Report: Eagles eye another coach for wide receiver opening

Report: Eagles eye another coach for wide receiver opening

The Eagles reportedly interviewed Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal on Wednesday to fill the space left after they fired Greg Lewis. 

Go ahead and add another name of interest to the list. 

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are interested in interviewing Rams WRs/passing game coordinator Mike Groh for the opening. 

Groh, 45, was with the Rams in 2016 after spending three seasons coaching the Bears' wide receivers. 

With the Rams' hiring Sean McVay as their head coach on Thursday, it seems the staff already in place in LA might be looking for work. 

While Lewis had very little NFL experience and had never been an NFL position coach before the Eagles hired him, Lal and McVay have much more experience. It seems pretty clear that's a goal in hiring the next guy. 

Groh is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh. Mike Groh rose to the level of offensive coordinator with the Cavaliers under his father. 

During his four seasons as an NFL wide receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, two of the biggest names who will hit free agency in March. 

Report: Eagles interviewing Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal Wednesday

Report: Eagles interviewing Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal Wednesday

The Eagles on Wednesday are interviewing Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal for their opening at that spot, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Caplan reported Tuesday that the Eagles have "strong interest" in Lal to fill the vacancy created by the Greg Lewis firing.

While Lewis, 36, had never been an NFL position coach before the Eagles hired him last offseason, Lal has significant experience.

The 47-year-old just finished his second season as the Bills wide receivers coach and has been a receivers coach in the NFL since 2009. He held the position with the Jets from 2012-14 and with the Raiders from 2009-11. Before that, he was an assistant receivers/quality control coach with the Raiders.

With the Bills' firing of Rex Ryan, their position coaches have uncertain futures.

A big problem with the Eagles' receivers group — aside from an obvious lack of talent — is unfulfilled potential. The Eagles started the season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at the position. And the only player who had a good season was Jordan Matthews.

Nelson Agholor, the team's first-round pick from 2015, was slightly better in his second season but wasn't able to come near fulfilling his potential.

Lal should know something about unfulfilled potential. In 2009, his first season as the Raiders' wide receivers coach, the team drafted Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh-overall pick. In his first two seasons, Heyward-Bey had numbers worse than Agholor's. But in his third season, and Lal's last with the team, Heyward-Bey caught 64 passes for 975 yards and four touchdowns. It's the best season he's ever had in the NFL.

Maybe the Eagles want to see if Lal could squeeze some production out of their disappointing receivers.

Report: Eagles interested in Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal

Report: Eagles interested in Bills WRs coach Sanjay Lal

The Eagles fired Greg Lewis on Tuesday, so now they have to find a wide receivers coach to take his place. 

We have our first name. 

The team has "strong interest" in Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

While Lewis, 36, had never been an NFL position coach before the Eagles hired him last offseason, Lal has significant experience. 

The 47-year-old just finished his second season as the Bills wide receivers coach and has been a receivers coach in the NFL since 2009. He held the position with the Jets from 2012-14 and with the Raiders from 2009-11. Before that, he was an assistant receivers/quality control coach with the Raiders. 

With the Bills' firing of Rex Ryan, their position coaches have uncertain futures. 

A big problem with the Eagles' receivers group -- aside from an obvious lack of talent -- is unfulfilled potential. The Eagles started the season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at the position. And the only player who had a good season was Jordan Matthews. 

Nelson Agholor, the team's first-round pick from 2015, was slightly better in his second season but wasn't able to come near fulfilling his potential. 

Lal should know something about unfulfilled potential. In 2009, his first season as the Raiders' wide receivers coach, the team drafted Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh-overall pick. In his first two seasons, Heyward-Bey had numbers worse than Agholor's. But in his third season, and Lal's last with the team, Heyward-Bey caught 64 passes for 975 yards and four touchdowns. It's the best season he's ever had in the NFL. 

Maybe the Eagles want to see if Lal could squeeze some production out of their disappointing receivers.