Eagles Plan On Interviewing Mike McCoy

The most sought-after NFL assistant on the market this week appears to be Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

And a source confirms that the Eagles plan on interviewing him. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com first reported the team’s interest.

There’s a lot to like about the 40-year-old McCoy. Yes, he’s currently working with Peyton Manning, which is probably every offensive coordinator’s dream. But McCoy’s previous accomplishments are impressive. He made the most of his offense in 2011, working with a quarterback who couldn’t really throw in Tim Tebow. Kyle Orton had the best years of his career working with McCoy. And Jake Delhomme made a Pro Bowl in 2005 with McCoy as his quarterbacks coach.

An important trait in any head coach is the ability to adapt to personnel, especially when you consider injuries, free agency, players aging, etc. McCoy has proof on his resume that he’s able to do that.

“We’re firm believers here that you have to adjust to who you have,” he told the Sporting News recently.

Before taking over Denver’s offense in 2009, McCoy spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He was the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2007 and 2008; the quarterbacks coach from 2003 to 2006; quarterbacks coach/offensive assistant in 2002; wide receivers coach in 2001; and an offensive assistant in 2000.

This year, the Broncos finished the regular season second in the league in scoring offense, averaging 30.1 points per game.

During his playing days, McCoy (a quarterback) spent training camp with the Eagles in 1998.

Here’s an excerpt from that Sporting News article I mentioned above:

Those sentiments are echoed around the Broncos’ locker room for an assistant coach who keeps his emotions in check, doesn’t use public statements to cut down his players and displays a placid, but palpable, authority over the offense, which John Fox has entrusted to him.

“I think Mike has done an outstanding job,” Fox said. “He did an outstanding job a year ago. He’s done the same thing again this year. You like to see people get opportunities and have those options. I’m sure it will be no different this year.”

Because the Broncos have a first-round bye, teams are allowed to travel to Denver to interview McCoy this week. According to reports, the Bears, Bills and Cardinals will also be interviewing McCoy.

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  • thefadd

    sure you guys are all over breaking the next coach story but which potential coaches do you think would keep which players on the roster? who would be more likely to turn to a 3-4 D? and just what is this system that Lurie used to bestow Howie with the title of most awesome talent evaluator?

    • Lou Duva

      I think ur asking a question that can’t be answered. How would they know if one of the potential candidates would want Nnamdi or Demeco. Or what defense they would run. That’s not the story right now

      • SS

        Agreed, they’re reporting on the facts, not baseless speculation

  • daggolden

    Its so hard to determine who is right for the job. Mike McCoy so ok he works well with QBs what about the rest of the team? Will he assemble a good staff, can he handle the Philly fans and media? Theres alot more to it than he helped Tim Tebow win a few games.

  • Ellis

    He needed a place to eat and didn’t look to the needs of the surrounding community around him

  • MRodgers

    The main reason C&R was so popular was MS and his talented crew. The food was fabulous, not just in comparison with other kosher places, but with ANY other kosher place ever in Philly! Take the creative genius away and C&R will be gone before you know it, just like every other poorly-run, bland kosher place before it. C&R is done, I guarantee.

    • Fsolo

      Don’t u see that the prob is cook n solo have no idea how to make money. It’s about ego and this is a biz

      • Nadine Bonner

        I think the ego belongs to the owner. There are several other kosher restaurants in the Philadelphia area where one can have a good, if not fabulous, kosher meal. Mainly in the NE. It is certainly not the only place kosher diners can eat. Max & David, which went out of business in April, had a fantastic, creative menu and a very charismatic owner, but, like C&R, had a lousy location. I only gave C & R a year when it opened with Michael Solomanov. Now, unless Magerman wants to keep pouring money into it, I give it less.

  • RevolutionNumberNine

    In other word, Magerman wants to make more money. Got it.