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 »

Why Pat Shurmur Should Not Be Overlooked

Pat Shurmur. (Jeff Fusco)

Pat Shurmur. (Jeff Fusco)

It lacks sizzle, and that’s part of the reason why it’s being generally ignored. But there’s an argument to be made for why Pat Shurmur might just be a legit candidate for the Eagles head coaching gig.

A few things to consider: Read more »

McDermott Wants Eagles To ‘Recapture the Magic’

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Sean McDermott joined the 97.5 the Fanatic morning show Tuesday and indicated that he does have some interest in the Eagles head coaching job.

“Oh yeah, I mean, we love it here, living in Carolina it’s been great being here five years. But yeah, we’re always interested,” he said. “I love the Philadelphia area and quite honestly it’s been tough to watch the last several years, having grown up in the area and worked there for 12 years. The fan base, I know it’s important to them; they’re genuine, they’re dedicated and they’re real. And the facilities up there are second to none. I’d love to see the Eagles recapture the magic so to speak.” Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: What the Players Want

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Jeffrey Lurie cited several factors when discussing the timing of the Chip Kelly firing,  but said the most important was that making the move before the end of the year would allow him to take the temperature of the players before they scattered for the offseason.

He met with them as a group on Wednesday morning, then again on Monday. In between, he sought the counsel of a few key veterans to get an understanding of what was lacking under Kelly, and what was needed moving forward.

“I think it was just more of him just getting a feel for his players and what are the qualities that we look for in a head coach, that we want in a head coach, what are some of the things that we need as NFL players,” said Malcolm Jenkins. “And I think that’s a conversation that not many owners have with their players. I think we can have confidence in who they select because we know they’re listening to what we want, what we have expressed is important to us, so we feel good about the whole selection process.” Read more »

Locker Room Round-Up: Johnson On Peters’ Remarks

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Jason Peters pushed back hard when asked if the time is now for him to transition from tackle to guard.

“No, no. I can still play tackle. I’m the best we got,” he said following the game Sunday. “Who are they going to put there? Who is better than me in this locker room? Nobody. Who can they draft better than me? Nobody. Who can they pick up better than me? Nobody.”

Those comments were presented to Lane Johnson during locker cleanouts Monday. Read more »

Report: Adam Gase To Interview With Eagles

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According to ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, Adam Gase will interview with the Eagles for their head coaching position in the next few days.

Per PFT on Saturday, the Eagles, Dolphins and Browns “are expected to pursue Gase aggressively” to be their next head coach.

On Sunday, Sports Illustrated’s Michael Silver tweeted that he expects Gase to look hardest at the Eagles, Dolphins, and Browns.

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Notes: DeMarco Gets the Look He Likes

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The first thing that jumps out at you about DeMarco Murray‘s 54-yard touchdown Sunday was that it came with Sam Bradford under center.

That’s Murray’s preferred look — and one that he rarely got when Chip Kelly was in charge.

Per Zach Berman, Murray entered the game with just 25 carries from under center versus 156 from the shotgun. That means he got his desired formation just 14 percent of the time. When he did, the results weren’t very good, as he averaged just 2.2 yards per carry with the QB under center compared to 3.7 from shotgun. But the big difference this time around, Murray said, was the emphasis that was put on those running plays in practice leading into the Giants game. Read more »

Jason Peters Talks Chip, Next Head Coach

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Asked what he wants in his next head coach, Jason Peters evoked the name of Andy Reid.

“He’s like a father figure to all the players. You just kind of didn’t want to let him down so you always played hard for the guy,” he said. “Somebody like him.”

Questions were raised down the stretch this season whether Peters felt inspired to “play hard” for the man who was just shown the door, Chip Kelly. He exited the game against Washington last week once the outcome was decided. Reports surfaced that he pulled himself because he didn’t want to risk further injury for a team not going to the playoffs. Read more »

‘I Think the Perception Was Not the Reality’

Malcolm Jenkins and

Malcolm Jenkins and

There are many sides to a locker room story.

For every sharp-tongued Lane Johnson criticism about the former head coach, there are other, more loyal players whose blood gets to boiling when such stones are cast.

Ask one Eagle about the man at the helm for the past few years, and you’ll hear that he’s impossible to talk to. Question another, and they’ll insist that the open-door policy was real and that, when used, Kelly was eager to try and troubleshoot.

“Whether he’s meeting with Mr. Lurie or he’s in an offensive meeting, if you came up there and said you wanted to talk to him, he drops everything and he says, ‘What’s the deal? What do you want to fix? What’s going on?’ And everyone knows that,” said Riley Cooper. “So in that regard, I think he was very approachable.” Read more »

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