Adam Caplan had a segment on his podcast, CapCast, where he went over the top coaching candidates around the league. For those interested, I have listed the names he referenced in the comments. He predicts six to nine head coaching jobs will open up this offseason.
The important part of this post is the connection to the Eagles. The transcript for his thoughts on Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, DC Jim Schwartz, and ST coordinator Dave Fipp are included in this post. One important note is that he did not mention Eagles OC Frank Reich. -
On Eagles QB Coach John DeFilippo: “… my understand around the league its that he’ll probably have from four to six offers to be a coordinator, his contract is up … the Eagles blocked [him] last year because he was still under contract, and although he had a verbal agreement to not be blocked, he did not have it in writing and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie blocked him from interviewing for the Jets coordinator job. His contract is up after the season so the Eagles will not be able to block him [again]. He’ll be a hot name for OC jobs and HC jobs … DeFilippo will probably be the top OC candidate … I think he’ll [also] be one of the top four to five HC candidates and I think he’ll probably get three to five looks. I think teams will call and I think this is a guy at 39 years old is ready to be a HC. DeFilippo to me is clearly the top three to five HC candidates out there.” -
On Eagles DC Jim Schwartz: “It is no secret from talking to [people] around the league that he wants to be a thad coach again, I think he’ll get that shot. He should get some interviews, I think he's ready to be HC again … the key for him would be who would be his OC.” -
On Chiefs ST coordinator Dave Toub and Eagles ST coordinator Dave Fipp: “I think those two guys are special teams coaches that you look for for the future as being head coaches. I think they deserve some more interviews.”