Three reasons to be excited about Eagles new WR coach Gunter Brewer
5 March 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles filled their vacant wide receiver coach position with the former University of North Carolina wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer. Brewer will finally get his shot in the NFL and here is three reasons why you should be excited about the hire.
- His coaching resume
Although he has not coached in the NFL, he has a lot of experience coaching wide receivers at the college level. Most notably, he coached at UNC, Ole Miss, Oklahoma St. and Marshall. In his time coaching, he coached wide receivers such as Randy Moss and Dez Bryant. Based on what we are hearing he is a leader and a teacher and with the Eagles young wide receivers, that is exactly what they need.
2. Mack Hollins reunion
Being that he recently coached at UNC, he coached Eagles wide receiver, Mack Hollins. Hollins was able to develop into one of the nation’s top deep threat wide receivers under Brewer. People tend to forget, Hollins was a DB turned WR in UNC, so Brewer was the first to start develop him and now he has the chance to further develop him. Under Brewer, Hollins led the nation in yards per catch (24.8) in 2015. Hiring Brewer gives Hollins an edge on the competition in the wide receivers room and will allow him to thrive with a coach he is familiar with, watch out for him next season.
3. Considered one of the best recruiters in college
As well as being a great coach, he also has a great eye for talent. This could come into play big time for the Eagles, especially this year. A college coach who will be very familiar with a lot of the prospects in the draft is a good guy to get an opinion from when making your draft board. Brewer was one of the country’s best recruiters and was highly respected in recruiting. The Eagles could always use an extra eye when looking for talent and hiring Brewer gives them a great addition to that department.