The Eagles made the Nick Sirianni hire official on Sunday morning and are already underway in putting together his staff. So far, it’s looking like Colts East.
We already heard that Jonathan Gannon is reportedly coming in as the new defensive coordinator but here’s another one. Kevin Patullo is the Eagles’ new pass game coordinator, NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark confirmed. NFL Network first reported the news.
Patullo, 39, had been on the Colts’ staff since 2018 when Frank Reich and Nick Sirianni got there. Patullo spent two years as their receivers coach and in 2020 moved to a new role: Pass game specialist.
The Colts moved Patullo after they hired Mike Groh as their wide receivers coach after Groh was let go by the Eagles. Basically, when Groh became available, Reich desperately wanted to hire him but didn’t want to lose any staff members so he expanded.
Here’s what Reich said about Patullo’s role going into the 2020 season:
“Kevin’s college background brings some stuff,” Reich said, via the Indy Star. “Kevin also brings a different twist to how he thinks about the passing game that we’ve come to respect. He has a great relationship with Nick and the game-planning side – has good college experience in the RPO world."
While the Colts obviously upgraded at quarterback in 2020, going from Jacoby Brissett to Philip Rivers, they had the No. 11 passing offense in the NFL after having the No. 30 passing offense in 2019.
Here’s a complete look at Patullo’s coaching history:
2003-04: South Florida, Offensive graduate assistant
2004-06: Arizona, Offensive graduate assistant
2007-08: Chiefs, Offensive quality control
2010-11: Bills, Offensive quality control
2012: Bills, Assistant wide receivers
2014: Titans, Assistant wide receivers
2015-16: Jets, Quarterbacks
2017: Texas A&M, Senior offensive analyst
2018-19: Colts, Wide receivers
2020: Colts, Pass game specialist
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