January 25, 2016 |
Doug Pederson was introduced to the West Coast offense in 1996. Discarded by the expansion Panthers and then the Dolphins for the umpteenth time, the quarterback signed with the Packers early that season. He was only the third-stringer behind Brett Favre and Jim McMahon, but that first year playing for coach Mike Holmgren, in the system that Bill Walsh had mostly created, started a journey that has Pederson bringing the West Coast offense back to the Eagles some 20 years later. The Eagles, of course, have primarily had a West Coast-based system for most of the last two decades.
October 15, 2015 |
It was a St. Joseph's Prep connection that got the ball rolling, leading Skyler Mornhinweg to Columbia University after he had decided to transfer from Florida. In truth, Mornhinweg could have cold-called Columbia's office and the school's new head coach would have quickly picked up the phone. "It seemed like a natural fit," said Columbia coach Al Bagnoli, who remembered Mornhinweg well since Bagnoli coached Penn while Skyler was at the Prep. Here's a subplot of this weekend's Bagnoli Bowl, Penn's longtime coach now the opposition, hosting the Quakers Saturday in New York.
September 21, 2015 |
In Al Bagnoli's Columbia coaching debut, the Lions dropped their season opener, 44-24, to host Fordham at Mitchie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. Bagnoli spent 23 years at Penn before he was named the Lions' head coach in February. The Rams jumped to an early lead and never looked back. Trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, the Lions were able to get on the board with a strong drive at the end of the period. Junior quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg was able to move into Fordham territory after completions to Scooter Hollis and Cameron Dunn.
November 14, 2014 |
Jeff Garcia answered his phone one day late in the winter of 2013, and on the line was a man he didn't know at all, seeking advice and insight about a man Garcia knew as well as anyone. Mark Sanchez had just completed a season with the New York Jets that had left his confidence, and maybe his career as a starting NFL quarterback, in broken pieces. The Jets had gone 6-10. Sanchez had thrown 18 interceptions and lost eight fumbles. He'd been benched twice. He'd butt-fumbled. Now the Jets had hired a new offensive coordinator, their third in three years - Marty Mornhinweg - and Sanchez wanted to probe the mind of one of Mornhinweg's best pupils to learn the West Coast offense.
October 9, 2014 |
Florida reserve quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and teammate Gerald Willis got into a fight over a pair of missing cleats Monday night, according to the university's police department. He is a former St. Joseph's Prep star and the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg suffered "small lacerations on his lower lip" and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the police report. Willis had a "small cut on his chin" but did not get medical attention.
June 2, 2014 |
When Andy Reid was fired by the Eagles after the 2012 season, he decided he wanted to get back to doing what he does best: coaching. Reid returned to Philadelphia on Saturday to appear on a panel with Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at the NFL's Career Development Symposium at Penn's Wharton School. The topic was managing key relationships, and the audience included 70 NFL assistant coaches and player-personnel executives aspiring for bigger jobs. Reid fielded a question about evaluating his shortcomings.
December 9, 2013 |
One day during the 2012 offseason, Marty Mornhinweg turned on the college tape of Nick Foles and liked what he saw. So he walked down the second floor corridor at the NovaCare Complex and into Andy Reid's office. "I said, 'Have you seen this Foles kid?'" Mornhinweg said recently to The Inquirer. "So he watches him, likes what he's watching and says, 'Where's Doug?'" Doug Pederson, the Eagles quarterback coach, was on the road. He was working out other quarterbacks and by coincidence was scheduled next to be in Phoenix to visit Brock Osweiler, the 6-foot-7 Arizona State quarterback.
January 24, 2013 |
MOBILE, Ala. - Same familiar black short-sleeve shirt, different surroundings. Andy Reid was sitting with some of his new Kansas City Chiefs cohorts Tuesday afternoon at the South team's Senior Bowl practice, Reid getting a faceful of sun in the East stands at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Like Chip Kelly, his replacement with the Eagles, Reid said he has spent much of his time since being hired by his new team "mainly just hiring coaches. " Then, with new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey sitting next to him, Reid said: "We went through the process of hiring a general manager.
January 21, 2013
Don't look for Michael Vick to speed up the Jersey Turnpike to MetLife Stadium now that Marty Mornhinweg is offensive coordinator for the Jets. According to ESPN.com, the two were not on the best of terms last season when Mornhinweg called plays for the Eagles, and that relationship - along with Vick's price tag - makes a reunion unlikely. When Mornhinweg was hired by the Jets last week, the immediate thought was that he might be looking to bring Vick with him. The Eagles have only two weeks to decide about keeping Vick.
January 19, 2013 |
The Eagles released Todd Bowles from his contract to allow the defensive coordinator to interview with other teams, an NFL source said. Several reports Friday said that Bowles was expected to get the defensive coordinator job with the Cardinals. He would be joining his former Temple coach, Bruce Arians, who was named Arizona's head coach on Thursday. Bowles, who was promoted by the Eagles midseason after Juan Castillo was fired, will replace Ray Horton, who left for the Browns.