By John Donahue
Duce Staley was drafted by the Eagles in 1997, then hired as an assistant coach in 2011.
If anyone is equipped to judge Staley’s abilities as a head coach or coordinator, it’s Jeffrey Lurie, wrote the Inky’s Marcus Hayes:
In Lurie’s eyes, Staley was an inferior candidate to Doug Pederson in 2016; to Sirianni in 2021; to offensive coordinators Pat Shurmur in 2013, Frank Reich in 2016, Mike Groh in 2018, psuedo-coordinator Rich Scangarello in 2020, and now, reportedly, Shane Steichen in 2021.
As a society we have to do better!! Mr Lurie is NOT A RACIST, but the NFL needs to continue to address the hiring practices of minorities. https://t.co/NOpg9JzhL1
— Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 26, 2021