Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman, the Eagles are up to something.
Coach Dougie P revamped the staff on the offensive side of the ball and he vows that the unit will look “different” in 2020.
“I think what we’ve done as a staff in the offseason with our scheme evaluation, making things better, the staff hires that I’ve done to bring in new thoughts and new ideas and ways to enhance our offense, I think [the offense] is going to look a little bit different,” Pederson said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia lost in the opening round of the playoffs last season, prompting the team to fire its offensive coordinator, Mike Groh. The Eagles opted to not directly replace Groh (who was the heir to Frank Reich in Philly). Instead, they have a committee-type approach to the offense. Rich Scangarello has been brought in as a senior offensive assistant. Marty Mornhinweg will be a senior offensive consultant and Press Taylor adds passing game coordinator to his title in addition to quarterbacks coach.
Eagles to Run Offense Similar to 49ers?
There are indications that the Pederson wants his offensive to look similar to the 49ers, as Pro Football Talk explains. Scangarello spent two years as quarterbacks coach under Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco and a year on the Falcons’ staff when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta.
The 49ers finished last season seventh in offensive DVOA, which was an improvement over the season before where they finished 27th (without Jimmy Garoppolo). The Eagles finished 2019 in the middle of the pack, ranking 17th in passing and 13th in rushing.
Philadelphia added weapons at wide receiver, bringing in Marquise Goodwin via trade and Jalen Reagor via the draft (though they attempted to trade up for Cee Dee Lamb). The club also added some insurance at QB in Jalen Hurts, though Dougie may have him play a Tayson Hill-type role in the offense.
The Cowboys had a strong offseason, positioning themselves to overtake the Eagles atop the NFC East. It’s clear that Philadelphia has a plan to fend off Dallas.