Eagles Assistant Coaches Clash on Sideline During Loss to Patriots

As the Eagles plummeted to 4-7 yesterday, Comcast SportsNet reported that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive line coach Jim Washburn had to be separated on the sideline in the first half.

A source close to the situation confirmed to the Daily News that Mornhinweg and Washburn then came onto the field for the second half having an animated disagreement.

There was no official word on what sparked the trouble, but speculation held that Washburn was not pleased with the Birds’ pass-heavy approach during the three-touchdown spree the Patriots went on during a nine minute and 18 second span of the first half. Washburn supposedly would have liked to have given his troops some time to recover and adjust, but the Eagles kept misfiring offensively, running the defense back on the field.

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