July 21, 2010 |
Christina Lurie leaves the Eagles conference room at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, then turns and has one final thought. "Give a plug for Inside Job ," she says. Inside Job is the most recent documentary that Christina and Jeffrey Lurie, the owners of the Eagles, have executive-produced through their documentary film company, Screen Pass Pictures. They are filmmakers by trade. Jeffrey Lurie made three movies - V.I. Warshawski , Sweet Hearts Dance , and I Love You To Death - before leaving Hollywood to buy the Eagles in 1994.
January 20, 1996 |
What began as an act of good faith on Jeffrey Lurie's part might turn into a nasty tug-of-war. The Eagles' owner said yesterday that he will seek compensation from the Miami Dolphins for losing Bob Ackles, his chief contract negotiator and director of football administration. Ackles, who had one year left on his contract, will move to the Dolphins as assistant general manager. He will be rejoining Jimmy Johnson, with whom he had worked in Dallas. "We're asking for compensation," Lurie said.
September 6, 2012 |
Welcome to the No-Lose Season for Jeffrey Lurie, even though some would portray 2012 as the most perilous for the Eagles' owner in the recent history of the organization. After watching the team fail to win a playoff game for three straight seasons, after betting the limit on quarterback Michael Vick, and after putting the head coach on notice that this is truly a make-or-break situation in his tenure here, Lurie certainly will be watched closely. The television cameras will peer into the luxury suites to catalog every cheer and every grimace.
January 18, 2013 |
When Chip Kelly sat down with Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski in the Four Seasons hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz. to begin what would become a nine-hour interview session on Jan. 5, Kelly told them some things they might have heard about him weren't true. "These reports about me being power hungry. That's just not me," Kelly said, according to Lurie. If that was welcome news to Lurie, imagine how it played with Roseman, who wanted to run his player-personnel department in collaboration with a new coach, but not have to engage in a daily power tussle over how the roster is built.
July 25, 1994 |
The Eagles opened full training camp yesterday with all 80 veterans and draft picks in town and under contract - a claim no other NFL team can make. "I think it means a lot to (the coaching staff), and I think it means a lot to the players," said head coach Rich Kotite. "I think everyone is excited about everyone being here and doing this thing together. It's the first time in my coaching career I've been involved in something like that. " Not bad for a rookie owner. Jeffrey Lurie's family motif was absolutely contagious yesterday.
January 1, 2013 |
Jeffrey Lurie said that he was holding Howie Roseman accountable for only the 2012 season when the Eagles owner explained Monday why he was retaining the general manager. "The mistakes that were made in the 2011 draft have little or nothing to do with Howie's evaluations," Lurie said. "I think it was important for me to own up to the mistakes that were made and understand where they were coming from, and it was awfully clear. So an effort was made to streamline the entire operation.
June 1, 2012
This time, Jeffrey Lurie was all smiles. Painting brick walls bright colors Wednesday at Comegys Elementary School in West Philadelphia, there was little reason for anything less. All around, Eagles players joined Lurie as part of the team's annual playground-building event, a point of civic pride for the organization and their owner. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Chad Hall grooved with children dancing to hip-hop beats. Jason Kelce let young students paint his massive beard pink.
November 28, 2012 |
Andy Reid roamed the Eagles sideline just after the national anthem and it was hard not to look at the coach and think: "This might be the last time Cap'n Andy steers this ship. " If the Eagles had delivered another dud and the ship had sunk to 3-8, calling to mind Jeffrey Lurie's preseason declaration that another 8-8 record would not be enough, there was the smidgen of a chance that Reid would not open Monday's day-after news conference with "Injuries . . . " Lurie would have taken Reid out back and done the coach a favor and fired him with five games and many more moments of misery remaining.
April 17, 1994 |
Blockbuster Video king Wayne Huizenga stayed in hiding until his purchase of the Dolphins was finalized last month. Even though he was probably more well-known in Miami than Fidel Castro, Huizenga refused to discuss the team, his plans or even football, for that matter, until the NFL approved the deal. In New England, Boston businessman Robert Kraft - who loves to bask in the limelight - declined to talk about the Patriots until his purchase of that team was official, too. The CIA has leaks.