January 14, 2016 |
The Eagles have confirmed interviews with the following coaches: Doug Pederson, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Age: 47 Info: Pederson is a former Eagles quarterback and assistant coach who comes with Andy Reid's endorsement. He cannot be hired until the Chiefs complete their playoff run, but Pederson's connection to the organization makes him a strong candidate. He spent 12 years as an NFL quarterback. He has not been a full-time play caller in his career, and he has worked only under Reid as an NFL coach.
January 13, 2016 |
IF YOUR frame of reference is 2015, then hiring Tom Coughlin to coach the Eagles must seem like a crazy idea. Coughlin, 69, gently led toward the New York Giants' door after a 6-10 season, presided over several late-game collapses. The Giants media and fan base spent much of the year talking about how their team was better than its record, which is pretty much always an indictment of coaching. But as the outpouring of affection for Coughlin when he stepped down showed, there was a lot more to the crusty coach than 2015.
January 13, 2016 |
Not that it is likely to help his case, but Doug Pederson, the former Eagles quarterback and assistant who interviewed Sunday for the vacant head coaching job, already has his jersey in the Hall of Fame for a Philadelphia accomplishment. As with most things regarding Pederson, however, there are a few asterisks that go along with that story, most of which make you say, "oh," instead of, "OH!" The same applies to his current candidacy for the job that came open when owner Jeffrey Lurie had his fill of Chip Kelly.
January 12, 2016
Les Bowen Welllll . . . NO. Not so much. Jeffrey Lurie has provided the best, most stable ownership the Eagles have ever had, which is sort of like winning the tallest jockey contest. This is a franchise that has been around since 1933, yet never had a real practice facility, or a stadium to call its own, until Lurie took over from the beloved Norman Braman and made those items a priority. Ownership is the main reason the Eagles only have three championships to show for their long NFL tenure, the most recent having occurred in 1960.
January 12, 2016 |
The Eagles interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson for the team's head coaching vacancy on Sunday. Pederson met with the Eagles' three-man search party - owner Jeffrey Lurie, vice president of football operations Howie Roseman, and team president Don Smolenski - in Kansas City. The Chiefs beat the Texans, 30-0, in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. They will meet the Patriots in the divisional round on Saturday afternoon. If the Eagles have tagged Pederson as their next coach, they will have to wait until the Chiefs are eliminated from the postseason to hire him. The team has confirmed five interviews - former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who was hired by the Dolphins on Saturday; New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo; Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur; Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley; and Pederson.
January 10, 2016 |
REDSKINS (+1) over Packers You know how much we love Mr. Discount Double Check ( Aaron Rodgers ), but this game is gonna be all about Mr. You Like That ( Kirk Cousins ). Washington will be giving away thousands of "You Like That" rally towels, and if any of you are gonna be at the game, save me one. We also have made fun of the NFC "Least" all year long, but this team from D.C. is doing some really superb stuff . . . especially Cousins. Since Week 7, he leads the league in completion percentage (72.4)
January 8, 2016
EAGLES OWNER Jeff Lurie went into his fourth head-coaching search with a specific plan. The first part of that plan was to see if the two names at the top of his wish list - Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Saints coach Sean Payton - became available. Neither did. He has since moved on to part two, which is interviewing the top NFL assistants on his list. As we told you earlier this week, Doug Pederson, a former Eagles quarterback and assistant coach and now Andy Reid's offensive coordinator in Kansas City, was Lurie's leading assistant candidate going into the interview process.
January 8, 2016 |
Three years ago, the Eagles fired Andy Reid on New Year's Eve and searched for their next head coach until owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman landed Chip Kelly on Jan. 16. This time around, Kelly was dismissed on Dec. 29, prior to the last game of the regular season, and the new search has commenced, with Lurie and Roseman once again leading the way, in conjunction with business-side president Don Smolenski. The question on the table is a simple one: Are the Eagles better off now than they were three years ago?
January 4, 2016 |
During the news conference Wednesday when he explained, or tried to, why he had fired Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie uttered fewer than 30 words of his opening statement before referencing the rarity of what he had done the day before. Kelly was just the second head coach whom Lurie had decided to replace since 1998, and he cited that relative lack of turnover - just Kelly and Andy Reid, for close to 18 years - to sell everyone on his always-careful thought process and the franchise's resulting stability.