Report: Bengals Refused The Eagles Permission To Interview DB Coach For Defensive Coordinator Position

According to WCPO's Dennis Janson, Bengals president Mike Brown refused the Philadelphia Eagles permission to interview Bengals secondary coach, Kevin Coyle, for the vacant defensive coordinator position. We're pretty sure that Coyle and Carson Palmer might have a BBQ party at some point this offense.

Janson wrote:

Sources say that the Eagles identified and asked to interview a man with an extensive defensive background including years as a coordinator at Fresno State, Maryland and Syracuse. With 10 season's of NFL experience as an assistant.

But because he is under contract, the owner of that coach's current team wouldn’t grant the Eagles permission to contact him about the vacancy.

That owner I'm told, is Bengals President Mike Brown. Sources indicate the assistant in question is defensive backs Coach Kevin Coyle.

Brown isn't obligated by the NFL to allow any coach to interview for a position, aside from head coaching candidacy, while that coach is still under contract. Mike Brown. Doing whatever he can to make the team and the people around him better since 1991. Coyle has been an assistant coach with the Bengals since 2001. He was a defensive coordinator with Florida State (1997-00), Maryland (1994-96), Syracuse (1991-93) and Holy Cross (1986-90).

Coyle's assistant, Louie Cioffi, is reportedly becoming the Arizona Cardinals' defensive backs coach after former Bengals cornerback Ray Horton took the job as the team's defensive coordinator.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker