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Eagles reportedly interviewing Broncos RB coach for OC job

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Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins is expected to meet with the Eagles for the offensive coordinator job on Nick Sirianni’s staff, according to Mike Klis of Denver NBC affiliate KUSA.

The Eagles are also reportedly interviewing Chargers OC Shane Steichen for the opening.

The 50-year-old Modkins spent the last three years as running backs coach in Denver, first under Vance Joseph and the last two years under Vic Fangio.

He was once on the Detroit Lions’ staff under former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

Modkins has spent 13 years with seven NFL teams that have won one playoff game, had two winning seasons and compiled a composite 82-126 record.

He’s never been a part of a top-10 offense. In nine of his 13 NFL seasons, his team ranked 22nd or worse (22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 28, 29).

The Broncos have had a 1,000-yard rusher in two of his three years in Denver: Phillip Lindsay in 2018 and 2019. And Melvin Gordon fell 14 yards short of 1,000 this past year in 15 games.

Modkins has had two stints as an NFL offensive coordinator.

From 2010 through 2012, he was the Bills’ offensive coordinator under Chan Gailey, and the Bills went 16-32 during that span and ranked 28th, 14th and 21st in scoring and 25th, 14th and 19th in yards.

And in 2016, he was 49ers offensive coordinator in Chip Kelly’s one ill-fated season in San Francisco, when the 49ers went 2-14 and ranked 27th in the NFL in scoring and 31st in yards.

 

Before joining the Broncos, he spent 2017 on John Fox’s Bears staff as running backs coach when the Bears went 5-11. The Bears’ leading rusher that year was future Eagle Jordan Howard with 1,122 yards, a 4.1 average and nine touchdowns.

He was also a running backs coach under Herm Edwards with the Chiefs in 2008, with Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona in 2009 and with the Lions from 2013 through 2015 under Schwartz and then Jim Caldwell.

In 13 seasons as an NFL assistant coach with seven different teams, Modkins has coached with two winning teams - the 2009 Cards went 10-6 and beat the Packers in a wild-card game and the 2014 Lions went 11-5 but lost to the Cowboys in a wild-card game.

During his time in Detroit, Modkins worked coached with Jeremiah Washburn, who’s now on the Eagles’ scouting staff as director of player personnel and has also worked as a defensive coach.

Modkins was a running back at TCU in the 1990s, rushing for nearly 3,000 yards in three seasons and earning all-Southwest Conference honors twice.

He coached at TCU, New Mexico and Georgia Tech before getting his first NFL job in 2008 as Chiefs running backs under Gailey, who he had coached with at Georgia Tech.

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