Reid, Washburn on move from Titans

Here are quotes from Andy Reid and Jim Washburn from the Eagles' press release announcing Philadelphia has hired Wasburn away from the Titans as defensive line coach.

Reid: “We are thrilled to add a quality defensive line coach in Jim Washburn. He had a great tenure with Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans and he’ll play a big part in the development of our defensive line moving forward. He’s had a number of Pro Bowl players working under him over the years with the Titans and we’re happy to have him join our coaching staff ."

Washburn: “Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Jeff Fisher and the Titans organization for allowing a nobody like me to coach in the NFL for the last 12 years. An opportunity came along for me to join the Eagles and I felt like it was good timing. At this stage of my career, I’m ready to make a change. This is no reflection on the state of the Titans but just a good opportunity for me.

“My wife, Sandy, and I have long planned to make Middle Tennessee our home and that is still our plan. However, we look forward to moving to Philadelphia and joining a top-flight organization like the Eagles and work for a premier coach in Andy Reid.”

My thoughts on Washburn and the Titans from Tuesday night are here.