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Head Coach Reid's Staff is Now Complete

The Eagles offensive coaching staff was named early in the process for new head coach Andy Reid.  A day after his introduction as the head coach, Reid hired Dowhower as offensive coordinator, and Brad Childress as quarterbacks coach.  He would later add wide receivers coach David Culley, tight ends coach Pat Shurmur and quality control coach Tom Melvin.  Running backs coach Ted Williams was retained from fired coach, Ray Rhodes, staff.  He was credited with the development of Duce Staley.  In addition toWilliams, offensive line coach Juan Castillo, and special teams coach John Harbaugh were retained from the old staff.   The unique thing about Castillo was Reid received high praise from several of the veteran lineman on the team.  That was a critical part in Reid adding him to his staff.  The other two offensive coaches added were tight ends coach Pat Shurmur and quality control coach Tom Melvin

On the other side of the ball, the Eagles completed their staff this past weekend by naming Jim Johnson as the new defensive coordinator and   Tommy Brasher as the defensive line coach.  Along with them came a few ex-Bears players, from the '86 Super Bowl team as coaches.  Ron Riveria, former linebacker for the Bears, was hired as the linebackers coach, and former Bear Leslie Frazier was brought in as the secondary coach.  Steve Spagnuolo was hired as the defensive quality control assistant.

With his staff now in place, Reid and his coaches can concentrate on turning around the Eagles fortune.  They spent last weekend in Mobile, Alabama, evaluating players who will be in the upcoming NFL draft.  Next they will be reviewing films on current players on the team and the small pool of free agents who will test the market.

Fans will be keeping an eye on Reid and Modrak as they try to mold a championship in Philadelphia.  We won't know much until the preseason starts in mid-August.

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