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Mustake? Bill Musgrave Named Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Coach


Per Fox Sports Alex Marvez, the Philadelphia Eagles have named former Minnesota Vikings offensive-coordinator Bill Musgrave their new quarterbacks coach.

Musgrave will replace former quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, who left to accept a role as the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator last week.

As CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank points out, not only was Musgrave the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach in 1998, but he also became the playcaller for the final ten games—and he didn’t exactly call plays at a Chip Kelly level.

 

 

While listening to all of those stats doesn’t exactly get you excited for the Eagles’ hire, Musgrave was the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterbacks coach from 2006-2009 and lead former Boston College standout Matt Ryan to tremendous success in 2008 and 2009, his first two seasons in the league.

It’s hard for me to hold it against him that Josh Freeman (who couldn’t care less about the game of football) and Christian Ponder (who flat out can’t play), struggled in his offense. You can only do so much as a coordinator, and if you don’t have the right personnel, things aren’t going to work out well.

People didn’t like when Chip Kelly hired Billy Davis as the defensive coordinator last year. Hell, a fraction of the fanbase didn’t even like the hiring of Kelly, and both of those moves worked out pretty well in year one. I think Chip knows what he is doing when analyzing both personnel and coaches, and it isn’t even like Musgrave will call plays of be the offensive coordinator. All they are bringing Musgrave in to do is be the quarterbacks coach. Things will be alright.

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