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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 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 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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December 31, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER COLUMNIST
Chip Kelly was the fashionable selection to become the 21st head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Owner Jeffrey Lurie was not wrong when he said that the hot-shot college guy from the University of Oregon was the preferred choice for a lot of NFL teams searching for a head coach after the 2012 season. Thanks to their unwillingness to take no for an answer, Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman convinced Kelly to come to Philadelphia after he initially declined, and it was quite the coup, even if it did evolve into an "oh-no" situation that led to Tuesday's bombshell announcement and Wednesday's surprising news conference inside the NovaCare Complex.
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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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April 21, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson probably felt at the very least that they were performing their due diligence earlier this offseason when they held their private workouts with California's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. In truth, it was overdone diligence. The vice president of football operations and head coach should have had their focus elsewhere because they had already made a vital decision at quarterback when they signed Sam Bradford to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $22 million.
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February 2, 2016
If you were Sam Bradford, and you had other options, would you want to come back to the Eagles? I might. If you were Sam Bradford, and you had other options, would you want to come back to the Eagles? It would depend a lot on the options, which are hard to evaluate right now. If the Houston Texans, who have DeAndre Hopkins, Bill O'Brien and J.J. Watt, would like to pay me the market rate for a starting quarterback, and the Eagles' aren't gonna franchise me, then hasta la vista, Haddonfield, N.J., point me to the correct exit off Houston's Southeast Freeway for River Oaks.
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January 23, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles hired former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach Thursday. He joins offensive coordinator Frank Reich to give the Eagles two coaches on the offensive staff who called plays in the NFL last season. DeFilippo, 37, graduated from Radnor High School when his father, Gene, was the athletic director at Villanova. He reportedly drew interest from the San Francisco 49ers for their head coaching vacancy and the Los Angeles Rams to be offensive coordinator.
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January 21, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Pederson doesn't know Sam Bradford. He hasn't met Sam Bradford yet. He first did a deep dive on Sam Bradford the Quarterback in 2010, when Pederson was an offensive quality-control coach for the Eagles and Bradford was leaving Oklahoma for the NFL draft as the No. 1 overall pick. The Eagles were never going to get Bradford in that draft, but Pederson had researched him anyway, poring over every throw of Bradford's terrific college career, forming an impression that Pederson carried with him Tuesday to his introductory news conference as the Eagles head coach.
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January 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
AT 2 P.M. Tuesday, Jeffrey Lurie will introduce the Eagles' 23rd head coach, Doug Pederson, at a NovaCare news conference. Presumably, Lurie also will entertain questions about where his franchise is headed, why Howie Roseman is again in charge of personnel, and why Roseman hasn't been available to reporters since rejoining the football side of Lurie's operation upon the firing of Chip Kelly three weeks ago. It ought to be a fun time for all. ...
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January 19, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The Eagles appeared to value Doug Pederson's connection to Andy Reid when they picked him to be the next head coach, but it does not sound as if Pederson will bring any of Reid's assistants from Kansas City to Philadelphia. That could be a factor at offensive coordinator, where Pederson's background with Brad Childress, the Chiefs' spread game analyst/special projects coach, led to speculation that he could be a possibility. Childress was Pederson's quarterbacks coach in 1999 and is a former Eagles offensive coordinator and Minnesota Vikings head coach.
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January 19, 2016
NOT EVEN an hour after his Chiefs fell in New England, incumbent Eagles head coach Doug Pederson moved to flesh out his staff. The obvious goal: Familiarity and experience. With only seven seasons as an NFL assistant, the first two spent as a 41-year-old intern, it is fair to question Pederson's bona fides as a coach. Considering his wish list, it is hard to question Pederson's strategy as a hirer. He clearly wants to insulate himself with loyal, accomplished men. A league source said Sunday that, if he has his way, Pederson's chief lieutenants will include a former teammate and two former NFL head coaches who, like Pederson, owe their NFL careers to Andy Reid.
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January 16, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
No one knows. Doug Pederson will be the Eagles' next head coach, and no one knows how he'll fare. Again: no one. Anyone who says anything else is selling you a knockoff Rolex. People will pass their judgments, of course. People who have played with Pederson when he was a journeyman quarterback, who have coached alongside him, who have talked football with him, will endorse him. People who follow the Eagles and root for the Eagles will hope for the best with him. Their endorsements and hope offer no tangible indication of whether Pederson will be a good head coach or a bad one. People who have played with Pederson or been around him or who are in or around the NFL and are paid to deliver opinions - usually at the highest possible decibel level - will blast the hire.
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January 15, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If the Eagles have concluded the interview portion of their coaching search and are just mulling over a final decision, as Doug Pederson suggested Tuesday, it would seem the longer it plays out the more it would benefit the Chiefs offensive coordinator. "Still open, you know, still open," Pederson said when asked where he stood with the Eagles after Sunday's interview. "They're still in the process. From what I'm hearing they have stopped all their interviews and now it's just a matter of them getting together collectively and making a decision.
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January 15, 2016 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, STAFF WRITERS  
Ben McAdoo is off the market even after the Eagles were ready to offer him the head coaching position. McAdoo, formerly the Giants' offensive coordinator, is expected to become the Giants' head coach, according to multiple reports. The Eagles were prepared to offer McAdoo a contract before he accepted the Giants job, two league sources told The Inquirer on Wednesday night. The Eagles declined comment. The Eagles' interest might have been the pressure the Giants needed to promote McAdoo.
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