Eagles QB coach to interview in Miami

Posted: January 10, 2014

GIVEN THE Eagles' offensive success in 2013, it pretty much had to happen. A source close to the situation confirmed yesterday that Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor was interviewing in Miami for the Dolphins' offensive-coordinator opening.

Lazor, 41, was the Virginia offensive coordinator before taking his current job on Chip Kelly's staff a year ago, but before that he was an NFL QBs coach with the Redskins and the Seahawks, and also spent a year on the Falcons' staff.

Miami earlier this week fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, a mentor and friend to head coach Joe Philbin.

The Eagles' innovative offense, for which Kelly is careful to share credit, ranked second in the NFL this season in yards, fourth in points. Second-year quarterback Nick Foles led the NFL in passer rating and was NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November, while throwing 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions.

There have been reports that the Dolphins might go after Eagles player personnel vice president Tom Gamble to fill their general manager vacancy. As of late yesterday afternoon, there had been no communication between the teams on that matter, a league source said.

On Monday, Kelly was asked about the possibility that some of his coaches might be in demand. He said he wants to keep everyone, but if other teams ask, "everything is done on an individual basis . . . I'd sit down and visit with them and [ask] what do they want to do and how do they want to go about it."

Kelly was asked how he was able to keep key staffers at Oregon.

"We had a lot of fun working together, and part of the difficult thing for me leaving was them," he said.

"Sometimes the grass isn't always greener," he added, and noted he was fortunate to inherit some longtime staffers who stayed on. "I think we had an environment that we were excited about going to work every day, and I feel like we have that here. But I'm never going to stand in the way of someone bettering themselves."

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