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Jauron Flies the Coop

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It looks like Dick Jauron isn't making the jump from Eagles secondary coach to defensive coordinator -- heck, he’s leaving Philly entirely.

    Jauron is the Cleveland Browns new DC, the Eagles confirmed Friday.

    The 60-year-old was seemingly the front runner (at least in the public forum) for the job left vacant after Sean McDemott was fired.

    Now the Eagles will be looking in other directions including the possibility of trying to pry a current assistant away from one of the league championship teams -- Jets DC Mike Pettine is one of the names being kicked around on local sports radio.

    Whatever Andy Reid and the Birds brass do could dictate that future of the franchise because the offense seems set to be great for the future -- the same can't be said about the D.

    The Birds can score but the defense was terrible in the red zone this season. The Birds scored a franchise-high (and NFC-best) 439 points yet won only 10 games because the defense gave up 377 points -- that’s worse than non-playoff teams like San Diego, St. Louis, Cleveland and Miami.

    Defensive coaching and personnel decision will define the Eagles off-season and if Reid’s regime fails to find the right fits it could cost Big Red his job.

    Stay tuned to see whom he picks.