January 09, 2017

Eagles fire wide receiver coach Greg Lewis

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The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to move on from wide receiver coach Greg Lewis. The firing was first reported by Charles Robinson of Yahoo and later confirmed with the Eagles by PhillyVoice.

Lewis was a wide receiver for the Eagles from 2003-2008, who was most notable for catching a late touchdown in the Super Bowl to bring the Eagles to within three points of the New England Patriots. Prior to his hiring with the Eagles, Lewis was the receivers coach at three different schools from 2012-2014 (San Diego 2012, San Jose State 2013, Pitt 2014), before landing as an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints in 2015.

Lewis was hired as a positional coach in the NFL for the first time in his career for the Eagles in 2016, tasked with leading a lackluster group of talent at wide receiver. Under his watch, Jordan Matthews had the worst statistical season of his career, while none of the other wide receivers on the team came reasonably close to exceeding (or even meeting) expectations.

Eagles wide receivers also often exhibited a lack of discipline, which resulted in several big plays being negated. Certainly though, Lewis didn't have much to much to work with.

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