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Old 01-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #162
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Default Re: Black Monday Thread (Firings)

The Eagles' interest apparently has been directed to Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino, according to two NFL sources. While Donatell has vast experience as a defensive coordinator, Monachino has never helmed a defense in either college or the NFL.

Still, he is considered an up-and-comer around the league, having worked under coordinators Greg Mattison, Chuck Pagano, and Dean Pees in Baltimore. Monachino, 46, was hired to coach the Ravens' outside linebackers in 2010. He was promoted to linebackers coach last year.

Ravens all-pro linebacker Terrell Suggs has credited Monachino with helping him reach the next level. Suggs was a Pro Bowl linebacker before Monachino came aboard, but he became one of the league's best defensive players in 2010 and '11.

Monachino was Suggs' position coach at Arizona State, where he played defensive end from 2000-02. In 2006, Monachino started a five-year stint as the defensive line coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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