Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
When Bill Musgrave was hired by the Vikings three years ago, he came with a reputation as a QB guru, a reputation he earned by supposedly helping to develop Matt Ryan in Atlanta.
You might have thought that QB guru reputation had eroded somewhat during his three years guiding the non-development of Christian Ponder, but apparently such an assumption would be erroneous.
Bill Musgrave is still seen as a guy with QB mentoring skills. And that’s why the Philadelphia Eagles are hiring him to be their QB coach.
Chip Kelly believes in Bill Musgrave’s ability to help a QB? Who am I to argue with Chip Kelly? Look what Nick Foles did in that offense last year. Foles absolutely tore it up.
And now Foles will have Musgrave to help guide him to the next level.
Look, it’s clear Bill Musgrave is not qualified to be an NFL offensive coordinator. He may be good on a chalkboard but his in-game playcalling is brutal. But in fairness, those game day deficiencies do not speak to his ability to teach a quarterback.
Maybe that reputation Musgrave earned before the Vikings mess was valid. Maybe Christian Ponder was just so bad that nobody could help him.
Even after the Ponder debacle, Musgrave still has enough credibility around the league to get a job for a head coach who knows his offense. Great for Bill Musgrave. He clearly has more to work with in Foles than he ever had in Ponder.
I wish him well. And I’m glad he’s not our OC anymore.