Eagles’ Nick Sirianni explains decision to shake up defensive responsibilities of Matt Patricia, Sean Desai


There won’t be any more coaching changes on the Philadelphia Eagles this year. The one the Eagles did make was by Nick Sirianni.

Sirianni admitted after the Eagles’ 20-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night that he was the one that made Matt Patricia the defensive play-caller and moved Sean Desai to the coaches box. The move didn’t come from the front office. 

“I made the decision,” Sirianni told reporters after the game, via a team transcript. “I did what i thought I needed to do in the best interest of the football team. I didn’t feel like we were playing well enough or coaching well enough on defense, so I made an adjustment. It was my decision and that’s what I did.”

Patricia is the final decision-maker on defense, even though he doesn’t have the defensive coordinator title. He essentially is the defensive coordinator since he’s basically taking all of Desai’s responsibilities on game day and game preparation. This was a change of course from earlier in the week when Sirianni defended Desai as his defensive coordinator. 

“I made (the decision) sometime in the middle of the week,” Sirianni said. “I don’t exactly remember what day it was. It was a tough decision to be able to do this. Like I said, I did what I thought was in the best interest of the football team.” 

When asked if there would be any other coaching changes, offensively or defensively, Sirianni said no. 

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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2023-12-19 06:25:13

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