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Eagles have new coordinators on offense, defense

The Eagles have brought in Kellen Moore to serve as their offensive coordinator, but I’m not sure how much he’s going to re-work their offense. They’ve got some stuff that worked very well over the last three years.

Jalen Hurts, most notably, can create issues with his legs, and he’s been almost impossible to stop in short-yardage situations. I don’t think the Tush Push will be going away anytime soon.

Similarly, I don’t think they’ll want Hurts trying to do too much as a passer – putting him in four-receiver sets and having him chuck it all over the yard. I don’t think he’s that style of quarterback. I don’t think he’s a high-level processor. He’s at his best, I think, when he’s coupled with a crushing running back that opens up play-action opportunities.

But the Eagles went 1-6 to close out last year, arguably the biggest collapse in league history (after 11 games, they were a league-best 10-1). So changes are in order, and they’ve got new coordinators coming in on both sides of the ball.

If past performance means anything, Moore and Vic Fangio should help to nudge things back onto the rails.

Fangio is arguably one of the top few defensive minds in the history of the game. His last 12 defenses have allowed an average of 20.5 points per game. During those seasons, only four defenses have allowed fewer points. Fangio ran San Francisco’s defense from 2011-14, then spent four years with the Bears. He was the head coach in Denver from 2019-21, then returned as Miami’s defensive coordinator last year.

FANGIO VS. NFL
DefensePts
New England19.3
Seattle19.6
Baltimore19.7
Pittsburgh20.2
Vic Fangio20.5
Kansas City20.7
San Francisco21.3
Denver21.8
Buffalo21.9
Cincinnati22.1
LA Rams22.1
Dallas22.2
Green Bay22.4
Minnesota22.5
Chicago22.5
Houston22.5
Tennessee22.6
Arizona22.7
New Orleans22.9
LA Chargers22.9
Carolina23.2
Miami23.2
Philadelphia23.3
Indianapolis23.5
Atlanta23.8
Cleveland23.8
NY Giants24.0
NY Jets24.3
Detroit24.5
Jacksonville24.5
Tampa Bay24.6
Washington25.0
Las Vegas26.0

Moore (pictured) hasn’t been in the league as long, but he’s also had a lot of success. In his five years as a coordinator, only three offenses have gained more yards, and only seven have averaged more touchdowns.

Moore was the offensive coordinator in Dallas from 2019-22, and he spent last year with the Chargers. Two years in a row he’s been fired, but he should be an upgrade for the Eagles.

In the chart below, with this being fantasy football, I used gross rather than net yards. That is, in typical fantasy leagues, there are no penalties for yards lost on sacks. So I left them out, focusing instead solely on yards gained. That affects both the passing yards and the total yards.

KELLEN MOORE VS. REST OF LEAGUE (last 5 years)
TeamRunTDPassTDT YdsOTD
Dallas1241.022871.924102.94
Kansas City109.873012.124102.99
San Francisco1341.342691.714033.05
Kellen Moore120.992821.774032.76
Buffalo1271.052691.963963.01
Baltimore1711.242221.583932.82
Minnesota115.892771.873922.76
LA Chargers99.822911.723912.54
Tampa Bay91.752992.073902.82
Philadelphia1371.342521.423892.76
Detroit1151.042721.653862.69
Seattle119.862651.863842.71
Las Vegas1141.012701.553842.57
Green Bay118.832642.073822.90
Arizona1271.142541.313812.46
LA Rams107.992721.513792.49
Cleveland1361.082401.363752.45
Cincinnati97.782771.653752.43
Miami101.922711.533722.45
Tennessee1361.232341.373702.60
Atlanta111.782581.333702.11
New Orleans117.952521.753692.70
Indianapolis1281.042391.303662.34
Houston97.632651.543622.17
Jacksonville105.702541.303602.00
New England116.992351.163512.14
Chicago127.822231.203502.02
Denver113.712371.243501.95
Washington108.762411.243502.00
Carolina113.95237.923491.87
NY Giants115.762271.073421.83
Pittsburgh102.732321.223341.95
NY Jets96.59233.983281.57

—Ian Allan

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