When Duce Staley was abandoned for the head coaching position at the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month, the former NFL contestant team decided to join Dan Campbell’s team with Detroit Lions Hoping to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Eagles owner Geoffrey Lowry, He spoke at the introductory press conference for new Eagles coach Nick Siriani on Friday“It’s like a son of mine,” said Staley, but ultimately Staley felt he had to leave Philadelphia to achieve his goals.
Lions hired Staley earlier this week As a jogging coach and assistant coach.
“He was a great player, coach and captain for us,” said Laurie. “It will always be the Philadelphia Eagle. We spoke well last night and I love the guy. I just think, and I think he thinks, that’s better for his goal of becoming a head coach in the league to work for another organization for a while and setting himself the way so many of Candidates. “
Staley spent most of his 23-year professional career with Al Nisour as a player and coach before joining the Lions team.
He played seven of his ten NFL seasons for the team, is ranked fifth on the list of contestants in the history of the franchise, and joined the team as a private coach for quality control in 2011, a few years after his retirement.
In 10 seasons as coach with the Eagles, Staley was promoted to full-back coach (in 2013) and eventually added the duties of assistant coach (in 2018).
According to NBC Sports, Also interviewed to be Eagles’ main team coach in 2016, when the team hired Doug Pederson, and he was the offensive coordinator in 2018 and 2020.
Staley is one of three Campbell’s crew assistants who have no ties to Campbell as coach or player and was not affiliated with Matt Patricia’s squad, but played for Campbell’s mentor, Sean Payton, with the Eagles.
Lowry said that Staley is “a very special person to me” and suggested that coming to Detroit would help Staley become a head coach for the NFL.
“It’ll help him,” said Laurie, “and I just want the best for him.” “I think he will be an excellent captain anywhere in the future. I just want to share this love for Duchi because he’s so special.”