Feb 072011
New Eagles LB coach Mike Caldwell

New Eagles LB coach Mike Caldwell

By Justin Adkins:

The Eagles have announced the promotions of Mike Caldwell to linebackers coach and Mike Zordich to secondary/safeties coach.

Caldwell had previously served as assistant linebackers coach the past two seasons.  He originally joined the team in a coaching capacity in 2007 as an intern, moving to defensive quality control coach in 2008.   Zordich spent 2010 as a defensive quality control coach who helped with the secondary after spending 2009 as an intern.

Both are also former Eagles players.

Caldwell played 11 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker and special teams standout.  He had stops in Cleveland (1993-95), Baltimore (1996), Arizona (1997), Philadelphia (1998-2001), Chicago (2002), and Carolina (2003).  Caldwell registered 14.5 sacks and eight picks while playing in 159 career regular season games.  In 1998, the popular linebacker was named Eagles special teams MVP by his fellow teammates.

Zordich entered the NFL as a ninth-round draft pick (yes, ninth) of the Chargers back in 1986.  The hard-working and hard-hitting safety played for the New York Jets (1987-88), Phoenix Cardinals (1989-1993) and the Eagles (1994-98), recording 810 tackles, 20 picks, five sacks and four touchdowns in 185 total games.

The Eagles could still potentially hire a cornerbacks coach.

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