Bears aide interviews with the Eagles

Seeking a defensive coordinator, they talked with secondary coach Jon Hoke.

Posted: February 01, 2011

The Eagles interviewed Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke for their defensive coordinator opening, the team announced Monday.

Hoke is the second candidate to interview for the job previously held by Sean McDermott, who was fired on Jan. 13. The Eagles met with former New Orleans assistant Dennis Allen last week, but he ended up taking Denver's defensive coordinator position.

Hoke has been in Chicago for the last two seasons. Before that, the 56-year-old was the defensive backs coach for the Houston Texans for seven seasons. Last season, the Bears' pass defense ranked 20th in the league and allowed just 14 passing touchdowns, which was the NFL's second-lowest total.

When the Eagles faced the Bears in November - and lost, 31-26 - quarterback Michael Vick completed just 26 of 44 passes and was intercepted once. He did throw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, though.

The Eagles reportedly will ask to interview Packers assistant Darren Perry after the Super Bowl.

They appear to be intent on going after defensive backs coaches. Allen coached the secondary in New Orleans and Perry handles the safeties in Green Bay.

Packers defensive assistants Winston Moss and Kevin Greene also could be on the Eagles' radar.

No price hike. The Eagles announced that there will be no increase in ticket prices for the 2011 season.

The team also said that fans in general admission seats would receive full refunds for any games not played because of a work stoppage in 2011. Season-ticket holders may receive refunds in the form of credit toward future games or direct reimbursement.


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