Getty Former Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles are officially searching for a brand-new special-teams organizer. Dave Fipp was given consent to interview with the Detroit Lions recently and now he’s joining their coaching personnel.

Fipp was originally employed by Chip Kelly in 2013 and spent eight seasons in Philly as special-teams coordinator. His transfer to Detroit reunites him with Dan Campbell who overlapped Fipp for 2 seasons (2011-12) when the 2 belonged of the Miami Dolphins organization. The Lions named Campbell their new head coach on Jan. 20.

The Eagles’ special-teams units had been regressing at a fast speed considering that 2017, according to DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). Philly ranked 22nd in 2020, 19th in 2019, and 15th in 2018– a considerable drop-off from 2nd in 2016 and initially in 2014. Fipp has coached special teams for 14 years in the NFL.

Fipp follows another long-time Eagles assistant to Detroit after Duce Staley took a task in Detroit. The 45-year-old coach will hold the very same title he did in Philadelphia as assistant head coach and running backs coach.

There was a typical belief that the Eagles wouldn’t promote Staley, however a new report throws a couple of ounces of water on that theory. According to The Inquirer’s Paul Domowitch, Staley was used the offensive coordinator task in 2018 but turned it down since the Eagles would not permit him to call the offensive plays. Philly worked with Mike Groh rather when he turned it down.

The franchise included “assistant head coach” to his task title to appease him. Now he’s proceeding with the hope of calling plays and moving up the NFL coaching ranks. Staley was asked how included he remained in assisting Jalen Injures grow as a quarterback on Oct. 2 and he offered the following response:

We’re all involved. We all have our hand on the strategy. Whenever you have a dynamic gamer like him and we can squeeze him in for a couple plays, all of us get creative and all of us attempt to go prepare up something nice. Obviously, you have to go back to his film and attempt to see what he succeeded and attempt to integrate it with your group.

The 1 year mournful anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s unforeseen death happened on Tuesday (Jan. 26) and the sports world posted touching tributes nationwide. Bryant, who grew up in Ardmore, was a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan and even offered the team a pep talk en route to their 2017 Super Bowl title.

Much of the gamers from that team talked lovingly of what Bryant meant to them, including newcomer Darius Slay who selected a No. 24 midnight green jersey to honor him. Team captain Rodney McLeod. shared a beautiful image of Bryant and his 13-year-old child, Gianna, who likewise passed away. The Eagles’ organization honored him on Twitter, too.

” As an athlete, I’ve never ever been affected more although we played different sports,” tight end Zach Ertz in 2015, through CBS Philly. “Then I sat back and reviewed the impact that someone that I actually never ever satisfied had on me. To me, he was never-ceasing.”