By Peter Gleason
It’s amazing that Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon has had several head coaching interviews.
While former Eagles DeMeco Ryans, the Niners D-Boss, has had only one.
Could the reason be that Ryans is black and Gannon is white?
I think the Eagles are probably better off if Gannon returns, I do find his popularity as a head-coaching candidate confounding.
He’s a one-year defensive coordinator whose only season in charge produced a bad unit.
It’s impossible not to compare him in this sense to 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.
Like Gannon, Ryans is a first-year defensive coordinator.
Like the 39-year-old Gannon, Ryans, 37, is young and has a winning personality.
Unlike Gannon, Ryans’ defense was (and is) very good.
The Niners defense finished the regular season seventh in DVOA and just held Aaron Rodgers’ Packers offense to 10 points in the playoffs.
Unlike Gannon, Ryans is black.
Feel free to draw your own conclusions as to why he’s had one interview for an open head-coaching job while Gannon has had three.