The Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with offensive coordinator Mike Groh.
Despite head coach Doug Pederson’s assurance that Groh would be back in Wednesday’s press conference, the Eagles fired him on Thursday. Also fired was wide receivers coach Carson Walch.
Adam Schefter announced the news via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Eagles expected to part ways today with OC Mike Groh and WR Carson Walch, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2020
The Eagles finished 14th in yards per game in 2019. They also finished outside the top ten in both passing and receiving yards per game (11th in both).
Some may say the firing is harsh, considering their top two wide receivers landed on injured reserve early in the year. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, their two most reliable receivers, could not be as effective as Philadelphia hoped due to season ending injuries.
Tight end Zach Ertz and running backs Darren Sproles and Jordan Howard also missed time due to injury.
Carson Walch’s firing likely came because the backup receivers were not productive. Quarterback Carson Wench finished the season without a single receiver over 500 yards, despite throwing for over 4,000 yards. The first time in NFL history this has happened.
Philadelphia was bounced from the playoffs by Seattle, who will play Green Bay in the Divisional Round on Sunday night.
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