What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

As the head coaching carousel continues to spin ’round, there are plenty of takes to be had on the Eagles’ past failures, and their direction moving forward. We’ve gathered up a sampling of the most notable local and national reads.

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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.

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Open Thread: Black Monday; Coaching Search

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The regular season has drawn to a close, and Black Monday has arrived. Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski are on the lookout for the Eagles’ next head coach. So are at least four other teams. With more firings come more openings; one of the busiest times of the year is just beginning.

We’ll update this thread with new information as it streams in, so check back here — and join the conversation below — to make sure you’re up-to-date as the winds of change start to swirl.

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Report: Eagles Could Pursue Saints’ Sean Payton

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

According to a report from Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, the Eagles will pursue New Orleans head coach Sean Payton if he and the Saints part ways in the coming days.

Payton has racked up an 87-57 record in nine seasons with the Saints, including a win in Super Bowl XLIV in 2009.

He was quarterbacks coach for the Eagles from 1997-1998.

The Saints finished the season 7-9 for the second straight season this year.

Adam Gase, the Bears’ offensive coordinator, is reportedly set to interview with the Eagles in the next few days.

What They’re Saying About The Eagles

Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports

It’s been quite the few days. We’ve been covering Chip Kelly‘s release around the clock, but it’s always good to get other perspectives. Here’s a sampling of what local and national writers are saying about the Eagles.

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Jeffrey Lurie On New Power Structure

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Jeffrey Lurie wants a collaborative approach moving forward, one that will prominently involve Howie Roseman and Tom Donahoe on the personnel side.

“Howie Roseman will remain as Executive Vice President in charge of football operations, Tom Donahoe will run the day-to-day player personnel department, which is a crucial hire and a crucial position in terms of player personnel,” said Lurie. “Howie will be responsible for making sure our player personnel department is as good as it gets in the NFL and be accountable for that. That’s pretty much the way it would go. A new head coach, executive vice president of football operations and a player personnel head, they’re all partners to collaborate. That’s the structure.”

Lurie clarified that the title “general manager” will not be used in this set-up; in other words, we shouldn’t expect an outside GM hiring. Roseman will oversee the operation while Donahoe will be in charge of day-to-day affairs.

“[Roseman] will have a say in personnel as a collaborator, yes,” Lurie said.

Roseman is back in a position of power on the personnel side, with perhaps more clout than ever.

Open Thread: Reaction Day

Jeffrey Lurie (Photo by: Jeff Fusco)

Jeffrey Lurie (Photo by: Jeff Fusco)

In case you managed to dodge the onslaught of updates, Chip Kelly was fired Tuesday evening. The Eagles have practice Wednesday, and team owner Jeffrey Lurie will be addressing the media to discuss the decision to release Kelly.

Practice begins at 12:05, Lurie will address the media at 12:30, and players will be available to the media starting around 1:45.

We’ll be covering everything as it happens, and you can come to this open thread to read about and discuss the latest news and updates from what promises to be a hectic day-after at the NovaCare Complex.

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