January 16, 2016 |
The Eagles will hire Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as their next head coach, league sources confirmed Thursday. Because the Chiefs are still in the playoffs, the Eagles must wait for their season to conclude before the move will be official. The Chiefs will play the New England Patriots on Saturday. "We have concluded our search for a new head coach," an Eagles spokesman said. "No further interviews are scheduled. " The selection of Pederson is a nod by owner Jeffrey Lurie to the success and environment that the team had under Andy Reid.
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 7, 2016 |
This is the time of year for hot guys in the NFL. The names and faces change annually, but by now, with the regular season having concluded Sunday, everyone knows this year's hot guys, the trendy candidates to fill the head coaching vacancies around the league, including the Eagles'. We could run a photo spread of them in The Inquirer and on Philly.com, and every football fan in the region would have an opinion about at least one of them: Hey, there's Adam Gase, the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator, the guy who apparently made Jay Cutler a better quarterback.
January 5, 2016 |
The Eagles will interview interim coach Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy over the next few days, an NFL source said Sunday night. ESPN was first with the report. The network also reported that Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase would interview with the Eagles this week. Shurmur and Gase's candidacies don't come as much of a surprise. Shurmur stepped in for the fired Chip Kelly and won the Eagles' season finale over the New York Giants, 35-30, on Sunday. Gase has been credited with reviving quarterback Jay Cutler's career in only one season as Bears coordinator.
January 2, 2016 |
Pat Shurmur has spent every game in the coaching booth since he returned to the Eagles as offensive coordinator in 2013. On Sunday, Shurmur will be on the sideline. As in the interim head coach, Shurmur will take over all of Chip Kelly's duties, including the offensive play-calling. He is tasked with trying to keep the players' attention for one game against the New York Giants that holds no bearing on the record. Shurmur, 50, is a former head coach of the Cleveland Browns who spent 14 years in the NFL before joining Kelly's staff.
December 7, 2015 |
The Eagles have lots of problems. Nobody is going to dispute that. The root causes of those problems, on the other hand, could be debated from noon until midnight. How much blame, for instance, should be placed on the draft during coach Chip Kelly's first three seasons as head coach? We don't know for sure how much input the coach had in the first two drafts when Howie Roseman still held the title of general manager, but Kelly has never been shy about distancing himself from the team's first-round selection of Marcus Smith in 2014.
November 26, 2015 |
Jordan Hicks returned to the Eagles locker room on Monday, sounding like he played for the 76ers. Hicks, the Eagles rookie inside linebacker, maybe their best and most important defensive player this season, had torn his left pectoral tendon Nov. 9 against the Cowboys, ending his season. This was not the first time he had suffered so traumatic an injury. At Texas, he'd torn an adductor muscle in his left leg one year and his left Achilles tendon the next, missing 19 games. That was hard, sitting out then.
November 4, 2015 |
GOOD MORNING. I am The Guy Who Still Has Hope for Sam Bradford. You might remember me from past roles, such as last year's Guy Who Still Has Hope for Nick Foles. Turned out, Chip Kelly did not share my view that Foles might have just been starting to come around when Foles suffered that broken collarbone, a year and a day ago. Kelly felt strongly enough about it to send Foles and the Eagles' 2016 second-round pick to the Rams for Bradford last March. Now, seven games into the 2015 season, it seems a decent chunk of the fan base, and some media folk, wouldn't mind moving on yet again.
October 3, 2015 |
There was sadness within him, nothing more or less. When he learned that Evan Murray, a 17-year-old quarterback at Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, N.J., had died from football last Friday night, Miles Austin did not tie the tragedy to any aspect of his own life, his own experiences in the sport. He could have. The connections were apparent. During a game against Summit High School, Murray rose from the ground after a tackle, his teammates steadying him as he wobbled, and walked off the field before collapsing on the sideline.