1993 graduate of LaSalle HS, McDermott was named All-Southeastern Pennsylvania at defensive back in 1992. An all-around athlete, he was also a national prep school wrestling champion in his junior and senior year and lettered twice in track.

In 2005, McDermott was named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-Catholic league team for standout players over the last three decades.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, McDermott (born 3/21/74) earned a bachelor degree in finance while at William and Mary. He enjoys exercising, playing golf and is an active member of the Church. He and his wife, Jamie, and their newborn daughter, Madeline, reside in Phoenixville, PA.

Sean McDermott's Coaching Timeline

1994-97 William & Mary *Safety
1998 William & Mary Graduate Assistant
2000 Philadelphia Assistant to Head Coach
2001 Philadelphia Defensive Assistant/Quality Control
2002-03 Philadelphia Assistant Defensive Backs
2004-06 Philadelphia Secondary/Safeties
2007 Philadelphia Linebackers
2008- Philadelphia Secondary

Hallside
01-11-2009, 06:56 PM
It's a very exciting resume. The youth movement would be in full swing.

TonyR
01-11-2009, 06:57 PM
I'm all for it. I called for this guy over a week ago in a thread. This way we get a guy behind the Pats' offense and the Jim Johnson/Eagles defense. Young coaching staff. I love it.

ludo21
01-11-2009, 06:57 PM
I like it if this is true. Comes from a great defense and boss is a stud.

He has learned how to teach a lot of different positions it looks like, so that will be good.

Lets go with the ALL UNDER 35 Mantra for our coaches! might as well now

dbfan4life
01-11-2009, 06:58 PM
It's a very exciting resume. The youth movement would be in full swing.

Yeah but the youth movement should be on the field, not in the coaching dept.

TonyR
01-11-2009, 06:59 PM
Now we have to root for the Arizona Cardinals this weekend so we can hire the guy!

Hallside
01-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Yeah but the youth movement should be on the field, not in the coaching dept.

lol generally true.

As far as I can tell, however, McDaniels has the best, youngest and freshest offensive mind in the league. Let's try our best to get the same thing on the other side. :)

lookin' glass
01-11-2009, 07:01 PM
If he's the new DC I hope he knows the DL as well as he appears to know LBs and DBs.

2KBack
01-11-2009, 07:08 PM
I'm guessing this guy has learned plenty in 10 years under Jim Johnson. Having a guy like this, and from my favorite D system, would go far in making me feel better about the McDaniels hiring.

Gcver2ver3
01-11-2009, 07:11 PM
well if we aren't getting Spags, at least we're still getting a student of JJ regime...

i look forward to a very aggressive blitzing defense next season...

summerdenver
01-11-2009, 07:13 PM
Denver post is reporting that Broncos will hire Capers.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11430967

Ray Finkle
01-11-2009, 07:17 PM
McDermott is tied to the Eagles unless they let him leave.

Drek
01-11-2009, 07:25 PM
He'd be an excellent pickup. Good young talent.

Drek
01-11-2009, 07:26 PM
McDermott is tied to the Eagles unless they let him leave.

He can leave for a promotion, no matter what they might want.

ColoradoDarin
01-11-2009, 07:27 PM
McDaniels & McDermott, that's a combo I would like.

montrose
01-11-2009, 07:28 PM
McDermott is tied to the Eagles unless they let him leave.

He could leave for a promotion to DC, but it looks like Capers will get the job.

Broncoman13
01-11-2009, 07:30 PM
I would prefer McDermott but Capers has had a lot of success on the defensive side of the ball!

ludo21
01-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Capers....umm

Rohirrim
01-11-2009, 07:33 PM
A source also said the team will hire Dom Capers, who was the head coach of expansion teams Carolina and then Houston. He was an assistant/secondary coach with the Patriots this season after serving eight years as an NFL head coach.

:flush:

Ray Finkle
01-11-2009, 07:35 PM
He could leave for a promotion to DC, but it looks like Capers will get the job.

Mort reported it is in his contract, he can only leave for a HC job.

Lestat
01-11-2009, 07:35 PM
i like that. Jim Johnson disciples tend to make very good DC's. if he employs the same type of defense and brings in a great DL coach this defense might do some serious good.

frerottenextelway
01-11-2009, 07:37 PM
He could leave for a promotion to DC, but it looks like Capers will get the job.

You can only leave if the promotion is to HC, not to DC. The eagles could let him leave, but it would be up to them.

SoDak Bronco
01-11-2009, 07:38 PM
this guy over capers any day

TonyR
01-11-2009, 07:41 PM
this guy over capers any day

I thought that at first, too. But thinking about it, Capers has been a very good DC. Plus, we need some experience at the top to help out a young HC. Capers brings that, McDermott doesn't.

orange crusher
01-11-2009, 07:43 PM
I'd rather have Capers, a guy that has had plenty of experience as a DC. With McDaniels as HC, I want someone that can come in and run with the defensive side of the ball.

Dudeskey
01-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Keeps us in the 4-3. Could minimize the amount of personnel changes needed to get this defense on track

BigPlayShay
01-11-2009, 07:44 PM
McDaniels & McDermott, that's a combo I would like.

McBroncos.

baja
01-11-2009, 07:55 PM
I remember this guy he played a sperm in Woody Allan's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex but were Afraid to Ask"

http://assets.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/coaches/headshots/thumbs/10.jpg

broncosteven
01-11-2009, 07:59 PM
...

From 1993-97, McDermott was a safety at the College of William and Mary, earning all-conference honors in 1997, Academic all-conference honors in 1996 and 1997, and NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America accolades. In 1998, he was the recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Ewell Award for his tremendous leadership and excellence on campus and in the community. In the spring of 1998, McDermott began his coaching career at William and Mary.


...
1994-97 William & Mary *Safety
1998 William & Mary Graduate Assistant



I said oh no
William and mary wont do
Chorus:
Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And Im never going back
To my old school

(Jae)
01-12-2009, 05:00 PM
Is this still possible?

Rohirrim
01-12-2009, 05:16 PM
Why would we want Ron Howard as our DC?

Hey, where's the Fonz?

McLuvin
01-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Man im pretty much on board with anything Pat and MCD is on board with. MCD sold me and is so smart.

Bob
01-12-2009, 05:33 PM
I like it if this is true. Comes from a great defense and boss is a stud.

He has learned how to teach a lot of different positions it looks like, so that will be good.

Lets go with the ALL UNDER 35 Mantra for our coaches! might as well now

Yeah, great we go from the Mastermind to Jimmy Neutron, and all of his cartoon buddies...

Rohirrim
01-12-2009, 05:35 PM
Yeah, great we go from the Mastermind to Jimmy Neutron, and all of his cartoon buddies...

LOL

Drek
01-12-2009, 06:03 PM
Keeps us in the 4-3. Could minimize the amount of personnel changes needed to get this defense on track

Minimize personnel changes, thats rich.

We got about four guys on our team who belong even in another team's active rotation on defense. Two of them are corners who can play just as well in a 3-4 as a 4-3.

Yeah, going to a 3-4 is going to require us to lose so much of the premium talent in our front seven. What'll we do without Webster, Winborn, Engelberger, et al.

Sir_Robin
01-12-2009, 06:14 PM
Hmmmm.....perhaps we could find a Mc for special times.