Could the Philadelphia Eagles hire Bill Belichick as their next head coach? Former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman thinks it would be a good idea and provided some supporting statements.
“One, they got some players,” Edelman said during an appearance on “The Herd” this week. “They players they need are on defense. That’s Bill’s forte. Two, location. It’s an East Coast team. He’s got family in New England, he’s got a life in New England. He’s got grandkids there. That’s a close trip. It’s hard to see him going to L.A., for instance. And three, the respect he has for [Eagles general manager] Howie Roseman.”
It should be noted that Nick Sirianni is still the Eagles’ head coach, but many feel that Philadelphia should go in a different direction after Philly lost six of its last seven games this year, including an embarrassing Wild Card Round loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Monday.
Of course, Edelman played under Belichick for years during his time with the Patriots, so if anyone knows the type of impact Belichick can have, it’s Edelman.
“Bill has a respect for people that do their job well,” added Edelman. “There’s a big mis-narrative out there that Bill doesn’t like to collaborate. I’ll tell you one thing, Bill loves anyone that can give him information, a scheme, an idea — and he’ll use it. But if you mess it up and it doesn’t work that one time, you’re done. So that’s kind of how Bill is.”
Edelman went on to say that he feels Belichick can work well with Roseman because Roseman “has a resume.”
The key here is that Belichick was also general manager of the Patriots, but Edelman says that he does not think Belichick would step on Roseman’s toes. In other words, Belichick would be perfectly fine just being head coach.
Bill Belichick has already spoken with the Atlanta Falcons and is scheduled to have a second interview with the organization, so if the Eagles are going to try and bring in the legendary coach, they had better get moving.