It seems like it won’t be another Cliff Lee like evening for Philly sports fans. It was always a stretch to believe ESPN reporter John Clayton’s report that Andy Reid was telling people that the Eagles defensive coordinator job had been filled and that Jeff Fisher could be headed back to Philadelphia… As we said previously, it’s hard to think of even one good reason why Fisher would take a defensive coordinator job this season. Apparently, his agent can’t think of one either.
Les Bowen contacted Fisher’s agent, Marvin Demoff, who said it was “highly unlikely” that Fisher would be making his return to Philadelphia.
Now to be fair, Clayton never claimed to have any inside info on Fisher’s next move. What he said about Fisher possibly heading to Philadelphia was pure speculation. He did however report that Andy Reid had told candidates that the job was closed. Bowen also contradicted that report quoting an Eagles source which called it “crazy.”