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January 7, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Buffalo Bills requested permission Monday to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy, an NFL source said. Shurmur interviewed with the Raiders on Friday. Of the six head coaching openings - the 49ers, Bears, Falcons and New York Jets have the others - he now has been linked to two. Shurmur, 49, compiled a 9-23 record in two seasons (2011-12) as head coach of the Browns. He was fired after an ownership change. He started his NFL coaching career as an assistant with the Eagles and has spent the last two seasons as coordinator under coach Chip Kelly.
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January 1, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Raiders requested and were granted permission to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, according to an NFL source. A date for the meeting had yet to be set. Shurmur, 49, has spent the last two years as the Eagles coordinator, but coach Chip Kelly has called the plays. Shurmur was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2011 and 2012. He compiled a 9-23 record before being fired by a new ownership group. From 1999 to 2008, Shurmur was an Eagles assistant, first as the tight ends coach and then in charge of quarterbacks.
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January 21, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles have hired former Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur, an NFL source said Sunday. Shurmur is expected to be named offensive coordinator, but an exact title had yet to be determined. New Eagles coach Chip Kelly likely will handle the offensive play-calling next season. He became one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches by signing a five-year contract worth $32.5 million with the Birds last week, ESPN reported. But he said that he was looking for a coordinator to help in the passing game.
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February 12, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, known to quip more than his predecessor, Andy Reid, wasn't exactly forthright. But he was amusing when talking about how the team's play-calling duties will work between him and new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. "I will call all the good plays, and Pat will call the bad ones," Kelly said on Monday during a news conference to introduce the new coaching staff. Shurmur was more revealing. "Things haven't been totally talked about [between us]
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February 13, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, known to quip more than his predecessor, Andy Reid, wasn't exactly forthright. But he was amusing when talking about how the team's play-calling duties will work between him and new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. "I will call all the good plays, and Pat will call the bad ones," Kelly said on Monday during a news conference to introduce the new coaching staff. Shurmur was more revealing. "Things haven't been totally talked about [between us]
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October 21, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
PAT SHURMUR feels most comfortable when he's uncomfortable. It is no surprise, then, that he smiles even as he squirms when confronted with the million-dollar question: What does he DO, exactly? Shurmur is the offensive coordinator of an offensive system for which he usually gets no credit - neither for its conception, nor its implementation, nor its execution on game day. Will this perception handicap Shurmur the next time he is considered for a head-coaching job? Hardly.
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January 22, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - The Eagles have yet to confirm any of their assistant coaching hires, including the addition of Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. But Shurmur walked around Senior Bowl practice Monday with a credential that read "Eagles" under his name. That was about as much confirmation as one would need. Of more importance is how the former Cleveland Browns head coach will jell with new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. On the surface, they are different. Kelly, who will likely call the plays on offense, is an out-of-the-box-thinking proponent of the spread offense.
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May 31, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In two of Pat Shurmur's last three seasons coaching in the NFL, his teams have started a rookie quarterback. In the other year, he started a second-year quarterback. It's hard to find an NFL coach with more recent experience coaching young quarterbacks than Shurmur, the Eagles' new offensive coordinator. An Eagles tight ends coach when Donovan McNabb was a rookie in 1999 and the quarterbacks coach when Kevin Kolb was drafted in 2007, Shurmur watched McNabb become the starter as a rookie and Kolb wait his turn.
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August 6, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was halftime at the RCA Dome on Nov. 26, and things weren't going well for the Eagles. Having lost starting quarterback Donovan McNabb for the season the week before, the Eagles were in the midst of being blown out by the Indianapolis Colts. Inside the locker room, quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur noticed he had a voice-mail message from a number in East Lansing, Mich. The message was a potentially life-changing one for Shurmur, who was a candidate for the head coaching job at Michigan State, his alma mater.
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February 8, 2013
Here is how Chip Kelly's new Eagles coaching staff, unofficial so far, appears to be shaping up: Head coach: Chip Kelly Offensive coordinator: Pat Shurmur Defensive coordinator: Billy Davis Quarterbacks: Bill Lazor Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell Running backs: Duce Staley Tight ends: Ted Williams Offensive line: Jeff Stoutland Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro Linebackers: Rick Minter Secondary: Bill McGovern ...
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August 14, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There has been nothing routine about DeMarco Murray's practice routine during training camp. The Eagles' high-priced running back has missed time this summer because of hydration problems and illness, and even when he's on the field, his involvement is scattered by the day. He could be taking a majority of the first-team snaps or could be watching from the back. He could take part in individual drills or could work with trainers during that period. Murray, 27, said Wednesday that he is neither injured nor behind.
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August 14, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SURE SEEMS to be a lot of work to do, as DeMarco Murray acclimates himself to a new offense and a new offensive line. But we aren't really seeing Murray do a lot of work. Again yesterday, the NFL's 2014 leading rusher was in and out of first-team drills, spent time early in practice working off to the side with the training staff. When he was in, he ran hard enough to make you think there must not be an injury problem. But he missed the first set of full-team reps, and enough else to make you wonder what, then, is going on, keeping in mind the various other off-and-on Murray workouts over the first week-and-a-half of Eagles training camp.
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August 9, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT'S STILL the first week of training camp, so it seems likely that Eagles' coaches will be happy if Sam Bradford just keeps getting out there every day, with no swelling or pain in his twice-repaired left knee. But Bradford gave them a little more to be excited about yesterday, zipping passes into tight windows, lasering long bombs and really looking, for the first time since he arrived here, like a former No. 1 overall draft pick with "did you see that?!" star potential. Yes, it was only a training-camp practice.
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August 6, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IF THIS WERE just about the pass-catching skills of Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, there would not be an issue. It's basically agreed that Ertz has the hands, speed and route-running techniques to be an impact player in the NFL. Yesterday, at the Eagles' open training session at Lincoln Financial Field, Ertz made a couple of catches that elicited cheers from fans getting their first look at the 2015 Birds. Still, there is a reason why, entering his third NFL season, Ertz has yet to have the breakout year that's been predicted since he was drafted in the second round in 2013 out of Stanford University.
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June 5, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the Eagles traded for Sam Bradford in March, Chip Kelly turned to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for information about the quarterback from the time they spent together in St. Louis. Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator in 2010, when Bradford was offensive rookie of the year and almost led the Rams to the playoffs. Then Shurmur accepted the head coaching job in Cleveland, and Bradford went through two more offensive coordinators while dealing with injuries in three of the next four seasons.
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March 16, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most evaluations of the Eagles' new quarterback come with a two-word caveat that seems attached to Sam Bradford's name: if healthy . The qualifier shows both the risk the Eagles absorbed in Tuesday's trade and the potential reward that could come their way. "When I put the question mark on him, that's it," said former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, an ESPN analyst. "I don't question his talent, his ability, his cerebral ability to lead a football team and run an offense. But he's got to stay healthy.
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March 10, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles sat out of the pass rusher shopping spree last offseason, waiting until the first round of the draft to address the position with Marcus Smith. They knew that one year later, Trent Cole would be older and more expensive, and Brandon Graham would become a free agent. The Eagles are now at the one-year-later mark. They released Cole and have not re-signed Graham. The depth chart at right outside linebacker thinned, although Smith's unproductive rookie season leaves the Eagles searching for more help at the position.
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January 22, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Eagles coach Chip Kelly did not stop to talk to reporters after yesterday afternoon's South team practice at Fairhope High, but he did toss a few quips over his shoulder as he departed. Asked about his plans for filling the personnel-chief job the team announced when Kelly took control of that operation on Jan 2, Kelly said his immediate plan was "to go back to my hotel and take a shower. " Asked about a timeframe, Kelly said his shower should take about 5 minutes.
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January 7, 2015
Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will interview for the Buffalo Bills head-coaching position, a source close to the situation said. Meanwhile, NFL.com reported yesterday that Detroit director of pro personnel Sheldon White is expected to interview for the Eagles job created by last week's reorganization, running personnel under coach Chip Kelly. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles have asked to talk to Kansas City player personnel director Chris Ballard. Also, the Eagles signed 2014 practice squad inside linebacker Brandon Hepburn.
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January 7, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Buffalo Bills requested permission Monday to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy, an NFL source said. Shurmur interviewed with the Raiders on Friday. Of the six head coaching openings - the 49ers, Bears, Falcons and New York Jets have the others - he now has been linked to two. Shurmur, 49, compiled a 9-23 record in two seasons (2011-12) as head coach of the Browns. He was fired after an ownership change. He started his NFL coaching career as an assistant with the Eagles and has spent the last two seasons as coordinator under coach Chip Kelly.
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