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 »

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

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

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 »

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