1-on-1 with Dave Spadaro, Eagles Insider | Houston Texans Head Coach Search

As part of an ongoing series, Deepi Sidhu caught up with Dave Spadaro, host of the Eagles Insider podcast, to get insight on former quarterback Josh McCown, who interviewed for the Houston Texans Head Coach position.

Sidhu: In 2020, the Eagles reportedly offered McCown a job on their coaching staff which he declined because he was not done playing. What do you think stood out about McCown that garnered that sort of interest?

Spadaro: His presence in the quarterback room in 2019 clearly caught the attention of the coaching staff. He was like another coach on the sidelines and in the film room. When you have that kind of experience and a genuine way of communicating – and I’m trying to think of anyone I’ve come across who actually has those credentials – a team is going to take notice and try to retain him and work with him and develop him as a coach.

Sidhu: What skills does McCown possess that would make him a good head coach?

Spadaro: Josh understands the coach-player dynamic, he understands the highs and lows a player has during the course of the season, and he’s studied so many head coaches and taken the best traits from them throughout his career. I think he will make a natural transition to the coaching room. He’s open-minded, and he understands how to handle a group of players on a day-to-day basis. He will be able to…

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