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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 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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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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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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June 1, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle's Kyle Shurmur, a strong-armed junior quarterback, committed Friday to play at Vanderbilt after taking an unofficial visit this week to the school. "So excited for my opportunity to play at Vanderbilt. Thanks to all the people that have helped me throughout," he tweeted Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder chose the Commodores over several other Division I schools, including Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Temple. "He was waiting to find the school he felt most comfortable with," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said.
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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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January 20, 2009
There was no official word from St. Louis yesterday about the possibility of Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur joining new Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo, but a league source said two NFL teams have asked permission to speak with Shurmur about becoming their offensive coordinator. Shurmur, 43, is an original member of Andy Reid's staff. He spent 3 years coaching tight ends and now has been the quarterbacks coach for seven seasons. Spagnuolo worked with Shurmur the first eight of those seasons, before becoming the Giants' defensive coordinator and winning last season's Super Bowl.
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March 17, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is little significant buzz about Michael Vick, although two quarterback-needy teams remain possibilities: the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. Neither team has addressed its quarterback situation this offseason, and both teams have head coaches who need to win in 2014 - Rex Ryan in New York and Dennis Allen with the Raiders. Vick would likely be welcomed back by the Eagles as a backup, but he wants to compete for a starting job. The No. 2 quarterback on the Eagles roster is slated to be Matt Barkley, but the team could bring in competition.
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June 1, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle's Kyle Shurmur, a strong-armed junior quarterback, committed Friday to play at Vanderbilt after taking an unofficial visit this week to the school. "So excited for my opportunity to play at Vanderbilt. Thanks to all the people that have helped me throughout," he tweeted Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder chose the Commodores over several other Division I schools, including Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Temple. "He was waiting to find the school he felt most comfortable with," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is little significant buzz about Michael Vick, although two quarterback-needy teams remain possibilities: the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. Neither team has addressed its quarterback situation this offseason, and both teams have head coaches who need to win in 2014 - Rex Ryan in New York and Dennis Allen with the Raiders. Vick would likely be welcomed back by the Eagles as a backup, but he wants to compete for a starting job. The No. 2 quarterback on the Eagles roster is slated to be Matt Barkley, but the team could bring in competition.
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March 9, 2014 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
Line up Kyle Shurmur on the field with his La Salle football teammates, and the Division I quarterback prospect won't stand out, at least not for his upper body. But put him among his swimming teammates on the pool deck, and you get a sense of why Explorers swim coach Frank Lichtner says he's a "monster. " Shurmur is lean, as the others are, but he packs more muscle on his 6-foot-4 frame, especially high. "He's really big," Lichtner said. "When he turns around, his back, you can't even see around him. " The quarterback can flat-out swim, too. And his strength is a big part of what he has accomplished in his first season of PIAA competition, Lichtner says.
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December 5, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
OFFICIATING REMAINED a hot topic yesterday at NovaCare, in the wake of Arizona coach Bruce Arians saying Monday that he was sending "about 15" plays for the league to review from Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis talked of getting a feel for how each crew is calling a game. "It's very obvious right now with all the games that have been played . . . the offensive players and the defensive players are allowed to have a little bit more contact," Davis said.
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November 21, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles players went their separate ways Tuesday as members of an unlikely first-place team. They have been given a week to rest their minds and bodies before a five-game December stretch run that has become a lot more than just a final evaluation for the future. "I think you always want to play meaningful games," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. "That means you won a few previous to that. Fortunately, we put ourselves in a position where we kind of control what might be the outcome of this regular season.
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November 14, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT DIDN'T really matter Sunday, when the Eagles failed to challenge a 36-yard Packers completion to Jarrett Boykin, because the Birds' Brandon Boykin ended the possession with an interception. But nobody knew there would be an interception when the catch went unchallenged; it could have been the pivotal play of the game. On Monday, Chip Kelly said coaches in the press box told him they "got one clip" to review Sunday and "saw both feet down. Couldn't really tell where the elbow was. Then they were snapping the ball and going.
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November 14, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed veteran wide receiver Brad Smith to a two-year contract on Tuesday and released wide receiver B.J. Cunningham. Smith, a 29-year-old in his eighth NFL season, is a multidimensional player who was added to bolster the special teams. He's a capable kick returner who plays on all four phases of special teams and was a standout quarterback in college at Missouri. Smith was waived by the Buffalo Bills off injured reserve. He joined the Eagles after passing a physical.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took nine games for Bryce Brown to look like the 2012 version of himself. After averaging only 2.6 yards a carry in the first half of the season, the Eagles running back broke out for 54 yards on seven tries in last week's victory over the Raiders. The Eagles will face the fifth-ranked run defense in the league when they travel to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. If Brown can sustain the performance he had against the Raiders - however small the sample - it would only give opponents one more weapon to worry about.
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November 7, 2013
SOMETIMES LIFE hands you lemons and you try to make lemonade. Other times, it's a bowl of cherries. Sunday should be a jubilee. The Eagles, reconstituted and rearranged from top to bottom, entered this season looking at a few sure-fire losses. At Denver, for sure. At Green Bay, almost certainly. Then, on Monday night, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the first quarter against Chicago with a fractured left collarbone. It could cost him a month. Suddenly, the can't-win in Green Bay became a must-win.
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November 7, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES boxed up Nick Foles' grass-stained white road jersey, his cleats and the game ball they'd saved yesterday and shipped them all to Canton, Ohio, at the request of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Equipment manager Greg Delimitros said he'd kept just one ball for Foles, but the quarterback had no problem parting with it, or any of the other artifacts from Foles' seven-touchdown-pass afternoon Sunday in Oakland. Delimitros said Foles isn't superstitious or even very picky about his equipment.
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