FOR WEATHER INFORMATION CLICK "FREE MATCHUP" LINK UNDER EACH GAME
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Wed May 24 07:52:43 EDT 2017
TOP NEWS
PHILADELPHIA DISMISSED D-LINE JIM WASHBURN
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:30 AM EST

Defensive line coach Jim Washburn was fired Monday, the most recent shakeup for the sinking Philadelphia Eagles.

Coach Andy Reid dismissed the abrasive Washburn just hours after the team’s 8th straight loss, 38-33 at the Cowboys. Former defensive line coach Tommy Brasher will replace Washburn.

This was the 3rd major move on defense in 7 weeks. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was fired on October 16. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin was released last week.

The Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) are mired in their worst unlucky run since 1968 and looking for answers after opening the season with Super Bowl hopes.

”I think it’s the best thing for the Philadelphia Eagles and this football team that I made that move,” Reid expounded. ”This was a move that I made. Nobody else made this move. This isn’t a move to save my job. This is a move that I think needed to be done now, and so I did it now.”

Reid is assured of just his 3rd losing season in 14 years, and might be training his final games in Philadelphia. Owner Jeffrey Lurie already related the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to make ‘’substantial improvement” after going 8-8 last year and that a similar record would be ”unacceptable.”

Regardless, Reid has one year left on his deal and is proceeding with vital choices. After firing Washburn, Reid related rookie Nick Foles would be the starting QB the remainder of the season, even when Michael Vick returns from a concussion.

Washburn’s dismissal wasn’t totally a surprise. Washburn was known for having a strong personality and being confrontational with other coaches. He had to be separated from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on the sideline in a game against New England last November.

One player, talking on condition of anonymity, announced that Washburn regularly was ”disrespectful” to other employees, especially Castillo. Basketball spreads

”I would just make it clear that there were things that I was disappointed in and as time went on I just thought that it was the decent thing to do right now for this football team,” Reid said. ”It was just something that I had been pondering and working through.”

Washburn was employed on Jan. 19, 2011 after 12 seasons in Tennessee where he made a reputation as amongst the top positions coaches in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles hoped his wide-nine defensive line alignment would produce lots of force on opposing quarterbacks. It probably did initially. The scheme helped the Eagles tie for the league lead with 50 sacks last season, but has ended in only 20 so far this year.

Washburn’s linemen accounted for 46 of those 50 sacks in 2011, including 18 from Babin and 11 from Trent Cole. But Babin had 5 1/2 this year before he was cut last Tuesday, just 1 1/2 years into a $28 million, 5-year agreement. Babin was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Washburn was not happy with the decision to part with Babin and allegedly promised to give up. So Reid fired him.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASKETBALL 3/7/2017 - 4/12/2017
HOCKEY 3/7/2017 - 4/9/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Minnesota Twins
2
Baltimore Orioles
3
Minnesota Twins
4
Milwaukee Brewers
5
Oakland Athletics
05/24/2017
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyKREJCIKOVA, B vs. SIEGEMUND, L02:00 AM PST
Tri-Nation SeriesNEW ZEALAND at BANGLADESH02:45 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandRAMOS VINOLAS, A vs. KUZNETSOV, A03:00 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceGAVRILOVA, D vs. KULICHKOVA, E03:15 AM PST
ATP - Lyon, FranceELIAS, G vs. DEL POTRO, J03:20 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandZVEREV, M vs. ISNER, J04:20 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandJOHNSON, S vs. ZEBALLOS, H04:20 AM PST
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyMARIA, T vs. SHVEDOVA, Y04:30 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceLINETTE, M vs. GARCIA, C04:30 AM PST
ATP - Lyon, FranceBERLOCQ, C vs. TSONGA, J-W04:40 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, QualifyingMATHIEU, P-H vs. GONZALEZ, A (COL)04:50 AM PST
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyBERTENS, K vs. BECK, A05:00 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, France, DoublesAOYAMA S / YANG Z vs. BARTY A / DELLACQUA C05:00 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandSTEBE, C-M vs. TIPSAREVIC, J05:40 AM PST
ODI SeriesSOUTH AFRICA at ENGLAND06:00 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, Switzerland, DoublesJOHNSON S / QUERREY S vs. CABAL J S / FARAH R06:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, QualifyingHAMOU, M vs. KAVCIC, B06:10 AM PST
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyGOERGES, J vs. WITTHOEFT, C06:30 AM PST
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyWICKMAYER, Y vs. PUTINTSEVA, Y08:30 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceROGERS, S vs. WANG, Q08:30 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandWAWRINKA, S vs. DUTRA SILVA, R09:00 AM PST
ATP - Lyon, FranceBERDYCH, T vs. CHUNG, H09:00 AM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles09:35 AM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Milwaukee Brewers10:10 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, Switzerland, DoublesROJER J-J / TECAU H vs. PETZSCHNER P / PEYA A10:20 AM PST
Spain - ACBMORABANC ANDORRA at REAL MADRID11:30 AM PST
France - Pro AAS MONACO at ASVEL LYON VILLEURBANNE11:30 AM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics12:35 PM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks12:40 PM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians3:10 PM PST
MLBColorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs New York Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Washington Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBTexas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves4:35 PM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs5:05 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Houston Astros5:10 PM PST
NHLNashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks6:00 PM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers7:10 PM PST
05/25/2017
NHLOttawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:00 PM PST
NBACleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics5:30 PM PST

x