The Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with defensive line coach Phillip Daniels on Friday due to a disappointing season. Daniels posted this message on his personal Twitter this afternoon.
It was just a year ago that Daniels was promoted to defensive line coach. The Birds defensive line led the NFL in sacks last season, and if you go from that to having a really bad season in 2019, it's time for a change. The Eagles did have some injuries at the position with Malik Jackson playing in just one game and Tim Jernigan missing six games. Not to mention, Fletcher Cox recovered from offseason foot surgery during the 2019 season so his production dipped. Daniels is the third coach to be fired this offseason, and the fourth to leave the team.
One candidate that Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and Jim Schwartz might think about is Brentson Buckner, who was let go by the Oakland Raiders recently. Buckner is a 12 year NFL veteran who joined the Raiders in 2019 after spending the previous season in Tampa Bay. The Raiders improved from 13 sacks in 2018 to 32 in 2019, and from 30th against the run to 8th. At this point, this is the only candidate I can think of at the defensive line position because the season just ended, but I think the defensive line would be in great hands under Buckner, and maybe he will find ways to help the line to boost their sack numbers.