Schefter Handicaps McAdoo As Favorite For Eagles Job

Ben McAdoo. (USA Today Sports)

Ben McAdoo. (USA Today Sports)

Adam Schefter isn’t so sure that Doug Pederson is the favorite to land the Eagles head coaching gig. In his mind, Ben McAdoo is.

Appearing on the 97.5 the Fanatic Morning Show, the ESPN analyst had this to say about the Eagles coaching search, which looks to be coming down the home stretch:

“I don’t know that [Pederson]’s the front-runner. I know that he’s square in contention for that job, I know they really like him. In my mind, my sense — these are just senses — is that Ben McAdoo is the front-runner. But I don’t know that to be right. I think Pederson and McAdoo both are square in the conversation,” he said. Read more »

Eagles Complete Interview With Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin and Jay Gruden. (USA Today Sports)

Tom Coughlin and Jay Gruden. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles confirmed that they completed their interview with Tom Coughlin late Monday afternoon.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Coughlin and Jeffrey Lurie met one-on-one before the official interview began. Read more »

Report: Eagles To Interview Tom Coughlin Monday

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Tom Coughlin. (USA Today Sports)

A new name has been added into the mix, and it’s a big one.

The Eagles have made a request to interview Tom Coughlin, per a league source, backing up a report by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

The Eagles’ request has been granted, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, and the team will speak to Coughlin Monday night. Rapoport added that it’s “more of a feeling-out for both [sides] than an interview,” and that it’s “unlikely [the] Giants would stand in the way of the Eagles” because New York “would simply avoid paying the final year” of Coughlin’s contract. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: On Lurie, Gase And Risk/Reward

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

I agree with Adam Schefter’s assessment that the Eagles have been weighing whether to take a shot on a potential rising star in Adam Gase or lean more towards the familiar by hiring a guy like Doug Pederson (or Pat Shurmur). 

They clearly like Gase. He was their first out-of-house interview. Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski reportedly spent eight hours with him on Tuesday and scheduled a second sitdown for this weekend. All the signs are there that he is under serious consideration.

They have done their homework on the 37-year-old Michigan State grad and are spending as much time with him as possible to try and get an understanding for the way he’s wired and how he might mesh with the other personalities in power. But the reality is that there is no way to know for sure how someone will impact the dynamics inside the workplace until they are actually placed in the pond. It could be ecological harmony; it could be toxic.

The Eagles are particularly leery of the latter coming off the Chip Kelly experiment. Read more »

Schefter Believes Eagles ‘Highly Interested In Adam Gase’

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Take a run at the hot candidate or lean on the familiar? That’s the debate going on inside the NovaCare, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Appearing on the 97.5 The Fanatic morning show, Schefter said the Eagles are high on Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, but don’t want to rush into anything given their recent experiences with Chip Kelly. Read more »

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