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October 17, 2012
Here is Todd Bowles' resume as a player and coach: PLAYER Temple University (1982-85). Bowles was undrafted in 1986 but signed as a free agent with Washington. Washington Redskins (1986–90). Bowles started in Super Bowl XXII in 1988 when the Redskins beat the Denver Broncos, 42-10. San Francisco 49ers (1991). Washington Redskins (1992–93). COACH Green Bay Packers (1995–996, player personnel). Morehouse College (1997, defensive coordinator/secondary)
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January 31, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
HALL OF FAME cornerback Darrell Green played with both Juan Castillo and Todd Bowles. Green said yesterday he thinks they will work together well on the Eagles' defensive staff. "I think Todd will bring great value to an underachieving secondary," said Green, a Redskins great. "This may be the missing link, from a defensive standpoint. These are two good people. These guys have worked their butts off, and I pray nobody tries to pit them against each other. That wouldn't be fair to either of them.
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January 22, 2013
New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Monday hired Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator, and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense. Bowles was a defensive back and team captain at Temple when Arians coached the Owls in the 1980s. The Eagles promoted Bowles from secondary coach to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16. He replaces Ray Horton, now the defensive coordinator for Cleveland. Moore spent 12 years as Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator with Indianapolis.
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October 17, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Todd Bowles arrived at the NoveCare Complex on Tuesday around 5:30 a.m. He had just finished running on the treadmill with fellow coaches Duce Staley and Mike Caldwell, and he went to the cafeteria for breakfast when Andy Reid called Bowles to his office. Reid informed Bowles that the Eagles made a change at defensive coordinator, firing Juan Castillo and reassigning Bowles. Just like that, Bowles became a defensive coordinator for the first time in his NFL career. It is now up to the Temple product to resuscitate the Eagles' defense and perhaps save Reid's job. Bowles admitted to initial shock on Tuesday when he learned of his new role.
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October 29, 2012 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Talk about turnarounds. It took Andy Reid's new defensive coordinator only one game to figure out how to keep the Eagles from blowing a fourth-quarter lead. That progress was a bit obscured on Sunday, however, when the defense also made sure there was no chance of a fourth-quarter lead. The Eagles trailed by two touchdowns after the first quarter, on the way to allowing the Atlanta Falcons to score on each of their first six possessions. By the time Atlanta finally had to punt - for lack of interest in moving the ball more than anything else - barely five minutes remained in the game and the 30-17 final score already was tattooed on the foreheads of the Eagles.
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February 10, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
On paper, coaching the Eagles secondary would seem to be a job full of upside. The team has invested second-round picks in safeties each of the last two years and its top three cornerbacks have combined for eight Pro Bowl appearances. But the last few seasons have been hard on the Eagles' back four. The team has finished ranked 24th, tied for 29th, and 24th again in the NFL in touchdown passes allowed after giving up 27, 31, and 27 scores through the air the last three years.
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October 26, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Todd Bowles' job would be easier if the Eagles defense was worse. If the Eagles simply were getting blown out under Juan Castillo, Bowles could look like a genius just by getting the defense to play respectably. It is easier to take a team, or part of a team, from terrible to mediocre than to take it from mediocre to great. As it is, the newly appointed coordinator has to find a way to get more production - sacks, turnovers, big plays - without compromising the soundness of the defense.
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October 24, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Andy Reid made other adjustments to the Eagles defense aside from firing Juan Castillo during the bye week, it wasn't evident on Monday when the Eagles reconvened for a light practice. The personnel on defense remained untouched, despite hints from Reid that there was change in the air. But if firing defensive coordinator Castillo and replacing him with Todd Bowles ends up being the only change Reid makes, it will still be a significant one. And yet, it was difficult to glean how the defense will look under new stewardship.
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January 19, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Todd Bowles was on his way out of Philadelphia when Chip Kelly arrived in January 2013 to coach the Eagles. Kelly said the two met "for a while" shortly after Kelly's hiring. They had a good talk, Bowles said. Bowles, who spent part of the previous season as the Eagles defensive coordinator, already made up his mind. He was heading to Arizona to work in the same capacity with the Cardinals. Kelly's search for a coordinator would go elsewhere. The two men will meet as head coaches on Sunday when the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Jets.
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Sean McDermott calls Philadelphia home. He grew up in the area, played at La Salle High, and spent 12 years with the Eagles, working his way up from scouting administrator to defensive coordinator. McDermott, the Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator since 2011, returned to Philadelphia on Sunday for the Union's game against the Red Bulls. His brother, Tim, is the Union's chief business officer. Coming off a 15-win regular season with the Panthers, McDermott received interest from several teams with head coaching openings.
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February 3, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sean McDermott might not have gotten a formal interview with the Eagles for their head coaching vacancy, but the Panthers defensive coordinator said that he spoke to the team early in the process. "We did talk," McDermott said Monday during Super Bowl media night. "We had some preliminary talks. It was clear from the beginning they wanted to go offense. " McDermott said he spoke to Howie Roseman, the team's vice president of football operations, the day after the regular season ended.
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December 18, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
WE'RE GOING to find out a few things about how much the Eagles have really improved over the past few weeks, when they host the 11-2 Arizona Cardinals Sunday night. One of the questions to be answered is how Sam Bradford and the offense will stack up against a dominant, fourth-ranked defense that blitzes more than any other group in the NFL. "I think they're right at about 50 percent," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said this week. Actually, the figure is 46.9 percent, according to STATS.
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December 17, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Bruce Arians started a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters on Wednesday by paying homage to the college football team he used to coach. "How 'bout those Temple Owls, baby!" said Arians, now the Arizona Cardinals coach. "What a year. " Arians coached Temple from 1983 to 1988. He went 27-39 with two winning seasons. He said still follows the Owls "very, very" closely. His coaching staff in Arizona has had a Temple flavor. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross played at Temple for 1980 to 1983 and "has Temple stuff on every day," Arians said.
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September 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Todd Bowles was on his way out of Philadelphia when Chip Kelly arrived in January 2013 to coach the Eagles. Kelly said the two met "for a while" shortly after Kelly's hiring. They had a good talk, Bowles said. Bowles, who spent part of the previous season as the Eagles defensive coordinator, already made up his mind. He was heading to Arizona to work in the same capacity with the Cardinals. Kelly's search for a coordinator would go elsewhere. The two men will meet as head coaches on Sunday when the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Jets.
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September 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie faced the Eagles last season when he was with Arizona. But when he watched the game tape of this season's Eagles team, he noticed a slower offense. "With Nick Foles and those guys, it seemed like the tempo was a lot quicker," Cromartie said. "To me, I think it slowed down a little more with Sam Bradford because he's still trying to grasp the offense. Nick Foles understood the offense so it was able to move at a faster pace.
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September 25, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THE MENTALITY of an NFL coach can be difficult for those of us not in the NFL to understand. This is particularly true for those of us who make our livings trafficking in the stories of other people's lives. Take, for example, Sunday's showdown between the 0-2 Eagles and the 2-0 Jets. The underlying human drama has such tremendous potential that you can close your eyes and see the HBO 24/7 special playing out in your mind. In one corner, the football genius, hired away from his throne at the University of Oregon to rescue a franchise in the hardest of times, a fast-talking, fast-acting national headline, the entire sport watching his every move to see what he will think of next.
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September 11, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
AFC East New England Patriots Last season: 12-4 (won the Super Bowl) Coach: Bill Belichick (175-65 in 16th season at New England; 211-109 overall in 20 seasons). Cornering the market: While "Deflategate" and QB Tom Brady have drawn most of the attention, replacing corners Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner will be a major challenge. Super Bowl hero Malcom Butler is now one of the main corners. Outlook: The Patriots have won 10 or more games in 12 consecutive years and despite all the offseason turmoil, they should keep that streak intact, while winning a seventh straight AFC East title.
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February 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles added former Jets assistant coach Brian Smith to their coaching staff as assistant linebackers coach, a new position for the team. Smith, 35, spent the last two seasons as the Jets' assistant defensive backs coach. The Wilmington native had been with the team since 2007. He started his coaching career at UMass, where he was Giants receiver Victor Cruz's position coach. Smith played for the Minutemen as a strong safety and cornerback. He will work with outside-linebackers coach Bill McGovern and inside-linebackers coach Rick Minter.
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