Dave Fipp Leaving Philadelphia To Work For Another NFL Team
Long Time Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp will be moving on to a new team for the 2021 NFL season after eight years in Philadelphia. Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles granted Dave Fipp permission to interview for other jobs around the NFL and according to Detroit Free Press Lions Beat Writer Dave Birkett, Dave Fipp is expected to join new Lions' Head Coach Dan Campbell's staff as their Special Teams Coordinator. Fipp and Campbell were apart of the Miami Dolphins Coaching Staffs for the 2011 and 2012 seasons with Fipp serving as Assistant Special Teams Coach and Campbell as Tight Ends Coach.
Dave Fipp came to Philadelphia as a member of Chip Kelly's staff in 2013 and was a hold over from the previous coaching staff when the Eagles hired Doug Pederson in 2016. During his time as the organization Special Teams Coordinator, the Eagles ranked second in the NFL in Special Teams Touchdowns (12, with four Kickoff Return Touchdowns, four Punt Return Touchdowns and four Blocked Punts Returned for touchdowns) along with 18 Total Blocks (seven Blocked kicks and 11 Blocked Punts). Fipp is considered one of the best Special Teams Coordinators in today's NFL.
Fipp joins two former Eagles players on the Detroit Lions new coaching staff: former Eagles Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach Duce Staley along with former Eagles starting Center Hank Fraley. Duce Staley will have the same job titles in Detroit as he had in Philadelphia while Fraley has been a coach with the Lions since 2018.
Philadelphia still has Assistant Special Teams Coach Luke Thompson under contract; Thompson has been a member of the Eagles coaching staff since 2019. Thompson previously spent 20 years coaching in college where he was a Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers Coach, and Defensive Coordinator with Georgetown University and Lafayette College along with early jobs with New England Colleges such as Holy Cross, Amherst College and Harvard University.