Could Mornhinweg Fly the Coup?
One move in the NFL can set off a series of rumors and that's exactly what happened today when the Colts fired head coach Jim Caldwell.
Shortly after that firing, a game of connect the dots began that first linked former Eagles defensive coach Steve Spagnuolo to Indianapolis to work with former Eagles Director of player personnel Ryan Girgson. Spagnuolo and Grigson worked in Philadelphia together from 2004-2006.
As for Spagnuolo, he will reportedly meet with the Saints on Wednesday to interview for their defensive coordinator job which was just vacated by Greg Williams who left to be a part of Jeff Fisher's staff in St. Louis - which of course was where Spagnuolo was just let go from.
The next domino came out in Oakland where it was announced that Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg would interview for the Raiders head coaching gig. Mornhinweg has ties to Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie having worked with McKenzie in Green Bay in the mid-90sthe Bay Area. Mornhinweg also coached in the bay area from 1997-2000 as a quarterback coach with the 49ers.
The Eagles' plans for Juan Castillo are still unclear and with Mornhinweg interviewing for head coaching gigs, the Eagles could be on the look-out for both a defensive coordinator and an offensive coordinator.
Most NFL people think Spagnuolo will end up with the Eagles, but what if Mornhinweg flies the coup, what then? Could 49ers offensive coordinator and South Jersey native Greg Roman be a candidate?
Roman told the Sports Bash: "My family lives in Ventnor and I have a lot of roots in the surrounding area, so does that make the east coast more appealing? You're darn right it does."
Does that mean Roman is even on the radar in Philadelphia? Probably not. But would he be interested if Mornhinweg leaves? Maybe, maybe not...but the feeling is the allure of the east coast, being close to home might be enough for him to come here.