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Eagles may not replace OC Reich

— The Sports Xchange —

The Philadelphia Eagles lost offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who was hired as the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach, but the Super Bowl champions may not replace him.

At the moment, the Eagles have no plans to hire an offensive coordinator to take Reich’s place, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported.

The Eagles also lost quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who was named the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator last Friday. But Philadelphia apparently feels it can carry on without anyone holding the title of offensive coordinator.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson called the plays himself this past season, and plans do so next season as well.

Running backs coach Duce Staley and wide receivers coach Mike Groh are likely to have more responsibilities in directing and planning the offense, although neither seems likely to get a promotion to the title of offensive coordinator.

Rarely do NFL teams go without an offensive coordinator on their staff, but by not hiring an outsider to become offensive coordinator, the Eagles can keep the offensive philosophy and scheme that helped them become NFL champions.