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Jim Schwartz | DT

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (51) / 6/2/1966

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The Cardinals could give Eagles DC Jim Schwartz a second interview next week.
The Cardinals gave Panthers DC Steve Wilks a second interview and may look to do the same with Schwartz. After drawing interest from multiple teams, Schwartz has faded over the last few weeks but remains one of the top retreads available this cycle. Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, Patriots LB coach Brian Flores, Cardinals DC James Bettcher, and Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong are among the finalists for Arizona's head-coaching job. Jan 20 - 3:39 PM

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The Giants have held off interviewing Eagles DC Jim Schwartz for their head-coaching job.

Schwartz was expected to interview this weekend with the Eagles on a first-round bye. He met with the Cardinals on Friday, but looks to be out of the running for the Giants' job. Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are the only candidates to interview with the Giants.
Jan 6 - 5:45 PM

Eagles DC Jim Schwartz will interview for the Cardinals' head-coaching vacancy on Friday.

The Cardinals are in town to interview both Schwartz and Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo. DC James Bettcher and Vikings OC Pat Shurmur met with Arizona earlier this week while Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak is scheduled for a sit-down this weekend. Panthers DC Steve Wilks will also interview for the Cardinals' job, though it will have to be after Sunday's game. So far the Cardinals and Giants have shown the most interest in Schwartz, whose only head-coaching experience came with Detroit from 2009-13.
Jan 5 - 2:39 PM

The Giants will interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz for their head-coaching job this weekend.

The interview will take place in Philadelphia. Schwartz is the first candidate to meet with the Giants and is considered the favorite to replace Ben McAdoo. The Cardinals have also been linked to Schwartz for their coaching vacancy.
Jan 3 - 4:14 PM

The Cardinals have sought permission to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz for their head-coaching vacancy.

The ex-Lions coach has now been connected to the Cardinals and Giants. Schwartz hasn't been a head coach since 2013, when he was fired following an 11-21 two-year skid in Detroit.
Jan 1 - 2:05 PM

The Giants are expected to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz for their head-coaching job this week.

With the Eagles on a first-round bye, Schwartz will be the first candidate to interview with the G-Men. ESPN's Adam Schefter is calling him the favorite to succeed Ben McAdoo and interim coach Steve Spagnuolo. Schwartz has been one of the top defensive coordinators in the league since his Detroit firing and fits what the Giants are looking for as an experienced coach. New York has also been linked to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Panthers DC Steve Wilks.
Source: SNY
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:27:00 AM

NFL Network's Mike Silver expects Eagles DC Jim Schwartz to be a "strong candidate" for the Giants' coaching job.

Schwartz has been one of the top defensive playcallers in the league this year. He's had success at both Buffalo and Philadelphia since his firing from Detroit in 2013. Schwartz could be a fit as a retread for a team that's one year removed from the playoffs. With the Eagles on a first-round bye, the Giants could look to bring Schwartz in for an interview next week.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 05:12:00 PM

New DC Jim Schwartz confirmed the Eagles will use a 4-3 scheme on defense.

"I looked at the players," said Schwartz, whose background is primarily with 4-3s and the Wide 9. "I think we can help them out, put them in maybe in a little bit different position and emphasize their strengths a little bit more." Philadelphia's defense underachieved with Billy Davis at the reigns, but should be in for a bounce-back year with Schwartz calling the shots. The Eagles still have a ton of talent in the front seven.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 01:46:00 PM

New Eagles DC Jim Schwartz said he won't decide what scheme to use until he sees how the roster shakes out.

"Scheme-wise, I'm a system guy," said Schwartz. "I don't like being labeled ... I always believe in playing to your player's strengths." Schwartz has employed a 4-3 scheme almost everywhere he's gone and we're guessing he'll do the same in Philadelphia. Schwartz successfully transitioned the Bills from a 3-4 to a 4-3 scheme when he was defensive coordinator in 2014. Kiko Alonso would likely be the weak side linebacker in that configuration.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Eagles hired Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.

He hasn't put pen to paper yet but an agreement is in place. Schwartz last coached in 2014 when he served under Doug Marrone as the Bills' defensive coordinator. Steve Spagnuolo was also considered for the job but the Giants wouldn't give the Eagles permission to interview him. Schwartz interviewed for the Jaguars' defensive coordinator opening on Monday but ultimately chose to team up with Doug Pederson in Philadelphia. The Eagles will transition into a 4-3 scheme under Schwartz.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 01:34:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles are interviewing Jim Schwartz for their open defensive coordinator position Tuesday.

It would be a surprise at this point if Schwartz is not named the defensive coordinator, with an announcement coming perhaps as early as Tuesday afternoon. Schwartz was not in the league last season, but he led a dominant Bills defense in 2014. One point of concern could be the transition to Schwartz's 4-3 base scheme, but the personnel department will make the switch work if Schwartz is who new coach Doug Pederson wants.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 09:54:00 AM

ABC 6 Philadelphia reports Jim Schwartz arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, and there's a "strong possibility" Schwartz becomes the Eagles' next defensive coordinator.

Doug Pederson was announced as the Eagles' new head coach on Monday. His first step will be putting together a staff. Schwartz has also drawn interest from the Browns and interviewed for the Jaguars' defensive coordinator job. Schwartz last served as a defensive coordinator for the 2014 Bills, who finished that season No. 2 in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA -- behind only Seattle -- and No. 1 in pass-defense DVOA. They were 12th against the run.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 05:15:00 PM

The Jaguars interviewed Jim Schwartz for their defensive coordinator opening.

The Jags are looking to upgrade on Bob Babich, who was Gus Bradley's fall guy for Jacksonville's porous pass defense. Schwartz has also drawn interest from the Eagles and has made his hopes of returning to the sidelines clear this offseason. Schwartz spent 2015 serving as a consultant in the NFL's officiating department to provide a coach's perspective in referees' decisions.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 11:13:00 PM

SI's Don Banks reports the Eagles have interest in Jim Schwartz for their defensive coordinator opening.

Schwartz hasn't hidden his desire to return to coaching for 2016, and the Eagles have openings after parting with Chip Kelly's staff, where Billy Davis served as defensive coordinator. Schwartz runs a Wide 9, 4-3 scheme and might change the complexion of Philadelphia's defense, which played 3-4 and man coverage under Davis. Schwartz's defenses in Tennessee and Detroit were attacking, aggressive units with a penchant for racking up sacks.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 08:36:00 PM

Ex-Lions coach Jim Schwartz is reportedly "on the Browns' list" of head-coaching candidates.

Schwartz recently made his desire to return to the sideline public, while he remained on the league's radar during his year away from coaching, drawing some interest from the Dolphins when they fired DC Kevin Coyle in October. Schwartz would have to be signed off on by new VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown, who previously served as the Browns' team lawyer.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 12:25:00 PM

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