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Damning new report on Philadelphia Eagles’ meltdown under Nick Sirianni

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A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Kliff Kingsbury was hired as Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator. Kellen Moore is the Eagles offensive coordinator. The article has been corrected.

The Philadelphia Eagles headed into their Dec. 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers at 10-1 on the season. The then-defending NFC Champions looked like real title contenders.

That’s when everything went to hell under head coach Nick Sirianni. Philadelphia would go on to lose five of its final six regular-season outings, including a 42-19 home loss to the 49ers.

It was also in the aforementioned 49ers game that Eagles security chief Dom DiSandro got into it with 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw. It led to him being suspended.

Is there a connection between the Eagles’ downfall and what we saw transpire between DiSandro and Greenlaw? It’s a real possibility.

“According to sources: Jalen big contract-pulled in numerous directions on/off field put him under a lot of pressure he didn’t handle well. Big Dom suspended-controls Sirianni emotions on sideline. In his absence, Nick gets in numerous arguments with players/coaches during games.”

Philadelphia Eagles insider Derrick Gunn

Well, that’s a big damning right there.

A lot of speculation came out toward the end of last season surrounding Sirianni and how he had potentially lost the Eagles’ roster. After they were blown out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs, this was magnified further.

It led to Sirianni being on the hot seat despite having led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl trip less than a calendar year earlier.

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New report on Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles is troubling

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni
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In the end, Sirianni was able to keep his job after meeting with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. It did require the embattled head coach changing up his staff. That included hiring Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator and Vic Fangio to run the other side of the ball.

The question here is how safe Sirianni’s job is after last season’s meltdown. Having two veteran coaches as coordinators seems to suggest that it might not be too safe after all. His reputation around the league also adds another layer to this.

“I think they would. They’re obsessed with winning. Howie [Roseman] and that owner are always trying to get better. The staff is getting picked apart, and some of the [stuff] Sirianni says makes me shake my head. There’s going to be some tough conversations coming.”

Unnamed NFL GM on Nick Sirianni and the Philadelphia Eagles
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