Posted Sun Jan 16th by Ian Henson
I just mused in the comments section that the Philadelphia Eagles just made their defensive coordinator Sean McDermott available, cutting him loose after his defense held the Green Bay Packers (who beat the white hot Atlanta Falcons 48-21 last night) to just 21 points in last week’s playoff game.
Now our friend, the NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi has just went live with the news that McDermot is already in contract talks with Denver.
“The Denver Broncos are the leading candidate today, I understand he is in contract talks with them today,” Lombardi went on to state that the Carolina Panthers and Packers were also interested. “He’ll end up some place, my guess is it will be Denver.”
McDermott was let go by Philadelphia possibly because of weak halftime adjustments, amongst other things; the Eagles defense finished 21st overall in points, 13th in yards and 15th in passing yards and rushing yards in 2010.
McDermott was named the interim defensive coordinator in 2009 after Jim Johnson was forced to take a medical leave of absence, following Johnson’s death McDermott was named the official defensive coordinator.
McDermott has spent his entire professional coaching career with the Eagles, coaching the team’s secondary, linebackers and defensive coordinator.
UPDATE: McDermott has signed with the Panthers according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.