The Philadelphia Eagles have separated from offensive coordinator Mike Groh and large receiver coach Carson Walch, head coach Doug Pederson announced Thursday.
The news comes a day after Pederson indicated that they would likely be returning in 2020.
“After many considerations and discussions, I decided to make a change to the positions of offensive coordinator and coaches of great recipients. It was not an easy decision for me and I appreciate all that Mike Groh and Carson Walch contributed to the organization and my staff. As I said yesterday, they have been an important part of our success over the past season. This is one of the hardest parts of the job and something that weighs on me, but in the end I have to make decisions that I think. are in the best interest of the advancing football team, “Pederson said in a statement.
“I apologize for the confusion I created during yesterday’s press conference, including my comments on Coach (Jim) Schwartz, who did a great job as our defensive coordinator. It was my intention not to comment on any of my collaborators during evaluations, because I wanted to be able to go through the process and communicate any decision directly with people. I did a terrible job of explaining that the first time I was asked. I will continue to evaluate everything and consider all the possibilities to improve the our football team. “
Groh has been an offensive coordinator for the past two seasons after joining the Eagles as a coach of large receivers in 2017. Walch was assistant coach of large receivers in 2018 and was promoted to coach of large receivers for 2019.
The Eagles were ranked 14th in total offensive and 11th in passing attack this season, but were decimated by injuries, particularly wide catchers, and had to use several players from the practice team in the position while winning the last four set off to win the NFC East.
The Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday with a 17-9 defeat Seattle Seahawks.